French Montana Attacked In Drive-By Shooting, One Person Dead

After an attempt on Rick Ross' life, French Montana becomes the target of a drive-by shooting.

French Montana was the target of a drive-by shooting last night following a performance at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's Theater of the Living Arts.

According to NBC 10 Philadelphia, the Coke Boys leader was engaging with fans outside of his tour bus outside of the Holiday Inn on Penn's Landing when someone driving by open fired.

A 27-year-old man was shot in the stomach and rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Another victim was shot in the shoulder and is currently in stable condition.

Police are currently questioning 25 people including Montana about the incident. Three were taken into custody for carrying guns, as investigators say that someone inside the bus fired back after the initial shot. There are currently no suspects in the shooting.

"It's just ignorant. You fire into a crowd and you're gonna hit somebody. In this case, unfortunately, someone was killed. Don't know if they had anything to do with anything, if they were a fan or what," said Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey. "When you find people like that, they should just never see the light of day again. I mean that kind of behavior's just unacceptable. For me, there's just no rehabilitation for anything like that," Ramsey said.

This isn't the first drive-by shooting to occur in recent months. In January, Rick Ross was targeted in Florida, crashing his Rolls Royce into a building after gunmen shot at his vehicle.

He also took to Twitter shortly after the incident to post a picture from inside police headquarters, writing, "nobody got time for this shit."


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HipHopDX will keep you updated as more information comes to light.

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165 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Come on frenchie, you need ja rule to survive on these streets

  • Anonymous

    Live by the gun die by one!!!.....This happends when a nigga floss too mutch!!!... French allready got shot in the head,..niggas be like"yo that nigga still breathing!!!" Some artists making it even eazyer to follow niggas nowadays,..like Twitter bullshit!!! Niggas dont get shot in the head for singing too loud inside the church!!... Trust me,...niggas in the hood aint letting shit slide!!!....nomather who u are!!!...

  • Andre Allen

    This question has nothing to do with this article but I was listening to the blueprint2 (song) and Jay has a line "Im sorry Ms. Rosie Perez, I call a spade a spade it just is what it is". Anyone know what hes talking about?

    • Anonymous

      rap genius is bullshit and a lot of those explanations are completely wrong. even i can tell that and im white from the burbs

    • Anonymous

      @Andre Allen You should really check out RapGenius.com

    • Knowledge

      Rosie Perez called Jay out in a article for XXL for calling women bitches while praising Nas. This is Jay's attempt at a defence, in the next line he calls Nas a hypocrite for the "You Owe Me" track.

  • french montana

    I suck. Why would anybody want to shoot me! They won't get any fame for it. They should shoot at someone people actually give a damn about.

  • Kiladelphian

    Honestly I liked French until this incident showed his true bitch colors. One of his fans get's killed but he don't got time to answer a few questions? He's a nut who don't deserve on penny from a fan. And WELCOME 2 PHILLY bullets is how we greet people around here. Realest city in America, and them shooters could of gave a fucc about a French Montana, around here we don't get star struck, we strike stars.

  • Rozay

    Sometimes being more relevant is more important than having dump trucks full of money. Ross can walk into any restaurant and get a table without a reservation. 50 can't even cut in line at the bank anymore. BAWSE!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      ross was seen snitching to the police after he crashed his car into the building. he even hid his face behind a newspaper after talking to the cops because he knew it made him look like a punk

    • ^

      50 never snitched. There was no evidence he did.

    • Rozay

      50 was a snitch, it was proven in court. theres clear evidence he snitched, remember Game's stop snitchin stop lyin?? Bawse!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      you really gonna bring up shit from 12 years ago that was proven not true? I'm talking this week Rick Ross has NYPD guarding his hotel after he called 50 Cent the police and mocked him for having security!

    • Rozay

      yet 50 had a restraining order on murda inc and had PROTECTION from the FEDS LMAO!!!!!!! stop with the double standards homie Bawse!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      thats only because the restaurant owners know Rick Ross is gonna buy the everything on the fucking menu! That nigga got the NYPD standing guard outside his hotel while he stays in New York on some bitch nigga shit. where them shooters at? i thought he could put 1000 gangsters in any hood?

  • braap

    This is why you dont fuck with Fifty.

    • Anonymous

      Like it or not 50 still has more people checking for his new music than Rick Ross, French Montana and Game despite his past albums and subpar efford.

    • Anonymous

      50 cent put out a new single and got more plays in less than 24 hours than Rick Ross latest single "Box Chevy" got in 3 weeks. If that isn't relevant I don't know who is.

    • Milehighkid303

      50 Cent is a good rapper, but let's ask the real question here: Is 50 Cent relevant in Hip-Hop anymore? As figure, mogul, and symbol, yes. As an artist and rapper, no. He's still widely known and remembered, but let's just be honest - his peak was in the past. How can you guys confidentially state that 50 Cent "is on top again" when his recent albums, songs, and features are barely getting talked about and listened to outside of the Internet??

    • GAME

      too bad nobody outside of the internet CARES about 50, all you nerds need to support REAL HIPHOP and get a copy of Jesuspiece!! #GAME

    • Anonymous

      they werent shooting at french montana or his bus. it was a fight between fans that happened to be outside of his tour bus

  • anon

    None of these fakes are safe. Mark my words, wayne is next.

  • REAL TALK

    About time these motherfuckers tried to take out these fools. French is ruining hiphop with his nonsense.

  • Anonymous

    Hip hop has almost lost two of its most recognizable superstars.... Rick Ross and French Montana.

  • Anonymous

    "it could have been chinese" So your saying The Triads are after French Montana?

  • Anonymous

    philly area is high crime since 2001 i lived there fo' ten years

  • YEBO

    FUCK ALL THAT VIOLENCE, YOU CAN HATE ON FRENCH OR ROSS HOW MUCH YOU WANT BUT NEVER EVER WISH DEATH TO ANYBODY, THEY DIDN'T DO ANYTHING TO YOU AND NEITHER YOUR FAMILY, THEY ARE JUST ENTERTAINERS DOING THEIR MUSIC, FEEDING THEMESELVES AND PEOPLE AROUND THEM. FUCK ALL THE IRRELEVANT TALKING, LIFE IS A SERIOUS THING, I BET THAT DUMBASS LIKE 50 CENT WILL SAID AGAIN THAT IT WAS STAGED.

  • French Montana's Shoota

    NEXT NIGGAS ON MY SHIT LIST: DJ Khaled Chief Keef Trinidad James Lil Wayne Tyga Jim Jones Jay Electronica

  • comeno

    The Christopher Dorner of Hip Hop is trying to take out all the rappers killing the genre. Rick Ross, French Montana..who's gonna be next?

  • Anonymous

    French is a SNITCH... That's probably why then Philly boys tried to get him. He just put out a video showing the place where he got shot and robbed at... What he doesn't say is that he took the stand on the people who did it to him! Niggas will be home real soon and got real wolves still out here! He knows!

  • ayo

    people of color love to exterminate themselves... just like the niggas out in vegas. everybody involved is either dead or in jail for everrrrrr... who won? might as well kill yaself instead of someones innocent kid or father or brother. Ill listen to that shit on my itunes from the safety of my home. fuck all that savage shit.

  • Anonymous

    u dnt got time for it but u rapping bout that lifestyle lol.. yall niggas some jokes

  • Anonymous

    Hip Hop is probably the only genre of music who's audience is as dumb as the topics they complain about lol if a rapper says he's a coke boy, every broke ass comes out the wood works to test him or talk shit all night... if a metal band promotes violence and horror themes, people either 1. listen to their music and like it or 2. don't like the music and look somewhere else.. why does the Hip Hop "audience" feel as if they are forced to listen to a certain artist, to the point that they will put lives on the line in retaliation? lol worse than religious nuts..

  • Anonymous

    looks like the world's worst shooter is still on the manhunt for wack artists

    • Anonymous

      French Montana wasnt the target though. Police have already said it had nothing to do with him. from another article "Police say they've determined Montana was not the target, but rather the shootings were the result of a disagreement between a bunch of fans."

    • Anonymous

      theyre a bad shooter when they hit 2 bystanders and miss the target completely lmao. what a dumbass question. far as ross goes how do you drive up to a car almost within point blank range and not hit either passenger with a single bullet?

