Fresh off of his solo cover of The Source, working with J. Lo and Miley Cyrus, and finally speaking on the feud between Ciara and Rihanna, Future hosted Friday night at Reign Nightclub.
The term hosted is used loosely, as Future was short on words, action or energy for most of his appearance. The Kirkwood-born-and-bred rapper, one of the few ATL MCs who will not be taking the stage for Hot 107.9’s Birthday Bash, was in the house with Big Tigger of V-103 and DJ Drama. While Drama played hits like “Karate Chop,” “Loveeeee Song,” and “UOENO” Future seemed content to let Big Tigger rock the mic while he stood on the couch of the club’s VIP/stage section and shook hands with supporters.
Young Jeezy was also in the house, holding down a corner VIP booth well above the stage. His booth was packed with a gaggle of ladies and friends, as bottle after bottle of champagne came to find him. Producer Jazze Pha made an unscheduled visit for a handshake and disappeared into the club. Actor Damien Wayans also made himself known on the evening, being announced a few times.
Big Tigger handled the hosting duties for most of the evening. Future rolled in fashionably late five minutes before 2 a.m. Unlike previous appearances at Reign, Future wasn’t draped in his signature hood and rocked a white t-shirt with his dreadlocks pulled back. A cigar that was no doubt filled with something other than tobacco was passed back and forth between the rapper and his entourage for the better part (read: all) of his time at Reign. Future also held onto double-stacked Styrofoam cups during his appearance, but the liquid inside was clear, bubbly and full of ice.
Big Tigger and DJ Drama, who was scheduled to be at Harlem Nights hosting his own event Friday, kept the crowd energy up all night. Future’s last appearance at Reign sparked a great deal of interest because it was one of his first appearances with girlfriend Ciara.