French Montana loves the queens — or that’s what he wanted people to know on The Breakfast Club radio show recently.
The rapper tried to clear the air following a wave of backlash when he called a Black woman a “musty crusty dusty rusty ass h*e” and “with them nappy ass poetic justice braids.” Montana was responding to a woman who questioned Montana’s relevance on Twitter. Many people accused Montana’s statements as anti-Black. However, Montana argued, “I love the queens…if you know me, you know what kind of guy I am…my history speak of that…but I’m not going to let nobody say anything to me and I ain’t going to say nothing back.” Montana then goes on to argue that his statements weren’t because he has a Black son. “My ex-wife is Black,” he adds. Charlamagne Tha God supported Montana by saying “You from Africa and you got a pet monkey,” to which Montana responds, “you know what I’m saying, how Black do you want to get?”
Montana and his parents are from the north-African country of Morocco as he detailed in an Instagram post for his new single.
It’s interesting that Montana equates being from Africa to Blackness — as if the continent isn’t huge or isn’t filled with various ethnicities (including the many Arab ethnic groups of north Africa). All these ethnicities are very capable of anti-Blackness, but Montana loves the “queens.”
The 32-year-old rapper insisted, “I didn’t know nappy was a racist word.” An interesting thought coming from someone who hasn’t identified as Black. What do you think of French Montana’s response and his controversial comments? You can watch his full interview with The Breakfast Club below: