Listen: Future, "Rock Star" (Feat. Nicki Minaj)

Samples George Michael's iconic "Careless Whisper"

Future's most recent LP, Honest, was one of the finer, more sophisticated hip hop albums to drop in 2014. While there were several guest contributors, most notably Andre 3000, the album showcases how Future doesn't really need a supporting cast to back him up. Today we've learned that there was actually a collaboration he did with megastar Nicki Minaj for the album called "Rock Star" but, due to sample-clearance issues - you'll notice instantaneously that it uses George Michael's infamous saxophone-laced anthem "Careless Whisper" - the song was cut. Now, somehow, "Rock Star" has found its way online. To be frank, it doesn't seem it would mesh quite well with the rest of Honest, so Michael's label might have done Future a favor here. Check it below: