Future released two albums in two weeks earlier this year: the typically dark and brooding trap exercise FUTURE and a poppy, R&B-leaning companion called HNDRXX. I figured HNDRXX would be the one that popped off this summer, but as it turned out, “Mask Off,” from the self-titled, became Future’s biggest hit ever, buoyed by viral fan videos and a Kendrick Lamar-infused remix. Its popularity is deserved, but it’s a little disappointing that HNDRXX has yet to generate a right and proper hit despite being laced with bangers upon bangers.
Unfortunately it seems unlikely that any of those songs will achieve their rightful recognition because Future has apparently moved on. He’s just released a new single called “PIE,” a duet with disreputable dirtbag Chris Brown comparing the women they sleep with on the side to the bonus drugs you get for free when purchasing an ounce of cocaine. It’s got me agreeing with the great critic and Stereogum contributor Al Shipley this morning:
all these potential hits on HNDRXX that Future could be working and he comes out of nowhere with some bullshit song with Chris Brown smh
— Al Shipley (@alshipley) June 26, 2017
Meanwhile, TMZ reports that at the video’s premiere party after the BET Awards last night in LA, Brown’s entourage and Migos got into a minor scuffle. It sounds like things got tense outside the venue and possibly some pushing went down but ultimately things calmed down before they got out of control. Migos ringleader Quavo has been romantically linked to Brown’s ex Karrueche Tran, who recently was granted a five-year a restraining order against Brown.
Here's the vid I took of migos after the fight pic.twitter.com/lpureTpBSF
— jayla (@malibusgomez) June 26, 2017