Worried about turning off rap fans, Future scratched a song with Miley Cyrus from his album.
Future doesn't get caught up in the nuances of his growing fame. Despite a packed promo schedule for his second album, "Honest" (due April 22 on Freebandz/Epic), it's his future wife, singer Ciara, and their forthcoming collabo — a baby boy — he's thinking of on a March afternoon, leaning back in a booth at an upscale Chinese restaurant in Manhattan. "I know I haven't always done things the right way," says Future, 30. "I'm just trying to reflect on how to make myself better, how to become a better man, a better father, a better person, a better artist. I wanted to touch on subject matter that doesn't always get touched on."
He's discussing next single "I Won," in which he and Kanye West drop funny but sincere lyrics about their respective fiancees — "trophies," they call them giddily. Future built his rep on street hits — his first two, "Tony Montana" and "Same Damn Time" became club classics, helping his 2012 debut, "Pluto," hit No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and sell 368,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. And there's no shortage of that hard-knock sound on "Honest."