The emotional quality of HNDRXX, in particular, stands out for its romantic undertones — specifically, the ones that seem to come to terms with the dissolution of his relationship with Ciara — and he got candid about his ex for the cover story. He pointed out that, yes, he's in a good place and the whole ordeal taught him plenty, but no, it wasn't an easy experience to work through.
"I feel like everything happened for a reason," he told Billboard. "I’m happy with life now. I’m happy with life, period, even with the end of a relationship being... I’m just not going to settle for anything, you know? Even in my life now, I know I can be a better person. I ain’t giving up on myself, so if you give up on me, I ain’t got nothing else to say for you. Because if you give up on something that’s real, it wasn’t real to you."
His commitment to keeping "real" played a hand in the relationship not working out, he says, as it did in other relationships with other high-profile women in the industry. Not everyone was down with his 420-friendly, hard-partying persona.
"They had me going the cornball route!” he says with a laugh. "What the people don’t understand is, I been kicking it with superstars when it comes to females for a minute — on the low-low with nobody don’t know-know."
There you have it: Future may be down to divulge certain details about his love life, but he's keeping plenty of info secret, too.