French Montana is a Moroccan-born American rapper, songwriter and actor who first gained international recognition with his 2010 song Choppa Choppa Down. His other notable songs include 2012’s Pop That, 2013’s Freaks and 2017’s Unforgettable. As an actor, Montana has appeared in a number of television series, including the hit musical drama TV series Empire, where he played the character Vaughn in multiple episodes.
Between 2013 and 2017, he won 2 BET Hip Hop Awards and received 3 Grammy Award nominations.
Montana’s Personal Life
He was born in Rabat, Morocco on November 9th, 1984 to Khadija and Abdela Kharbouch. At the age of 13, he and his family moved to the United States. In 2007, he got married to Deen Kharbouch. The marriage ended in divorce in 2014.
Interesting Facts about French Montana
- In 2003, he was shot in the head and miraculously survived it.
- He once dated American TV personality and socialite Khloé Kardashian
- In addition to speaking English, Montana speaks French and Arabic very fluently.
- In 2016, he purchased American singer Selena Gomez’s mansion in Calabasas, California for an amount of $3.3 million.
- Montana loves to own exotic pets, and has over the years owned a number of exotic animals, including multiple tigers.
- In 2018, Montana officially became a citizen of the United States.
Notable songs by French Montana
- Ain’t Worried About Nothin’
- Pop That
- A Lie