TMZ- Future claims he didn't go to the Falcons-Seahawks game this weekend to spite Russell Wilson ... he's just a huge Falcons fan ... plain and simple.
Obviously, with the history between Future and Russ (and Ciara) -- it was verrrry interesting to see the rapper on the sidelines opposite the Seahawks QB at the NFL playoff game in ATL on Saturday.
But a source close to Future says the rapper is adamant his appearance was not meant to be a shot at his ex's husband.
We're told he's tight with a bunch of Falcons players -- especially stud receiver Julio Jones-- so that's why he was invited to the game ... and he'll probably go this coming Sunday too.
Call me crazy for not buying what Future is selling, but I stopped investing in things that hardly seemed authentic in 8th grade when I broke two pairs of F-Oakleys in the same week. The only response I had when I read that Future was claiming innocence on a blatant act of pettiness was a passive aggressive "k.", because that seemed like a fittingly elementary reaction towards shenanigans that were right out of whatever book high school exes call their post-breakup plays. Don't get me wrong. I have no problem believing that an Atlanta rapper is - indeed - a big time Falcons fan so it's no surprise he was in attendance, but that doesn't mean I believe that he serves any genuine purpose whatsoever roaming the sideline with another one of his ex-fiance's former flames...
So can we just call that thing that looks like a inverted heart with a golf tee jammed through it a spade and admit that Future willingly subjected himself to being used as a pawn in an attempt to mentally checkmate the guy that's raising his son? I'm sure Dan Quinn could probably be tricked into believing that Future was his third string safety whose on IR, but something tells me that a popular hip hop artist who didn't used to dick-down the life partner of the most important player on the opposing team would probably only garner an invite to the postgame celebration after a playoff win. Unless Julio Jones is befriending Ciara's exes in hopes of gathering intel for when her and Russell Wilson inevitably split then the Atlanta Falcons are guilty of doing everything they can to give themselves an edge. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it's nothing short of obvious when the opposing quarterback is looking across the field at a lineup of dudes that used to penetrate his wife.