Bad Boy Records’ French Montana has stepped up to simmer down rumors and speculation of possibly assisting 50 Cent in his past feud with DJ Khaled by providing him family footage.
According to Montana, he had nothing to do with it and would never involve anyone’s family members in a dispute.
“Like I answered it before, it’s like, how does success feel,” French asked when questioned about whether or not he is the one who provided 50 footage of DJ Khaled’s mother. “How does having number one records feel? How does being the hottest dog on the block feel? That’s the problem. They can’t take that. They want to stay on top the whole time so they try anything to break me down. They try the little slick move, this and that, I don’t play with people’s family like that. I don’t play — I’m from the street, everything that come with that. I don’t do that. Khaled’s my family, Ross‘ my family. I don’t play with people’s mothers, sisters — I don’t do that.” (“Big Boy’s Neighborhood”)
Earlier this month, Khaled came forward and addressed the speculation.
“Well, I’ve known French for a long time,” Khaled said when asked if he ever asked French about allegedly giving 50 Cent footage of his mother back in 2009. “I’ve never asked him and I’m not going to ask him — that’s my brother, French Montana’s my brother. He’s family and I don’t know nothing about that. I don’t think French would be around me [and not address it] because he keeps it 100 and he is family, he is my friend and he is part of the team. So, like, it goes back to the earlier conversations. All I know is positive and love. I’m not going to distort it and put that negative energy around me ’cause that’s not going to happen.” (RapFix)
Back in November, 50 put French in the hot seat by name-dropping him as the culprit who backstabbed Khaled.
“Frenchie, they got me the tape,” Fif said in an interview “They got me the tape of his mother’s house, where his moms work at, the other cribs, the studios, stuff like that.” (“Big Boy’s Neighborhood”)
In winter 2009, Khaled refused to address Curtis Jackson taking personal aim at his family.
“I don’t deal with negative energy, it’s a waste of my time and my time is valuable,” he said in an interview. “I keep negative away and stay positive…At Def Jam, we promote music…We promote hit records. That’s what I respect. I’m always going to represent the music; Rick Ross is gonna represent the music. If controversy comes with it, it comes with it.” (MTV)
Check out French Montana’s interview: