It’s official. French Montana is the newest Bad Boy. The New York MC appeared on “106 & Park” alongside Diddy to announce his signing to the legendary label.
“Hands down, the hottest cat in the streets,” said the Bad Boy Records CEO while introducing the much-buzzed-about newcomer, who reportedly had 10 offers on the table before choosing Bad Boy as his home.
Diddy went on to explain why he signed the 27-year-old. “It’s obvious, his work ethic, his songmaking effect that he has on the young’ns,” he said. “I represent New York to the fullest and can nothing move in this city right now without us being a part of it. We the Yankees of this whole thing and it’s time for us to get where we supposed to get.”
The Bronx-raised rapper plans to continue repping for his city. “I feel real, real, real good, how New York feel. That’s why I kept it here in New York. I didn’t want to go nowhere else. Why would I take my talent to South Beach?”
He continued, “[Diddy] never really lied to me about nothing, he really just kept his word with everything he tried to do. I want to bring it back to [New York]. [He’s] the first billionaire, so if I brush shoulders with him…”
Puff reassured those who question Montana’s move. “We gon’ take our time with French. We gon’ really build him as an authentic artist. We ain’t gon’ make it all shiny and flossy and all that, we gon’ take our time and plug into the essence of who he is.”
During the show, Montana also premiered the video for “Shot Caller” and was joined onstage by his new labelmates Cassie, Red Café, and Machine Gun Kelly.
“Shot Caller” featuring Charlie Rock