French Montana Abandoned His Wife & Child for Rap Career
In a recent interview with the Bad Boy artist French Montana, Boombox caught up with him to discuss why he called off “the big day” with his long-time lover. French claimed that he was “Married to the Streets” on his 2009 single, but when he was 22, in 2007, he actually married a woman. Check after jump to see the rest of the story.
Since then, the Moroccan-raised South Bronx transplant, born Karim Kharbouch, has seen his partner Max B receive a 75-year prison sentence and watched his record deal with Akon’s Konvict Muzik come and go.
Still, the marble-mouthed rapper stayed course, riding his wave, navigating a bidding war between Rick Ross and Kanye West, and ultimately signing with Diddy’s Bad Boy Records, with whom French is finally preparing to release his debut album, Excuse My French, in November.
The BoomBox spoke with French Montana about marriage, and the “dumb isht” he does with his money now that he’s finally hit the big time, but upon inquiring about his relationship, he revealed that he and his wife have unfortunately parted ways.
“Man, I couldn’t do it; that’s why we got separated,” French explains. “At first it was smooth, but then as much as people think that money changes you, it’s changing them around you. A person ain’t gonna treat you the same now that they think that you think you somebody.”
French went on to explain that his fame caused the rift in his relationship.
“You around so many beautiful women, that’s a conflict too,” he says. “It’s just about finding somebody that understand the game, what you’re into. But then on the flip side of the coin, you gotta understand their game, what they into … There’s a flip side to everything.
“You can’t expect to make all this money and not go through problems. You can’t expect God to give you everything you want without taking something away.”
Below are a few tweets French’s ex wife posted.
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