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.