French Montana caught heat from 50 Cent for featuring a string of artists on his songs, but the Bad Boy artist says that he doesn’t always plan his collaborations. They often happen organically, as he says was the case with his breakthrough hit “Pop That,” which featured Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne.
“I just played it for Drake and Ross and them ’cause they was around,” French Montana says in an interview with The Breakfast Club. “We was going on tour and all of that. They jumped on it. If somebody’s with me in the studio, we all getting high and drunk, I’m not not going to tell you to get in the booth and record. That’s how we make music. Once that happens, I’m not going to take you off. So that’s how it happens. I’m just cool with everybody.”
Montana has, however, had a string of notable beefs with a string of artists, including Uncle Luke, who was sampled on “Pop That.” The relationship started off well before it disintegrated, according to French Montana. “I don’t know what it is with him,” says French Montana, who brought Uncle Luke out at the 2012 BET Awards and says he invited Uncle Luke to the “Pop That” video shoot, but that the Miami pioneer didn’t show. Luke also later claimed that French Montana owed him money for using his voice on “Pop That.” “I don’t know,” says French Montana, who adds that Luke would have sued him by now if he could have. “I guess he’s trying to get a buzz or something.”
Montana’s own buzz remains high, as he released Excuse My French, his debut studio album, yesterday (May 21).