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Seahawks DJ Has Hard Time Playing Future Tracks with Russell Wilson Dating Ciara

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistSeptember 15, 2015

WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 16:  Host Russell Wilson (L) and recording artist Ciara attend the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2015 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 16, 2015 in Westwood, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/KCSports2015/Getty Images For KCSports2015)
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Seattle Seahawks star Russell Wilson has given the team all kinds of riches since he took the QB reins, but he’s cost his teammates something huge: the right to listen to Future.

Wilson’s pop star girlfriend, Ciara, had a son with the rapper, whose DS2 album has become wildly popular in recent months.

Here’s what disc jockey DV One said in a recent interview with Billboard's Natalie Weiner:

Among the players, last year it was Drake and Rick Ross. This year, I've been getting a lot of requests for Future. But that dynamic is weird too, because I can barely play Future with Ciara running around and that's her baby's dad. It's just that he has a dope-[expletive] album out right now, players like to hear it, it definitely gets you pumped up—even though it's low-tempo, it's still stuff that you want to hear—and then you've got Ciara running up with little baby Future and she's dating Russell so it's like, "Oh f--k."

The DJ went on to describe what it’s like dealing with this odd dynamic:

If they were to ask me to play "Tony Montana" I'd be like, get the hell out of here. If they ask me to play "Commas" or "Trap N----s" or any of this type of [stuff], I'm playing that all day. It's a weird balance—how do I play this and feel comfortable?

I also feel weird playing Ciara, because I was playing Ciara before she started dating Russell. I'd play "Goodies" and stuff like that for the crowd because it's good music that white people know—it's dance-y music, it's popular, it's stuff that you can get away with playing. Now that she's dating Russell, I don't want people to be like, "He's just playing that because she's dating Russell."

After the Seahawks suffered a loss to the St. Louis Rams in Week 1, music is probably the last thing on Wilson’s mind.

[Billboard, h/t SB Nation]

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