Continuing to ride the buzz surrounding his “Tony Montana” remix radio anthem, Atlanta rapper Future has addressed Drake’s decision not to appear in his first breakout single’s music video.
Although Future appreciated Drizzy for meeting him halfway by remixing the track, he said not having him in the music video ultimately sparked the most frustration.
“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)
The “Tony Montana” remix music video recently wrapped up filming in the Dominican Republic.
Future added that he originally intended to film the video in Cuba–as a proper ode to the origins of Al Pacino’s Scarface character–but he was forced to relocate due to certain restrictions.”It was hard [enough] getting over to the Dominican Republic and getting all the permits,” he explained. “I wanted to go to Cuba, but I couldn’t get over there because of the passports and going through customs. It took five hours in customs, getting searched 10 times, going to the Dominican Republic. Getting back, they damn near didn’t want me to come back to America.” (RapFix)
Check out Future’s interview below: