Future Previews Nicki Minaj-Assisted ‘Rockstar,’ And Tells Writers: ‘Leak It’

Track features an uncleared sample of George Michael's 'Careless Whisper.'

Future wants to keep it all the way real with his fans on his sophomore LP, Honest.

But when he had to leave the Nicki Minaj-assisted track “Rockstar,” on the cutting room floor because George Michael refused to clear the sample from his hit, “Careless Whisper,” the “Move That Dope” MC reportedly dared the writers at his private listening session Tuesday night (March 25) to record the song on their phones and leak it themselves.

In two short clips posted via Instagram, the DJ Clue-produced song begins with the familiar beat from the British singer’s song, with Future Vandross amending the refrain with lines like, “All my life and all my dreams, all my bitches in love with me/ I like the life we lead, surrounded by a bunch of stars.”

Next up, as the bass-heavy beat works up into a lather, Minaj chimes in with her signature flow. Future can be seen nodding his head and mouthing the YMCMB empress’ lyrics that begin with the line, “How Imma come on it? I just come on it/ Another bitch why would you put a drum on it?”

And just like that, with Minaj about to fire off more bars, the video ends abruptly. Although “Rockstar” won’t make the album, Future allegedly hinted that the song might eventually be released anyway.