Future scored a hit with his breakout single “Tony Montana,” enlisting Drake to hop on the remix to the cut. But after joining forces with the Young Money rapper for the song, the Atlanta, Georgia native considered it a “slap in the face” when Drake didn’t show up for the video shoot.
Speaking with The Source, Future saluted Drake for even hopping on the record, but was taken aback that he wouldn’t support the track by appearing in the video.
“I salute him just for even getting on the record, because it says a lot about his character. He did give his fans a chance to hear Future for the first time, but he didn’t get on the video,” he said. “I wasn’t real mad about it, but when I first talked about it, I told him, ‘If you do this, make sure you know what you’re doing. This is my baby, this is the first song that I’m doing, this is Tony Montana, this is my single. This is the one that means the most to me, because it’s my breakout single.’”
He said that he was just trying to give the people something special, and that Drake’s cameo would have pushed the clip into that territory.
“I was just trying to do a great video, I was trying to deliver what the people heard, what the fans heard and what I’ve seen. why I choose you to get on my record out of all people? So many people from Atlanta wanted to get on the song. It was basically a slap in my face because they like shit, you should have did someone from Atlanta who get in the video, who wanted to be in the video. and you go outside Atlanta and you get something different.”