According to the Atlanta rapper, a big part of what makes “WAIT FOR U” such a special song is Tems’ sultry voice. On Thursday (May 12), Future hopped on Twitter to show his appreciation for the Nigerian songstress’ harmonic addition to the track.
“Soon as I heard the @temsbaby sample over @atljacobbeatz Instantly connected to my soul,” he tweeted. “@temsbaby VOICE IS AMAZING.”
He added, “Even tho wait for u is a sample and not an original recording I still put Featuring @temsbaby if u wasn’t familiar with her work. Thank u Tems.”
Tems’ vocals originally appeared on “Higher” from her 2020 debut EP For Broken Ears. Even though she’s sampled on the song, the 26-year-old earned her first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to Future listing her as a feature on “WAIT FOR U.” It’s just her third Hot 100 hit following Wizkid’s “Essence” (No. 15) and Drake’s “Fountains” (No. 26).
With I NEVER LIKED YOU and “WAIT FOR U,” Future is just the second rapper in history to simultaneously debut atop the Billboard 200 and Hot 100. Drake achieved the feat last September when Certified Lover Boy and his Future and Young Thug-assisted “Way 2 Sexy” both went No. 1 on the respective charts.