R&B singer Ciara recently discussed her working relationship with Future and how despite their Atlanta backgrounds, Epic Records had more to do with their teaming up for overnight collaborations.
Blown away by their chemistry together, CiCi made sure to point out how Future separates himself from regular hip-hop artists.
“We’re on the same label, and they had always wanted us to work together. I think his approach to making music is very unique. He doesn’t approach it in the typical rapper way, and he can write real R&B pop melodies. ‘Wake Up, No Make Up’ was produced by Mike WiLL Made It and Future in collaboration, so there’s a little hip hop influence in it too.” (Daze Digital)
She also credited working alongside the Atlanta rapper for bringing out a more fierce side of her.
“I love being aggressive at certain points in my records, and working with him helps me to tap into a different kind of aggressiveness, because he also has his own,” she added. “It’s a different perspective. Everything happened very organically on this record. There are the more pop-heavy songs, but there’s gonna be this super-hardcore urban bottom. Me and Future have written a few other songs that are going to be on the album as well.” (Daze Digital)
Back in January, Future came clean on the Ciara dating rumors.
“She’s amazing, incredible, everything that comes along with those words. I could tell you all the negativity that comes along with me and her is not true because our personal life is our personal life. Sometimes present and think it’s true like they have facts but at the end of the day we know what’s true and we know what’s not true and anything negative from that situation, eh man, we’re not even representing that. What you see is what you get.” (Poster Child)
He also credited their record label status for bringing them together as friends.
“We are at a time where, I am on Epic, she’s on Epic, I love music, she loves music. And we love being in the studio with each other,” Future added. “We love being around each other and that’s just what it is. The chemistry is there. It’s amazing. She makes me happy, I make her smile and it is what it is but anything negative around that is just all false because every time you’re doing something positive and people see you’re happy, they always want to find something to tear them down and bring you down. … At the end of the day, she’s a great woman.” (Poster Child)