French Montana Explains Why He Didn’t Sign with Kanye West

French Montana and Kanye West

French Montana may now call Bad Boy home, but he almost ended up on another famous hip-hop label. The New York rapper explains why his deal with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music didn’t work out.

During his visit to Angie Martinez’s Hot 97 radio show, the much-buzzed-about MC shared his meeting with Kanye. “I met up with him one time and then I met up with him again,” he said. “There were things that I was used to ’cause I was already moving. I’m like a money train.”

His inability to get in direct contact with the G.O.O.D. Music CEO raised a red flag. “Kanye doesn’t have a phone. If you need to get in contact with Kanye, you have to email him,” said the 27-year-old. “You can’t tell me how to do that. I don’t know how to use an email, so I guess me and you is never gonna talk, and I’ma put my career in your hands?”

But he doesn’t hold any hard feelings towards Yeezy. “He’s definitely talented and I felt like if I went there, we would have definitely made history.”

However, he’s happy with his decision to join Diddy at Bad Boy. “When I met up with Puff, everything he promised me came through. And Rozay was definitely there for me too.”

French Montana is prepping his Bad Boy debut, which will be co-executive produced by Diddy and Rick Ross. In addition to his single “Shot Caller,” he can be heard on Rick Ross’ Rich Forever mixtape cut “Stay Schemin’” featuring Drake.



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37 Comments

  1. Iceman

    He shoulda stayed with Akon…

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    Real G Reply:

    @Iceman, this fool is a retard and uneducated as hellllll….u cant use email??? dawg step into the 21 century..you cant be a boss if you can handle business..plz tell me he dont have a smart phone…cuz thats just wrong..

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    AmbeRussell Reply:

    @Real G, yeah i dont get it. how dont u know how to use email, but he probally uses his facebook and used his myspace, which both are emailing, just on a social network form. just simple. i see how not having a phone may make him not wanna sign, bc phone is 10x faster, BUT to say he doesnt know how to use an email n THATS the reason he didnt sign with kanye, but with DIDDY. smdh. diddy seems nice at 1st but then ur album gets pushed back(cassie), u get lil promo(every1 from mtb, dream(that white girl group form the early 00s), loon, cheri denis, new edition, etc) then u get dropped(every1 that didnt leave on their own) or he’ll do some shady ass shit( not lettin mase leave his contract for YEARS, firing the girls from danity kane but not letting them out their contract as soon as they were fired on NATIONAL TV)or get u locked up (shyne) or killed(biggie. n getting an advance check means shit if u aint making that money back for the company. so he gives u $75k, u gottam ake that shit up as well as pay the producers, n writers etc any1 there to help make that album n diddy said their music wont get release if the singles flop
    amberussell on youtube

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    Jaymalls Reply:

    @AmbeRussell, Lmao… You know none of the artist you just named on a 1st name basis… You never seen, muchless read any of the contracts they signed… You don’t know DIDDY, nor did you ever work for bad boy…

    So tell me you not talking out your ass right now!!!

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    IAMJUDGE Reply:

    @Jaymalls, but tell me u are not looking out of your a$$ to see where are all of the artists they just named?

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  2. coolio

    I’d do anything to sign with Kanye. I’m a dancer and a singer, but I call what I do ‘art’.

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    Real G Reply:

    @coolio, ur lame…sell your soul and you will make it

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    Randy Reply:

    @Real G, what part of that what lame? You’re the one who believes everything you read on the internet.

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  3. merceda

    that was a mistake

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  4. Really

    cause a email really

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    schrodinger's cat Reply:

    @Really, Lol @ the people who actually believe Kanye West has no phone…SMDH

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  5. Will

    I can understand why kanye doesnt have a phone but French Montana not knowing how to use Email is just over my head like really? If u dont know how to Email then u shouldnt even be in the music industry your ass should stay in the hood being a bum

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  6. Fernando

    I’m So Sorry French Montana luv dat Shot Caller Song & Video but here’s the thing, you should have signed with G.O.O.D. Kanye’s Record Company cuz u know why? Diggy is gonna leave u dry & high, like he does with all his artists new or old it donesnt matter. I’m sorry to say that he runnin his mouth talkin’ bout how good it is to sign you, Diggy’s words (we run this shit/this is bad boy bitch) not gonna happen French Montana now yo ass is stuck in ur damn contract so this is just great. next time dont listen to Diggy go with ur gut & stick with it iight.

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    Real G Reply:

    @Fernando, shut the helllll up idiot…lmao.. Diggy??? simmons? what are you talking about…how you write a paragraph and get dude name wrong… its Diddy fuggn wetback

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    Randy Reply:

    @Real G, it was a very easy mistake to make. calm your over-emotional racist ass down. i hope a somone calls you the n-word today. see how you like it.

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    Fernando Reply:

    @Real G, im not mexican bitch, im black as they come, so get over or dnt comment
    FAKE G-NOT

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    TheOne Reply:

    @Fernando, I was very confused until i realized you meant Diddy and not Diggy.

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    Fernando Reply:

    @TheOne, opps my bad diddy lmao haha

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  7. Dave

    I understand his point. No matter what you like or not, having a phone is apart of BUSINESS! You can not just have one form of contact & that being email. You need multiple forms of communication, including most important direct contact by phone. I also do get the point that this dude needs to know how to use email, that’s also something you should know getting into the business. But, I’m not sure if he should’ve signed with Diddy. I mean have you seen Diddy’s history with his artist, I’m not sure if he has anybody else on his label besides Dawn & Kaleena.