    • Anonymous

      they werent trying to shoot french or his bus. how are they a bad shooter if someone got killed and another person hit?

  • thegivenchycode

    "You fire into a crowd and you're gonna hit somebody" uhh... Isn't that the whole point?

  • Anonymous

    This is good news. Its time those fake and wack gangsterrappers are getting attacked. You claim you a hustler, pimp, killer etc. and in real life you are a pussy. Let this be a lesson for rappers

  • Anonymous

    He stole some towels from The Holiday Inn so one of the staff wanted payback.

  • Anony50

    Holiday Inn? hahahaha

    • Anonymous

      I read they had over 25 guys on that tour bus too! Driving to the holiday inn where they got rooms reserved! All that coke money must be getting low niggas out here slumming it.

  • Anonymous

    them real coke boys want they money! with interest!

  • figures..

    French Montana tweeted, "Nobody has time for this shit" with a pic of a cop talking to him and his homie. NO respect. Makes me angry that someones life was taken amongst his presence and that's what he has to say. Incredible but not surprised.

    • Anonymous

      for real that was weak and mad disrespectful! One of his fucking fans lost his life and another got shot and he ain't go no time to answer a few questions???

    • Anonymous

      He's a fuckin' fruitcake. I hope he gets smacked with his bitch ass iPhone 5 that he tweets from. Tweet about that.

  • Ricky Rozay

    first off to the lame ass niggas wishin death on these rappers, nigga do somethin with ur life and stop talkin bout all the negativity. Second of all shit is just entertainment. yeah I know bout Ross pass but guess what I dont give a fuck cuz I only care bout the music. Yall niggas on this site actin like bitches wishin death on niggas because of what they rap. Last time I checked hip hop was about the music not what a nigga does when he away from the mic. Yall bitches on here actin like guys like French, Ross and Wayne be takin food out yall mouths wit all the hating. at the end of the day, I listen to the music to entertain. Cuz a rapper says he sell coke does that mean I'm bout to go out there and live that life. No, but if u dumbass niggas think cuz a nigga raps about something he deserve to get shot at, maybe yall niggas need to look in the mirror and bring some more positivity back into ur lives. Like Jay said its only entertainment. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Deadboy90

    Philly's fucked up. We had 300+ murders last year and just yesterday my boy got jumped by 20 dudes because they thought he was in a gang. Face is all fucked up and hes laying up in the hospital now. It's some bullshit.

  • Anonymous

    at least french had 3 shooters with him and 1 may have fired back! unlike ross who crashed into a building then had the gall to rap "niggas tried to kill me but i had that thing cocked"

  • Goodshit

    That's what he gets for bringing the world Lil Poopy.

  • frenchmontanaDAD

    it was french montanas dad he wants money

  • Anonymous

    don't fuck with 50 and the g unit gang

  • Milehighkid303

    These cats "play that life, talk that life, make music bout that life" like my boy says in Duvall county, the STREETS will MAKE you live that life.....still not okay with the violence though.

  • Manny Faces

    No. They are not "inviting that shit" because of the music they make. Stop being as ignorant as the rest of the world that will look at this and blame hip hop. It's not hip hop's fault. Hip hop doesn't create violence. The hell is wrong with some of you, claiming to rep hip hop but hating from within?? Violence is, was, and always will be caused by inequality, institutionalized racism, poverty and the collective inability of communities to strengthen themselves, for a billion reasons, some external, some internal. But rap music does not CAUSE violence. Does not GLORIFY violence. It is simply a general representation of an already-prominent existence. If there is violence, people with so-called "ghetto" mentality, poverty, guns, and beef, there will be shootings, hip hop or not. No matter how you feel and French Montana, or his style/message, this isn't his fault. It isn't rap's fault. It doesn't MATTER that he called himself Coke Boy.. The fact that there's COKE to name yourself COKE BOY in the first place is more to blame than the rapper who adopts the moniker... So if you MUST blame someone, it's not the rappers, you can take that beef straight to the media and corporations who spend the money marketing the rappers with the worst message, which admittedly does help to perpetuate the ignorance, or the government or to the countless individuals who don't do enough to build up minority communities. Seeing a shooting and trying to blame a rapper (who wasn't even the shooter!) is as short-sighted as what the outsiders who we always rant about not knowing shit think about hip hop... And wishing he was dead??? Dead because you don't like his music?? Jesus, that seems kinda part of the problem, doesn't it? Ultimate idiotic paradox to be a hip hopper saying they wish someone was dead because they represent hip hop badly, when that statement in itself represents hip hop badly.. Fucked up.

