The lawsuit claims Future’s recent tweets and statements made about Ciara and the couple’s son, Future Jr., constitute libel and slander.
In addition to the $15 million, Ciara wants Future to delete specific tweets and be barred from saying anything publicly about their family in the future, according to TMZ.
The “Ride” singer claims that Future is dragging her name to promote his album, and she’s not here for it.
Since Future and Ciara’s breakup in August 2014, Future has been fairly vocal about the split, a tactic which included repeatedly denying rumors that he had cheated.
The Atlanta rapper has also commented several times on Ciara’s current relationship with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, despite subtweets that contradict his desire to talk about it, like “I wish I cared.”
Last month, the couple’s custody battle came to a very public head last month when Future tweetstormed that Ciara was making it difficult for him to see his son.
In a now deleted tweet, he wrote, “This bitch got control problems…” before discussing child support payments.
However, Ciara’s lawsuit against Future brings another, more personal element with it. Since the couple’s breakup, Future has consistently mined his relationship with Ciara for lyrical content.
In “Just Like Bruddas” he raps, “Shit ain’t been the same / They talkin’ ’bout me on the ’gram / They say I turned my back on my baby mama.”
Then there’s the petty, self-explanatory “Pussy Overrated,” and the theories that the entirety of Future’s 2014 mixtape Monster, released just a few months after the split, is about Ciara.
These same songs are often discussed with a fawning admiration by fans and critics, who sometimes give little weight to what Future is actually talking about.
While it’s true that having songs written about you probably comes with the territory of dating a musician, some have argued that Future doesn’t deserve all the breaks we’ve given him.
In order to win this lawsuit, Ciara’s lawyers will have to prove that Future’s statements were made maliciously, and with the knowledge that they were false.