After French Montana's hits like “Pop That” featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne and “Ain’t Worried About Nothin'” dominated the charts and his relationship with Khloé Kardashian became tabloid fodder, everyone thought they knew the Moroccan-born rapper.
But, as he looks ahead to his upcoming sophomore album, Mac & Cheese, French still manages to surprise us. Out of all the available artists out there to collaborate with, he wants to work with one of pop music's reigning princesses.
Apparently, the "Bad B--ch" MC is pulling out all the stops to make sure his follow-up to Excuse My French hits on all cylinders.
"I mean, Mac & Cheese is like my baby," he added. "It’s the first [mixtape] I put out right after we did Coke Wave, me and Max B. Mac & Cheese really stands for soulful music. So if you see the title and you’re already a fan of my work, you know I’m coming with epic music."
So far, French has about 90 songs in the can for the project. That's a lot of songs, especially considering how his personal life has been under more intense media scrutiny than ever before thanks to a high-profile relationship with the "Kourtney & Khloé Take The Hamptons" star.
But, he says that he has learned from the whole experience and plans to keep his love life out of the headlines in the future.
"What I learned about relationships on this side is that they last longer when nobody knows your business," he said. "When nobody knows what’s going on, it lasts longer. I’m very private when it comes to me and Khloé. Khloé is an amazing person, one of the best people I’ve ever met in my life."
"It’s like you gotta have your own boat," he continued. "The boat’s gonna sink if water gets in it from the outside, but as long as you keep your boat afloat with the people that’s in it, you’ll get to your ultimate destination. Whether that’s getting married or whatever. As far as getting people in your business and all the he-said-she-said, soon people start to twist your words and before you even get a chance to explain yourself it’s already over."