Future is having a stellar year so far with his third studio album, DS2, and What a Time to Be Alive, his project with Drake. So it’s only right that he graces the cover of XXL magazine’s Fall 2015 issue.

On the red-hued cover, the Atlanta rhymer, always wearing his teardrop fedora, is shown biting down on a huge diamond ring. The cover line: “Trap King.”

In his first cover story for XXL, Future talks about collaborating with Drake, who at one time, was his rap rival. "I feel like genuinely we’ve been building a great relationship over these years," he said. "We got history together. We went on a few tours together so it was like, publicly, some things was said and it was took out of context. And even with the situation coming out, we put it all behind us, went on a sold out tour and we built from that and I feel like it’s genuine, it’s authentic and we built trust between each other."

Future also opened up about his relationship with Ciara, who is the mother of his fifth child. The "Where Ya At" rapper insists he has no problems with CiCi bringing their son, Future Jr., around current boyfriend, Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson.

"Like, I’m cool with it," he explains. "I’m cool with him being around him but certain situations, we all in the public eye, you can’t move around with my son a certain kind of way, you know what I’m saying? I feel like a lot of moves are just made out of just being evil, basically."

"Because, you know, the success of my album and you still want to make certain moves to take the spotlight off me a little bit and shed light on a negative situation," he continues. "Why would you want to put light on a negative situation? Even if I didn’t care about it, the people have a way of looking at it. Why would you want to give these people an opinion on our kid? Why won’t we just let our child be a child?”

Future also talks about overcoming his shyness, his infamous Gucci flip flops and fatherhood.

XXL's Fall 2015 issue, with Future on the cover, hits newsstands on Sept. 28.

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