The Seattle Seahawks are coming to town this weekend to face the Falcons in the NFL’s Divisional Round of the playoffs. There are plenty of backstories between these two teams, the most obvious being that they played earlier this season and that the Falcons head coach, Dan Quinn, is a former Seattle defensive coordinator. However, one of the more interesting stories bubbling up in recent days surrounds Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and how the Falcons will, or will not, try and distract him.
Wilson is married to singer Ciara, who has a child from a previous relationship with the Atlanta-based rapper Future. The split between Future and Ciara wasn’t exactly smooth, with the rapper reportedly recording a threat to Wilson in one of his recent tracks. Past Seahawks opponents, most notably the Panthers, have taken the opportunity to play Future songs during games in order to try and distract the Seattle QB. This week, the question was put to the Falcons head coach as to whether his team would do the same. The answer? An emphatic no.
However, the Falcons stadium DJ, Jay Envy, apparently isn’t aware of that plan. Jay Envy told Complex that he is working on a “Future Mix For Russell” for the game. According to that article, Envy had posted a couple of videos on Instagram with snippets of requests to play Future and a sampling of the playlist. Those posts have seemingly been deleted. Envy’s reasoning for playing Future in the article goes beyond trolling Wilson though. From Complex:
“This is Atlanta. I play Future at every home game,” he told us on Tuesday afternoon. “That’s like not playing [Kanye] in Chicago. It just doesn’t happen. I’m not not going to play Future because of a certain team or player… I’m going to play it and, to be honest, no one has hit me up directly saying I can’t play the records I normally play.”
Judging by the fact that the Instagram posts and various Tweets have been deleted, it would seem that the DJ has since changed his tune.
Ryan Mayer is an Associate Producer for CBS Local Sports. Ryan lives in NY but comes from Philly and life as a Philly sports fan has made him cynical. Anywhere sports are being discussed, that’s where you’ll find him.