Haaan! French Montana enlists The Weeknd and Max B for “A Lie,” the wavy new single off his sophomore album Jungle Rules.
Produced by Harry Fraud, the track kicks off with a cold-hearted verse from Abel about why nobody does it better. “It’s true, though,” he sings. “My heart cold, but it really beat for you, though / He do it better? That’s a lie / He at my level? That’s a lie.”
Montana joins in on the second verse with more rhymes about rumors and falsehoods. “She said the baby mine? That’s a lie / If I ain’t the hottest in the city, that’s a lie / School teach you how to read the lines / In these streets, gotta read between the lines.”
After French compares his bond with Max B to the connection between Karl Malone and John Stockton, the Wavy One pops up for a verse. “Put me in your video, I can make a wave,” he raps. “Baby girl comin’ home and you can’t stay.”
Montana recently spoke with Billboard about how the collaboration came together. “One of The Weeknd’s favorite rappers is Max B,” he said. “He was a big fan of the whole Coke Boy thing. He was supposed to do ‘Porn Star’ off the Coke Wave 2 mixtape. We were supposed to work together on my first album, but we never got to do it. So I’m glad that I overcame that hole and was able to finally have all three of us together on a record.”
Jungle Rules arrives at midnight, followed by the video for “A Lie.” The project features the Swae Lee-aided “Unforgettable” as well as collaborations with Pharrell, Travis Scott, Quavo, Young Thug, Future, and Chinx.