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The superhero-themed birthday bash was filled with candy, cupcakes, and face paint, but one gift, in particular, caused a stir online. Taking to Instagram, Future uploaded a video of himself gifting his son with a Rolex watch, as seen ahead. "Happy birthday," he said in the clip to which baby Future replied "Thanks."
Future gave his son Baby Future a Rolex for his fifth birthday 💎💰 pic.twitter.com/nuMrQuTBso— XXL Magazine (@XXL) May 19, 2019
In another post, the "Fine China" rapper captioned a photo of his son looking down at his new watch with Meek Mill lyrics, writing, "It was somethin bout that rollie when it first touched my wrist." While the gesture may have been innocent, many felt the gift was excessive and unnecessary for a child Future's age.
"Future copped his lil man a Rolex for his Bday and he woulda been just fine with some Sour Patch Kids," one user tweeted. "Baby future waiting til tomorrow so he can trade in that Rolex for a pack of gum & jolly ranchers in the playground," another user chimed.
And then there were others who felt the reactions to Future's gift were being blown out of proportion.
"Future had a whole superhero themed birthday party full of toys for baby future and y'all only focusing on the Rolex he got. Damn y'all weird as hell," one fan wrote in his defense. "His money, his son, his damn business!" another person added.
Meanwhile, Russell Wilson took to Instagram to share a heartfelt post of his own about his stepchild.
"From the moment we came into each other's worlds to now... 5 years later, you have changed my life and my heart for the better," the NFL player shared. "You are the greatest gift I could have ever asked God for! I will always love you, guide you, teach you, and care for you. Happy 5th Birthday Future! Papa Russ Loves you!"
Keep reading to see the reactions to Future's Rolex watch that divided the internet ahead.
baby future opening his rolex pic.twitter.com/RZuOy5AuTd— 🌊 (@mattwhitlockPM) May 19, 2019
When baby future saw a Rolex in the box instead of hulk hands.— young sweet jones (@marcustewartjr) May 19, 2019
Who cares if future gave his son a Rolex ?! Lol I had these shits at five years old 🔥🙏🏼 way better pic.twitter.com/F6Hm9AK87B— RAMIRO (@RamiroGetsit) May 19, 2019
Future just bought baby Future a Rolex for his 5th birthday.. All I got was a damn bike..— Court Dawg (@Grind_Season1) May 19, 2019
People are annoying with how much they bash Future for the way he parents his child. If Russell Wilson bought baby Future a Rolex, you’d be calling him father of the year. Hypocrisy at its finest. 🤦🏻♂️— AARASH (@aarashmusic) May 19, 2019
Future got his 5 year old son a Rolex as a birthday gift. I mean... it’ll maintain its value, right? 🤷🏽♀️ pic.twitter.com/0N621fPOK6— Jeneque Pinnock ♔ (@JenequeP) May 19, 2019
baby Future when he got that rolex fo his b day pic.twitter.com/v9gdnWsDUU— YBN sam⏱ (@SV2224) May 19, 2019
Seeing Future buy his 5yr old a Rolex really pissed me off because that was not about the kid. You nighas can’t buy your kids love, respect and honor.— Blessings (@DreadsNaBOHtie) May 19, 2019
future gave his 5 yr old son a Rolex for his bday, wow must be nice— Nat The Brat ♡ (@nlamigueiro) May 19, 2019
Future buying little Future a damn Rolex for this birthday is the dumbest shit ever. He is 5!!!! He wants some TOYS lmaoooooo if you don’t buy that boy some damn paw patrol action figures or something 😭😭😭😭💀💀💀💀— pretty and ghetto (@freakaIika) May 19, 2019
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From the moment we came into each other’s worlds to now... 5 years later, you have changed my life and my heart for the better. You are the greatest gift I could have ever asked God for! I will always love you, guide you, teach you, and care for you. Happy 5th Birthday Future! Papa Russ Loves you!