    • ppppppppppppp

      then how else are these fake gangsters or ''gangsters'' are portraying lifestyles the rappers rap about?? to the point they're rapping themselves?

    • JPS

      Nice, I disagree with the comparison between movies and hip hop. The key difference being that people know and understand that actors are just that. They are playing a role, and at no point do actors try and pretend to BE that person in real life. Hip hop is different in that so many of these idiots want to play off that lifestyle not as a role being acted out, which, most often, it clearly is; but as a life that they literally live. Which, to the initiated, is laughable. If all these rappers have done all the shit they said, there'd be a lot more of them in jail. Kids believe these fools and want to be that. Live that life. That's the difference.

    • Manny Faces

      I appreciate the replies, and agree with many of the sentiments. Don't get me wrong, this is not a defense of French Montana and this style/message of hip hop/rap. Not at all. Again, WE understand the nuances, so we know who's hip hop worthy and who isn't, but the outside world doesn't. I do think however that blaming the artists is like Rockerfeller drug laws, you spend all the time and energy chasing the problems at the low end of the totem pole, and ignore the real causes. No, you don't see actors and actresses getting shot at, but there was no less violence when "conscious rap" or "party rap" was more prevalent. Look, I absolutely disagree with where hip hop has gone (though am optimistic that it may get better one day soon), but when it comes to violence, I stand firm in my belief that hip hop / rap music is not a CAUSE. If they choose to portray themselves as gangsters, so be it. If someone comes and SHOOTS AT THEM for it, it is WAY more the fault of the person who is delusional enough to believe that it's perfectly OK to ride around and shoot at fake gangster rappers than it is the fake gangster rapper's fault.

    • donnis mac

      "Now that rap has become just another tool of that American media instead of an alternative to it, it has made these kids even more susceptible to being influenced negatively" ^ this is it right here, the gem

    • Anonymous

      yo!, people are really only talking about the glorification of the socalled "gangster" streetlife and the exaggeration. Some of these fools take it so far, which is senseless selling these children a fake dream with seemingly no logical explanations or a positive message to take on board. Yes i do believe what you put out their to the world can come back and hit you, and the conclusion is a wake up call to reality. We don't always have to play porn to a corporate system who wish to display us in a very negative light which ultimately isn't the truth.

    • Nice

      @Manny Faces & @Sensaye, good drops here from both, but Sensaye takes the cake. Manny, actors and actresses got violence in their movies, do you see them getting shot at? Rappers chose to say what the industry wants them to say because of ya, good money. You lose your soul in the process. You lose your self-character in the process. So for rappers like French to push the violent, thug rap for the money is an open invitation to be tested upon. It's not Hip Hop's fault (true Hip Hop I should state). Rap's evolved into a money machine instead of a culture. These damn rappers need to realize what effect they have on the general public. And it sucks when innocence dies because of it. Fuck French Montana.

    • Sensaye

      Although I agree with the premise of your argument, it wouldn't kill these fuckin' rappers to try to sprinkle in a positive word or two here and there. It's one thing to talk about 'the life', it's another thing to just egregiously disregard the fact that impressionable kids are soaking up every word you say and trying to be like you. Yes, America has always sold violence to young people. But what used to be unique and special about Hip-Hop was that it offered a different voice to the children other than that of the sleezy American media. Now that rap has become just another tool of that American media instead of an alternative to it, it has made these kids even more susceptible to being influenced negatively, because they trust it. It's like if you give someone a pot of stew every day for ten years, and they eat it, and they're healthy, then all of a sudden you start putting posion in the stew without telling them. Rappers have allowed labels and media monsters to poison their product. Becuase in the end, the rappers control what comes out of their mouth. Fact of the matter is, rappers simply sold out. And I don't mean they sold out by making radio friendly music 'cause that has always been there. I mean they sold out in terms of basically saying "I'll say anything and do anything for money, even at the detriment of my own people that support me". And that IS their fault. Just because I love Hip-Hop doesn't mean I can't disagree with it. The fact that I love it is what makes me so passionate about my disappointment in it. It really was a miraculous tool for poor people that came out of nowhere. It was almost a miracle, and if you were around back in the 80s, you probably remember how much it uplifted people and brought a positive element to the hood. It was a breath of fresh air, and something we felt was our own brainchild that we could build a future on. That has been destroyed, and more than anything it's just sad. Peace.

