News: French Montana Flirts With Kanye West, Rick Ross In Close Pursuit
Tuesday, Nov 8, 2011 11:35AM
New York rapper French Montana may currently be the most sought-after hip-hop free agent as G.O.O.D. Music's Kanye West and Maybach Music Group's Rick Ross are both still reportedly trying to sign him to their imprints.
According to reports, French and Yeezy were spotted together in New Jersey over the weekend.
It seems Kanye West hasn't given up on signing "Shot Caller" rapper French Montana to his Def Jam label "G.O.O.D." Sources at Jay-Z and West's "Watch the Throne" concert at New Jersey's Izod Center Saturday say West was "all over" Montana backstage. Since Montana left Akon's Konvict Muzik, he's been flirting with West and Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group. Montana tweeted a photo with West backstage hinting that he'd signed with him. West was later spotted at the Darby Downstairs sitting near the DJ booth where Mick Boogie was spinning. (New York Post)
A few weeks ago, G.O.O.D. Music's Pusha T imagined French joining the team.
"I mean for what G.O.O.D. Music has been known for, but I don't know if G.O.O.D. Music was known for Pusha T. You know what I'm saying? I don't think G.O.O.D. Music was necessarily known for what it is that I do and think that we about to shock the world come 2012," Pusha promised in an interview. "I'm a fan of French personally. If that happens to happen, the way that French is putting out music and he puts out visuals and is like really self-contained, it could be serious man." (WGCI)
In August, Montana revealed Ye's interest in bringing him over.
Earlier today, Tuesday (August 16), New York's rapper French Montana revealed on Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club that Kanye West reached out to him and is interested in signing him to his G.O.O.D Music label. French is managed by Waka Flocka's mother Debra Antney Mizay Entertainment. (Yo Don Bleek Raps)
He also said Rick Ross was interested in signing him.
"Big shouts to Rick Ross, man. He just showed me a lot of love. He just hit me up one day, "I was always a fan of his music‚" at like three in the morning, telling me to come to the studio. When I met up with him, it was just love. He let me hear the whole Self Made album, asked me what was my favorite song, and let me jump on it then threw it on the album. [He] jumped on "Choppa Choppa Down" for me and we just been back and forth, man. He just love my work and I'm a fan of his work. It's just been like that." (XXL Mag)
Check out some recent French Montana footage below: