ATLANTA (AP) -- Future says he's ready to marry Ciara because he has reached an age in his life when it's time to settle down.
"I'm getting older," said the 29-year-old Future, who proposed to the Grammy-winner last month. "You got one life to live. So I'm living it the way I want to live it."
Future said he and Ciara still haven't locked in a date for the wedding. But he said they already have several in mind, and hope the engagement doesn't last long.
"We threw a few dates out at each other, trying to figure it all out and make sense," Future said in a recent interview. "We want the date to be special. We're trying to pick little dates out."
After dating for a year, Future surprised the Ciara with a 15-carat diamond ring. He proposed to Ciara while she was celebrating her 28th birthday in New York last month.
Asked about the rumors of Ciara being pregnant, Future would only say: "Rumors are rumors. The Internet is going to report whatever they have to speculate on."
Future, who is also a producer, has collaborated with Ciara and Rihanna. He's currently on tour with Drake and Miguel.
Drake reportedly kicked Future off the tour for negative remarks Future made to Billboard about Drake's recent album, "Nothing Was The Same." But Future said his words were taken out of context and called the situation a "misunderstanding."
Future said he and Drake have since resolved their issues and the relationship between the two is "stronger than ever."
"We pushed it way far behind us," said Future, who expects his new album, "Honest" to be released in early 2014. "We're not paying attention to it no more."
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