French Montana Reveals That He Spent $600,000 for ‘Unforgettable’ [VIDEO]
French Montana chopped it up with The Breakfast Club recently and revealed that he spent a whopping $600,000 for the Swae Lee assisted-single "Unforgettable." To be more specific, the rapper said it costs him $300,000 to clear the sample and another $300,000 to shoot the video.
"It was so much to clear the record," said French. "I had to pay $300,000 out of my own pocket. Not the label. Out of my own pocket ... Then go to the label and the label's like 'We can only give you half of that, we never heard about paying $300,000.' That's what you call believing in the record."
Obviously, "Unforgettable" has been a game changer for the Coke Boy, since it's gone platinum several times around the world and reached No. 5 on the Billboard 200 charts. According to the Bronx MC, he went with his gut and took a chance on the record, which is a method he's used throughout his entire rise.
"I feel like if I waited — if I waited for anything in my life — I wouldn't be French Montana," he said. "Sometimes, you just have to take matters into your own hands."
French also revealed that he didn't remember who produced the track. “Benz something," he responded after he was asked by Charlamagne tha God--and asked an associate “can you give me his name?”
Meanwhile, the 32-year-old is getting huge props for helping to fund a huge medical facility in Uganda, which serves nearly 300,000 people. And that's on top of the positive reviews his Jungle Rules album received, which he's already dropped videos for like the "Whiskey Eyes" clip and "A Lie," with the weekend.
You can see French's visit to The Breakfast Club above.
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