News: Future Defends Rejecting Lil Wayne's "Tony Montana" Guest Feature Request
Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011 11:15AM
Atlanta rapper Future has revealed his decision to roll with Young Money's Drake over Grammy-winning star Lil Wayne for their current smash hit, "Tony Montana" remix.
While Weezy's star power did not go unnoticed, Future said the track would have had a surplus of rap royalty with the Young Money boss on it.
According to Future, not only was Drake vying for a guest spot on the hot track, but his Young Money labelhead Lil Wayne wanted to jump on it, too. "He told me how much of a fan he was of mine and he was like, 'Wayne wants to get on it, too,'" recalls Future, who declined the offer. "I was like, 'Wayne not gonna get on it.' Too many big artists on the song already... That's why I didn't want him and Wayne on the song." (XXL Mag)
Last week, Future described his frustration in Drake's decision to not appear in their song's music video.
"Yeah, but I salute him for even getting on the record," Future said when asked about Drizzy's absence from the "Tony Montana" remix music video. "I wasn't real mad about it but when I first talked to him about it, I told him, 'If you do this, make sure you know what you're doing, this is my baby.' ... It wasn't a shocker because when he did it [the remix], I knew he wasn't going to do it -- just because that's what the music industry has come to. Nobody ain't trying to give nobody a hand and help them push them in the right direction no more than what you're going [in the right direction]. ... It's basically like a slap in my face because [the fans are] like, 'You should have did it with somebody from Atlanta who's gonna get in the video, who want to be a part of your video.' ... I really wanted to give Atlanta something different and it turned out being a slap in my face for it not completing the whole thought." (The Source)
Following the posted video interview, speculation grew over whether or not Drizzy took an indirect shot at Future via Twitter.
"Throw em a bone and they want a steak.," Drake tweeted hours later on November 2nd. (Drake's Twitter)
Recently, Future revealed how he got Drizzy to put his own spin on the record.
"When I was making 'Tony Montana,' it was so far fetched for me to get Drake on the record," explained Future. "They called me and said, 'Drake wants to get on Tony.' We had a long conversation. I sent it to him and he sent it back the same night. 'Tony Montana' is the Scarface movie on wax." (Rap-Up)
Check out Future speaking on Drake below: