French Montana

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French Montana is a Moroccan-American rapper better known by his stage name. French Montana is also the founder and CEO of Cocaine City Records and has released two studio albums in his career.

Early Life and Childhood

French Montana was born in New York City, the United States on November 9, 1984. His birth name is Karim Kharbouch. He is 37 years old (as of 2022) under the zodiac sign Scorpio. Montana holds American nationality and follows the Christianity religion.

Regarding his family background, French Montana was born to Abdela Kharbouch (Father) and Khadija Guled (Mother). He was always a big fan of soccer and rap music since he was a kid.

In 1996, he moved to New York City with his parents and younger brother Zack, and Ayoub Kharbouch. Soon after, his father abandoned the family and returned to Morocco. His mother was forced to rely on welfare to support herself and her children.

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Caption: French Montana’s childhood photo with his mother source: Billboard

Education

Speaking of his educational background, French Montana is a well-educated man. He finished his university studies at a well-known university in America.

French Montana – Net Worth 2023

French Montana has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. As of 2022, his net worth is estimated to be around $22 million.

Personal Life

Regarding his love life, In 2001, French Montana started dating Deen Kharbouch, a model. They married in 2007 after almost six years of dating. Kruz was born in 2009 after Deen gave birth to him.

Takeoff From Montana’s career, however, caused their relationship to deteriorate because they were unable to handle them. Dean accused her husband of leaving the family after becoming prosperous, and they separated in 2012.

Likewise, in 2014, the divorce got finalized, and a $2 million settlement was reached in a New Jersey court.

After his divorce from his wife, he dated Khloe Kardashian for a short period. They were also seen at an event together. However, they remain friends after their break up. As of now, he seems to be single.

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Caption: French Montana with Khloe Kardashian in an event posing for a photo together Source: Daily Mail.

Controversy

Montana was shot in the head as he was leaving a recording studio in 2003. He survived, but it took him several weeks to recover. He believes that someone close to him set him up. His convoy was thought to have been the target of a drive-by shooting in Philadelphia in 2013.

One person died and another sustained injuries as a result of the incident. Other than that, he has also been part of several allegations of sexual mischief in the 2020s regarding his career.

In 2021, his track “How You King? also got plagiarised for copying the first verse of Astrid S’ song “Jump” without consent. However, Astrid got accredited as a co-songwriter and got a settlement for the lyrics that were copied.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about his career, In 2002, when he was still a teenager, French Montana started his career as a combat rapper. He and a close friend produced a line of street DVDs dubbed “Cocaine City” that included interviews with well-known rappers as well as up-and-coming artists. Street music was another key topic.

He also showed his musical prowess on the DVDs. The eight-year run of the show was made possible by the assistance of several childhood friends. In 2007, he released his debut mixtape, “French Revolution.” Rappers Uncle Murda, Jae Millz, and Tony Yayo were also involved in the collaborations. He released his second mixtape the following year under the title “Live from Africa.”

He worked with rapper Max B that same year to create the mixtape “Coke Wave,” which was released in February 2009. Over the following months, he kept producing and releasing other mixtapes. In September 2010, he released his eleventh mixtape, titled “Coke Boys.” Both on the radio and in clubs, the song “Choppa Choppa Down” became a hit.

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Caption: French Montana performing live at Drai’s in Las Vegas source: GRUNGECAKE.

More about his career

Moreover, Rick Ross and worked together on the album “Self Made Vol. 1’. Including artists like Jeremih and J. The album also had a cameo performance by Cole, Montana. He also worked with other rappers on a number of different projects throughout his career.

His song “Pop That,” which was slated to be the lead single off his debut studio album “Excuse My French,” was released in June 2012. It included prominent rappers Drake and Lil Wayne in addition to his fellow rapper Rick Ross as guests. On the US Billboard Hot 100, it reached its peak at No. 36.

Finally, on May 21, 2013, his first studio album, “Excuse My French,” was made available. It made its US Billboard 200 debut at position #4. It also became one of Montana’s most commercially successful pieces after selling 56,000 copies in its first week of availability. His most recent album, “Jungle Rules,” his second studio album, was released on July 14, 2017.

Philanthropy

After filming his 2017 music video “Unforgettable” in Uganda, Montana engaged in a number of philanthropic endeavors. He raised $500,000 during that period to construct the Suubi hospital for Ugandan inhabitants. He joined Global Citizen’s ambassador program in 2018. The rapper received the prize for the first time in its history.

Brand Endorsements

French Montana gains additional wealth from brand endorsement. He has given his endorsement to companies and goods like Heads Audio, Ciroc, DeLeon, Grenco Science, and Childsplay Clothing.

Awards and Achievements

In 2013, French Montana received the BET Hip Hop Award for “Best Club Banger” for his song “Pop That,” and in 2016, he got the award for “Best Collaboration” for his song “All the Way Up.”

Body Measurements

French Montana is very handsome and attractive, undoubtedly. He has a perfect height of about 6 feet 1 inch (191 cm) and weighs about 89 kg (196 lbs). In addition, Montana has dark brown pair of eyes and black hair color.

French Montana – Social Media

French Montana is active on his Instagram account @frenchmontana with 31 million followers. Moreover, Montana also has 3 million followers on Twitter and 5.7 million followers on Facebook.