Future represents an interesting challenge for the late-night TV bookers of America. He’s unquestionably one of the biggest stars in rap, and he’s an electrifying live performer. But his songs are grimy as fuck, and he doesn’t seem that interested in cleaning up his lyrics for broadcast. Last night, Future was the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He took over the show’s outdoor festival stage, brought a live band with him, and sounded fucking awesome. (He also wore a trench coat and some aviators that kind of made him look like Blade.) But as he performed the DS2 tracks “Blow A Bag” and “Where Ya At,” he did nothing to sanitize the lyrics, which meant Kimmel’s censor had to go nuts throwing obtrusive silences into the mix. (I think he snuck a couple of cusses through to the air, too.) Watch the performance below.
DS2 is out now on Epic, and it is so, so good.