In a new interview with French website Clique, Future talks about why he makes so many references to drugs in his music. The interviewer, bless his heart, doesn’t think it’s possible for someone to be as “creative and productive” as Future is when they’re on drugs all the time.
“It’s the timing. I don’t have to do it all the time,” says Future. Then he says something revealing:
“I’m not like super drugged out or [a] drug addict. My music may portray a certain kind of image and I know it’s some people that might be super drugged out and they listen to the music like, ‘Ay thank you, you speaking for me’ and then some people that’s not [super drugged out] that feel like, “Man I don’t have to do drugs, I can listen to Future and feel like I’m on something’ and don’t have to try [drugs]. I don’t do it for you to really have to live that type of life.”
When pushed as to why he talks about drugs in his music so much, Future says, “Yeah because I feel like that’s the number one thing everybody likes to talk about. It’s a catch.”
He goes on to talk about how he’s not dependent on drugs at all. Watch the entire interview below, where Future also hints at dropping new music out of nowhere, since he’s in Europe now and he was in Europe last year when he dropped Monster on a whim. The whole conversation on drugs starts around 24:20.