Future says he’s tired of outrage being sparked over a single comment or by popular opinion, and it’s something he just won’t do.
The Freebandz leader used that reasoning to explain why he’ll continue to wear Gucci about a month and a half after the brand withdrew its wool balaclava sweater that resembled blackface.
Since then, T.I. has been one of the leaders in asking black folks to cancel the popular brand.
Other celebrities who also said they were done with Gucci include 50 Cent, who burned one of their T-shirts, and Soulja Boy who slammed them Sunday during a performance at the High Times Cup in Adelanto, Calif.
But Future said he’ll still wear Gucci because, one, he’s already spent money on the brand and doesn’t want to take a financial loss, and, two, he doesn’t believe spite was involved.
“I bought Gucci before it got canceled, so I’m still gon’ wear it because that’s my money,” he said during an interview on Streetz 94.5. “If you wanna give my money back then we can talk, because I’m a businessman. So you can buy my clothes back if you want me to not wear it, but you can’t tell me. Because I don’t feel like they did it out of ill intentions, but it ain’t for me to judge.”
He then said a lot of folks jumped to a conclusion that the Gucci designer was trying to send a racist message.
“Y’all haven’t had no conversation with the designer,” the rapper stated. “Y’all don’t know nothing about the background of the designer. The designer momma could be black, the designer daddy could be black, the designer could be black. Like, they don’t even understand. They’re just going off what somebody says in a comment. I can’t go off a comment. I just don’t know how to do that. That would be ignorant of me.”
T.I. hasn’t publicly gotten at Future for his Gucci stance, like he did when Floyd Mayweather said he’d still wear the brand, but he did chastise one young man earlier this month when he saw him wearing Gucci.
“It’s what’s in you, not what’s on you. That s—t ain’t s—t until we put it on,” Tip told the guy.
As for Future, some blasted him on his Instagram page for staying loyal to the fashion brand, but not as many as some might have expected.
“Lmao he right tho. If I spent my money on Gucci before it’s cancelled, who the f—k gonna buy it off me? Cause I’m not letting money go to waste,” someone commented.