News: French Montana Says Nicki Minaj's Hotness, Not Booty, Landed "Freaks" Spot

Friday, Feb 15, 2013 9:27AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Bad Boy Records rapper French Montana recently discussed putting together his new "Freaks" record and why he knew fellow New York native Nicki Minaj had to grace the adult-oriented anthem.

Along with hyping up Minaj as one of the hottest from the Big Apple, Montana also revealed the "Freaks" beat originally had Maybach Music Group member Wale's name attached to it.

French said it was a no-brainer to get Nicki on the track, since he was doing it for New York. "I just felt like she was one of the hottest female artists to come out of New York in a while, and I felt the same about me," he explained on Wednesday's episode of "RapFix Live." "So I felt it was a record that's more for the city -- [you] see two people that's doing real good put a record together." French said it was a no-brainer to get Nicki on the track, since he was doing it for New York. "I just felt like she was one of the hottest female artists to come out of New York in a while, and I felt the same about me," he explained on Wednesday's episode of "RapFix Live." "So I felt it was a record that's more for the city -- [you] see two people that's doing real good put a record together." (MTV)

French leads the buzzing track off with rhymes about his riches and lavish lifestyle.

"Light up the fire, you know we're getting higher," French raps. "Rolling up loud, real n*ggas move in quiet/When I buy it, you donkeys on a diet/Bringing all my jewels, I didn't know I'd start a riot/Riding with the blanka, messing up your make-up, you blowing up her phone, she ain't tryin' to pick up -- Riding with the wolves, ain't talkin' Minnesota, shorty coming over, go and bend it over/Let me bank on it, put a drink on it/You a freak, put my name on it." ("Freaks")

Last month, Montana hyped up the song's destined chart-topping potential.

"It will drop next week," Montana promised in an interview. "We kind of redid the Lil Vicious and Doug E. Fresh song, 'Freaks,' and it will be Top 40 [charts] number one. We just working. Look out for Excuse My French, dropping April 16th. We just here, man, you know. French Montana, hottest in the street. [How's Nicki's verse?] Wheeew. You gotta hear it, you know, with the song. It's called 'Freaks,' so you know what she's talking about. I ain't telling you, I'll let her tell you on the record." (Rap-Up TV)

The new track's cover art surfaced online a few weeks ago.

French Montana has a shaking single up his sleeve. The Coke Boys general is set to release his new single "Freaks," co-starring everyone's favorite Barbz in Nicki Minaj. Set to appear on his oft-delayed Excuse My French debut album (due this spring), Frenchie's new collaboration follows his current "Marble Floors" cut with Rick Ross, Lil' Wayne and 2 Chainz. Expect to hear the new single in the coming days. (Miss Info TV)

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