Atlanta rapper Future has received some negative reactions after posting an Instagram story featuring his children swimming in cash.
The Instagram story was posted Monday, and shows two of Future’s sons, one being his namesake Future Jr., dressed in dapper dress clothes and holding what looks to be wads of cash up to their ears, like a phone. The Instagram story, which digital entertainment site The Shade Room obtained a screen shot of, also includes a caption that reads #BigMood.
The Shade Room later posted the screen shot to its Instagram page, and several of its followers chimed in. The post has received more than 106,000 likes and hundreds of comments, with many mocking Future, whose real name is Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn.
User @tokyosgold responded to The Shade Room post of Future’s photo with disdain, commenting “I think this is really ghetto and sets a stereotype.”
In response to The Shade Room’s caption “#Future’s babies are rolling in the dough,” user mskrix wrote “But are they rolling in good life skills, character, and respect for women?”
Instagram user @amorbeauties, like many of those criticizing the post, took the photo as the rapper glamorizing a flashy lifestyle, calling the post “tacky and weird...Everytime he’s pictured with his kids they’re flashing jewelry and money. There’s more to life than that.”
There were also several who made comparisons to Ciara and Russel Wilson’s upbringing of Future Jr. compared to Future’s. Despite it being just one photo, many viewed the snapshot as an indication of Future’s parenting.
“Ciara dodged a MAJOR bullet. Cause Future Jr is out here playing sports, being a whole kid. Thanks to Russell for being an actual parent,” user @amorbeauties wrote.
“Papa Russ would never,” user yup_imfab wrote.
While Instagram user _kaylaatkins commented that Ciara and Wilson will likely have to do “re-programming” when Future Jr. finishes the visit with his dad.
Though most of the comments skewed negative, a couple of Future fans took the post lightly, noting that the kids were probably having fun in the mini photo shoot. User @moneymanboofie said “Baby future like this life better.” One commenter, @brookedabrand, found the photo “adorable and funny.”
“It cracks me how lil Future inner Him comes out when he on his dad side!”
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