Fellow husbands-to-be Future and Kanye West sing an auto-tuned ode to their “trophies” on “I Won,” the latest single off Future’s sophomore album, Honest. The Metro Boomin-produced song is more the raw heartedness of “Honest” (also a Metro Boomin production) than the tough-talk of, say, “Move That Dope” or “Covered N Money.” But don’t get caught thinking it’s a love song for just Ciara; because as Future explains in an interview with Pitchfork, he considers it a female empowerment song:
“I Won” is not a love song. It’s just me uplifting women in general. I’m giving women the power to treat themselves as a trophy—to show that and know it in yourself and be confident—because when they do that, whoever they’re with is winning. I’m not teaching motherfuckers how to love.
Something like a for-the-ladies hybrid of “Trophies” and “You Deserve It,” sort of. And Kanye, he’s not just celebrating Kim– it’s a family affair: You can look at Kylie, Kendal, Kourtney or Khloe, all your mama ever made was trophies, right? The Hype Williams directed video is supposedly coming soon. Honest is out April 22 (t-minus 15-days!), and available for pre-order on iTunes tonight at midnight.
Stream: Future f. Kanye West, “I Won”