Have you ever told someone, “Keep my name out your mouth?” If so, you should understand why Ciara filed a $15 million against her former fiancé slash the father of her son, Future. I really like Future as a rapper and prophet. However, as a jilted ex, the man has been trolling the absolute hell out of Ciara for a while now.

Last summer, it started with Future’s interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club.

On Ciara, Future said, “I ain’t thinking about her, I swear. I want her to be totally happy. People think I’m bitter cause she moved on. I’m good! I’m taking care of me. I don’t need him—she need him.”

The “him” in question would be Russell Wilson, on which he said: “Of course I wouldn’t want somebody pushing my son. That’s the number one rule. If I was a kid, and my mama had a dude pushing me, I would’ve jumped out the stroller and slapped the sh*t out of him. You never do that in our community. You don’t ever bring a man around your son. How you know this dude for a few months and you bring him around your kid? Who does that? Nobody does that.”

Future went on to say it was a “publicity stunt,” and that their child should be left out of such. At this moment, Future should’ve stopped talking about this in a public space, hired a lawyer and been an adult.

Around the same time, Future did an interview with HuffPostLive and was asked about Wilson’s claim that God told him to wait until marriage to have sex. Future said that he and Ciara did not wait, but his response seemed, well, unsettling, since he was laughing and grinning as he divulged the goods about the role that sex played in his and Ciara’s relationship.

“God didn’t tell me [that],” Future said. “God told me something else. We prayed afterwards, though. After we did it, we prayed,” Future added, laughing.

Future also called Ciara’s intentions “evil” in an interview with XXL. Several months later came the Twitter tantrum, which is likely what sparked the suit. In January, Future started off with: “This bitch got control problems…” He then followed with: “I gotta go through lawyers to see babyfuture… the fu*kery for 15k a month.” Next came Future’s declaration: “I jus want babyfuture that’s all.” Followed by the claim: “I been silent for a year & a half… I ran outta patience.”

Yeah, but unless he’s lying like hell or burning all of the money he’s been making lately, he didn’t run out of funds for attorney fees. If the situation is so bad, why run to the Internet about it? We’re not Judge Judy, Judge Mathis, Deacon Ernest Frye, or that White dude from Night Court. None of us could help Future in this situation.

A month before this Twitter rant happened, “sources” close to Future (like a cousin or homeboy who could use the check or whatever) went to TMZ to talk about how Ciara was ruining Future’s Christmas by keeping his son away from him. Apparently she’s still bitter, despite now being with Russell Wilson.

These days, I don’t give Ciara many compliments outside of Goodies, her clothes, her hair, or going second or third base with Russell Wilson. In fact, I’m mad as hell that she stopped working with Future and Mike Will Made It, because they gave her the sound she needed to stay musically relevant. I mean, who is listening to Jackie? I doubt even Jackie.

Nevertheless, I salute Ciara for being the adult here. According to The Jasmine Brand, “Ciara says all his tweets were a gross inaccurate and false impression of her. She explains that the rapper has never paid her 15k a month in child support since his birth, but she says he tweeted it to cast her in a negative and disparaging light.” Moreover, the singer says that since December 2014, Future has seen his son on about 19 different occasions.

Now, I don’t buy the part that Future doesn’t want Ciara to ever work as an artist again. Evol is great, but he doesn’t have that kind of power. Ciara just needs to stop playing and call Jazze Pha. That said, this is Ciara essentially saying, “Keep playing with me if you want to.” It’s also a legal way of saying, “Shut the f*ck up, Future.”

I’m all for it. Because while it can be entertaining to watch a mess, it’s less funny when a kid is involved. (See: Kanye West talking about Amber Rose’s son out of spite.) Ciara could easily stoop to his level, but she won’t, majorly because A CHILD IS INVOLVED. Just shut up, Future, and if you have that big an issue with custody, call your lawyer.

P.S. Future stans, please stop trolling Ciara’s IG. Y’all are being just as petty as he is.

Michael Arceneaux hails from Houston, lives in Harlem, and praises Beyoncé’s name wherever he goes. Follow him @youngsinick.