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    AmbeRussell Reply:

    @Dave, diddy actually dont even have them 2 on his label besides for the dirty money thing. he only has cassie n mgk n red cafe
    amberussell on youtube

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  8. nicegirl

    He should have found someway to contact Kanye or at least learn to use email haha. Diddy is a good businessman, but is hopeless at managing his signed artists. Big mistake French Montana made.

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    cooleyhigh Reply:

    @nicegirl, i agree, just look at diddys roster, he has dirty money..lol machine gun kelly…eh french montana…HA(even though I like the shot-caller song) Kanye has the winning team: Common, Big Sean, John legend, No I.D, Hitboy, pusha T

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  9. G

    Whether he could use email or not that isn’t the point if your doing business or planning on doing business especially with career and the person wants to sign you nobody is going put there career makings on hold you want to be able to speak to the CEO whenever is needed not email him and wait on a response back on email that doesn’t like good business would you sign a deal and the ppl your dealing with say email me email me you want to talk straight up with the person it’s business not email tag how about this for example you girl have money for a phone but don’t have or use it anytime you want her for whateva you have to email her all the time would you want to be with her loll

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  10. dave

    bad move homie

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  11. TRA

    I understand that you should always have a phone to do business, but when French Montana said he didn’t know how to use e-mail to get in contact with Kanye West, that made me feel like he didn’t try hard enough to reach out to Kanye West. As far as signing with Bad Boy Records, I think that was a terrible mistake because Diddy has a history of being criticized for not supporting his artists in the right way. Outside of Mary J Blige and The Notorious B.I.G., most of the artists that Diddy has produced songs for have either been cut when their albums don’t sell well, or been in a contract with Bad Boy and couldn’t be released from it in the right way. Mase and The Lox had to fight just to get out of their contracts with Bad Boy.

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  12. schrodinger's cat

    GTFOH with that bs…Kanye definitely has a phone! Knowing his ego, he probably didn’t want talk to you or sign you anyways…plus I don’t think you quite fit the G.O.O.D music roster

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  13. Rap*

    maybe he wanted to blow….not up but something diffrent and we know, diddy like that….

    jesus 2012

    eff the biz and the minati

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  14. NEUTRON

    Well….. there goes his career. Whens the last time a Bad Boy album dropped that Diddy wasnt a star of? Cassie’s first album? LOL… He signed to the losing team. At least over on G.O.O.D. Music they get release dates.

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  15. Neon

    French Montana’s gonna crawl back to Yeezy.. just you wait.

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  16. B. Knight

    He’s definitely not the sharpest tool in the shed…1. You don’t know how to use email 2. Everybody knows Bad Boy is cursed! He could’ve possibly had longevity with G.O.O.D Music, but he’s just shorted his career to 1 album…2 at the most with Bad Boy…just like…LOX, Shyne, Black Rob, Total,Da Band, Day 26, Loon, Craig Mack, 112…I could go on and on…what an idiot smdh

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  17. Everybody Listen!

    This is actually very GOOD news. It was a smart move on French’s part, you guys do realize that if he did sign to G.O.O.D., then we would probably be forced to listen to him? French is awful, I can see it now, G.O.O.D. Music puts out a single; the beat sounds tight, Kanye sounds sick, Pusha kills it, Big Sean delivers, CyHi beats up the beat….and then French Montana comes in and ruins it. At least he signed to a label that I don’t pay attention to, or listen to any of the artists from it. French just hyped himself up, he’s using the Lil Wayne technique; a shitty rapper starts saying he’s the best, and for some reason people buy into it; but I have a feeling that that isn’t going to work out for French

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  18. dan

    he doesn’t know how to use an email o.o hahaha stupid people

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  19. mitcholos

    Thank God He Didn’t End Up On G.O.O.D

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  20. So Odd

    I’ll be standing at the tracks watching the French Montana train pass. His voice is monotone and his lyrics are the same as everybody else. Nothing special here.

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  21. collaboy

    kanye doesnt hav a phone???????seriously????????

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  22. French Montana Didn’t Sign With Kanye Because He Can’t Email [THE BIG DUMMY FILES] | 93.7 WBLK Radio - The People's Station

    [...] I really hate to do this because I like his music, but the latest inductee into the ‘Big Dummy Files’ neophyte rapper French Montana. French Montana recently signed a record deal with Diddy and is the newest member of Bad Boy records. French Montana had a big street buzz before getting a record deal, and there was a  “bidding” war to get French Montana to sign. Some of the people involved were Hip Hop heavyweights like Rick Ross, Diddy, and Kanye West. A lot of reputable sources were saying Kanye West had the best offer for French, below is the reason why he declined: “I met up with him one time and then I met up with him again. There were things that I was used to ’cause I was already moving, like a money train,” “Kanye doesn’t have a phone. If you need to get in contact with Kanye, you have to EMAIL him. I mean, you can’t tell me how to do that. I don’t even know how to use an email, so I guess me and you is never gonna talk! And I’ma put my career in your hands? He’s definitely talented and I felt like if I went there, we would have definitely made history.” [rap-up.com] [...]

  23. RUGBTONIMONO

    Fuck Dat Sign Me To G.O.O.D. Music…. So I can Get Out My Dreams if you know what I mean. Which I doubt, lol.

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