Future Says Drake’s Absence From ‘Tony Montana’ Video Is ‘A Slap In My Face’

By Allen Starbury  |  11/03/2011

FutureAtlanta rapper Future has a certified hit on his hands with his single "Tony Montana."

Since dropping its video on Youtube less than a week ago (watch here), it's garnered nearly 1 million views. However, upon watching it, you see it's missing something -- Drake's presence, who is featured on the cut's remix.

Drake's appearance helped amp up the song's popularity when it hit the net, but when it came time to do the video, the YMCMB star decided not to show.

In a recent interview with TheSource.com, Future said that although he gives Drizzy props for helping push the single, his absence from its video was "a slap in my face."

"I salute him just for even getting on the record, because it says a lot about his character," the rapper began, before addressing the music video. "...I wasn’t real mad about it, but when I first talked about it, I told him, 'If you do this, make sure you know what you're doing. This is my baby, this is the first song that I’m doing, this is 'Tony Montana,' this is my single. This is the one that means the most to me, because it's my breakout single.' "

According to Future, he discussed the video with Drake's camp early on ... and even says he tried to work around the rap star's schedule to make it happen to no avail.

"I was just trying to do a great video, I was trying to deliver what the people heard, what the fans heard and what I've seen. Why I choose you to get on my record out of all people?" Future continued. "So many people from Atlanta wanted to get on the song. It was basically a slap in my face because they like 'Sh**, you should have did someone from Atlanta who get in the video, who wanted to be in the video.' You go outside Atlanta and you get something different."

In what looked like a response, Drake posted a quick comment on Twitter account (@Drake), writing: "Throw em a bone and they want a steak."