Drake and Diddy are producing a new French Montana documentary

Drake and Diddy are producing a new French Montana documentary



For Khadija premieres at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Karim Kharbouch, aka French Montana, is best known as a rapper. Now, he’ll be switching the stage for the screen as he stars in his own documentary, For Khadija. Produced by rappers Aubrey ‘Drake’ Graham and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, the documentary shares French Montana’s journey from the Bronx to superstardom. 

French Montana is Moroccan American. Born and raised in Morocco, he emigrated to the United States when he was 13 years old. When he arrived, he only spoke Arabic and French. Now, he is famous for rapping in English. 

For Khadija is premiering at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival in June. The name of the documentary is a nod to his mother, Khadija. In the trailer, he reveals: “Us watching America as kids, they sell you the dream. They don’t show you that behind those buildings, the nightmare part”. He adds: “I was an immigrant with no papers. I can’t go to college. I can’t get a job.”

For Khadija also includes clips of Drake and Diddy. The pair are seen supporting French Montana. Drake explains: “It was him and his people against like whoever. This young untouchable mob boss from New York.” 

French Montana documentary 

French Montana released his first single Choppa Choppa Down in 2010. His debut album, Excuse My French, was released in 2013 and went platinum. His following albums include Jungle Rules, Montana and They Got Amnesia. He has been nominated for Billboard Music Awards, BET Awards and Grammy Awards. Plus, he recently became the most streamed African-born artist in the world. 

Over his career, he has also been part of controversy, from assault cases to shootings. He addresses the shooting incidents in For Khadija, and shares how he looks to the future and “building his empire”. 

For Khadija premieres on Friday, 16 June. 

GO: Visit www.frenchmontana.com for more information.