The accolades keep rolling in for rapper French Montana. His hit single “Unforgettable,” off his sophomore album ‘Jungle Rules,’ spent 21 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The album debuted at number three and has since been certified gold. Friday night, the Moroccan-born rapper received the honor of Global Citizen Ambassador for his charity work in Uganda. It’s the first time a rapper has ever been given this honor.
Montana’s charity work in Uganda began when he visited the country to film his the video for “Unforgettable” last year. He donated $100,000 to the Mama Hope Foundation, an organization supporting global entrepreneurship to help end extreme poverty in the East African country. The money went toward a hospital that facilitates pregnant women as well as other healthcare initiatives.
He also says he plans on expanding on the charity work he’s done. “We going to Morocco,” Montana said. “We expanding our platform to Morocco. Building up a couple of things that are going to help the kids in Morocco, you know…The whole idea of this is to spark the mind of the world leaders, you know. To help them do something on a bigger scale than what we doing. I just feel like all the mothers and children should have the right care, you know. It should never be a privilege, it should be a right.”