    • Anonymous

      you ever heard about kanye west or lupe fisaco getting shot at?

    • Anonymous

      Well said.

  • Anonymous

    Jim Jones and Byrdgang aint fucking around! DIPSET NIGGUH!!

  • Truth

    How many people know that frenchie montana was in the credit card scheme game and not the coke game? LOL Keep putting this frauds under pressure. Talk that life, promote that life, then the streets should force them to live that life.

  • Truth

    dont forget tomention that Mr Stop Snitching is cooperating with the police. 27 at a french montana concert? Really? His raps suck. All stop snitching people should be under pressure to see what they'll really do LOL

  • Anonymous

    hahahahahaaha die hip hip die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • nito

    thats what u get for rollin with rick rosss (the fake one )

  • IgnantPrick

    Sorry Rick Ross, imma let you finish, but French Montana had the more real drive by of the year!

  • Anonymous

    too bad they missed French

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully Khaled is next on the list

  • Anonymous

    shit is about to hit the fan...when ppl will stop buying their crap,and they will eventualy,guys like Ross,Wale,French Kiss etc will get shot at every week...this is just the beggining...this way we gonna know whos fake and whos real and who belongs in rap... p.s. dudes never payid dues all their life...they never fucked with real gangsters yet they claim they are...thats why shit like this happens

  • Anonymous

    Damn first that rapper in Vegas gets killed (after leaving a French Montana concert), now this victim gets killed (after a French Montana concert). Don't go to French Montana concerts not because he's whack, but because there's stupid shit going around him!

  • Anonymous

    Meek Mill was on the tour bus with French Montana! Cassidy the Hustla ain't playin around no more son! Them shots were for Meek.

  • Anonymous

    Well Im from Philly so I can tell you that thsi dont got shit to do with no GD's.............Philly is prob the only major City in the country whee Gangs don't and can't thrive. Someone just wanted him dead I guess :/

    • Deadboy90

      Yea I'v always wondered about that. I cant figure out how Bloods, crips, GDs, MS13 and all of them can thrive in NY or LA or Chicago but not here.

    • Anonymous

      Yup. No gangs in Philly because if your sent to prison the Muslims run the jails. You can go up CFCF if you want screaming blood, crip or GD. And you will get bodied. Your outnumbered.

  • FUCKTHAFRENCH

    Its all bullshit just before his album releases, hes albums on his bus which is on the news good advertisement

  • Cricket

    All those gold chains and he stays at the Holliday Inn Express...

  • Anonymous

    Why is he staying in a holiday Inn lol i thought he was worth millions lol

  • anono

    Wait...French Montana was shot at? You mean the Coke Boys captain that raps about drugs and guns all album? Never saw that coming...

    • Anonymous

      he wasnt shot at! someone shot at the fans that were gathering around his tour bus! he was on the bus and not one bullet hit the tour bus.

  • Hip Hop Only

    Y'all are blaming French Montana for all this. Anybody who fires shots into a group of innocent people deserves to get butt fucked for life.

  • REALHIPHOP1984

    Its unfortunate that an innocent fan was killed, but on a real note MMG is deffinately looking like the titanic sinking, I been doggn on Rozay since the pics of him as a C.O. hit the net, and constantly arguing w/dudes in the barber shop that say "oh its ok he make good music" well Im not sure what happend exactly but im no longer getting any kind of argument back in the barbershop, seems like Rozay and MMG have completely lost any kind of street cred...even in the BARBERSHOPS!!! Not that he really ever had any Street Cred. hahaha

  • Anonymous

    Stupid headline. French Montana wasn't attacked or targeted!

  • Smh

    This nigga fuckin sucks. Serious shit.he is ass. One of the most basic rappers ever.please try again Philly.

  • polo hova

    One of these stunting ass rappers is gonna get killed.

  • CheqRepo

    A perfect way to fuck up your money French. If this particular instance were to happen a few more times (I hope not), lets see if another venue will want to book a French Montana show. smh

  • Anonymous

    He obviously paid them goons to shoot him, but it went sour since someone was killed. These house negroes make me laugh so much.

  • crazy!!

    yet another L for mmg, first they cancel their tour due to gd's, ross gets his vehicle blazed at, meek gets ethered by cassidy, wale gets ethered by a 70 year old b-ball commentator, looks like the mmg ship is finally sinking..

    • Anonymous

      and rick ross being guarded by the police at his hotel in New York after making calling 50 cent the police and making fun of him for having security

    • crazy!!

      im from the philly area and meeks only listened to by 16 year old wiggers in the burbs, and i also forgot to add the gunplays chain ending up in 50 music video..

    • Anonymous

      Meek has never been a boss.

    • Anonymous

      crazy cause meek was at the show and it happened in his city i guess meek aint no boss either

  • Anonymous

    All these rappers talking this fake ass gangsta shit is pissing off real gangstas! Keep it real and yall wouldnt have all these issues!

  • anonymous prime

    there were probably no shots anywhere near french montana just like rick ross but they still gonna run with these crazy headlines.

  • Tony

    People really need to stop with this iish, act like u of afraid to throw hands and iish. .y'all should checkout www.thegrandreport.com too, they usually have some good reads as well.

  • anonymous prime

    No wonder Officer Ricky has the NYPD standing guard outside his hotel day and night while he's in New York due to death threats. Niggas ain't playin. It's rapper hunting season and MMG are the game. I guess he don't really have no shooters or gangsters in every hood like he claimed if he needs the taxpayers to spending money on police guarding his ass.

  • Bczar

    will never understand the honor in this, drive by's where innocent by-standers are is disgraceful, no one respect's that kind of shooter...

  • Bczar

    pure coward shit.....

  • Anonymous

    mmg are running SCARED LOL

  • Anonymous

    PS.. your head line is reaching....

  • Anonymous

    Probly just something random, most artists don't hang round the parking lot after shows.. they get the hell out of there.. could of been aimed at someone else. follow at noles506

  • Anonymous

    Wow, careful French, you know Diddy's track record with his artists; looks like you're getting too popular. Oh well, back to Moracco you go

  • Anonymous

    diddy set this up to promote that album that is coincidentally dropping on Biggie's birthday.

  • REAL NIQQA

    NIQQAS LIKE FRENCH N ROSS GETTING WARNINGS FIF SENNIN DEM NIGGAZ FINAL NOTICE, YALL THINK IM STUNTIN BUT WAIT N SEE IF THEY TALK SMAC ABOUT FIFTY ANYTIME SOON

    • Anonymous

      if by rollin all over NY wit no security you mean "in prison for 3 years"

    • Anonymous

      50 got no beef with ja no more. why would he risk his freedom and wealth to have a broke nigga in prison with no career killed?

    • Anonymous

      oh please Ja Rule broke as hell, rolin all over NY wit no security. Still alive and kicking. 50 cent a liar also

  • boss

    Damn why couldn't it have been Fag Montana...

  • hypestyle

    this is why i can't support most of today's rappers. to them, stuff like this is just another day, another notch in the street credibility. But if they were to do an interview on murderdog they'd be stressing their street "connects" all day; but if this were NBC News, their publicist would be stressing that they are just entertainers, and whatever middle-class credentials that can be trotted out. Disgusting.

  • M.I.C

    WHY CAN'T NIGGAS JUST GET MONEY N CHILL???? DOES IT ALWAYS HAVE 2 COME 2 SOME1 LOSING THEIR LIVES???? LETS JUST LIVE MY NIGGAS!!!!!!!

  • So Icy Bo-i!

    Frechie has street cred now. I said he is a real gsngsta and/or blood. swag

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