Having become the first ambassador for the campaign, the rapper emphasized the contribution immigrants make to the music industry.
Rabat – Moroccan rapper French Montana has become the first ambassador for the “I stand with Immigrants” campaign. The campaign seeks to encourage US citizens to “celebrate the monumental contributions that immigrants have made and continue to make every day.”
French Montana, whose real name is Karim Kharbouch, emigrated with his family to the US at the age of 13.
Khabrouch has since become one of the biggest names in hip-hop music.
In a new video, the rapper explained the struggle migrants can face in a foreign country.
“It was more of a culture shock for me. Because you know, coming from Morocco, you know you’re not speaking English,” he said.
“You’re trying to fit into this world that you knew nothing about Your parents don’t speak English. Your little brothers don’t speak English. You have nobody translate nothing for you.”
The rapper emphasized that immigrants in the music industry “play a big part because like I said we all come from different cultures and we all bring different sounds to the entertainment business.”
In August, French Montana announced that he wants to be the “voice of migrants.”
At the Video Music Awards (VMA) in New York, he said that he was “proud” to give an award “because as an immigrant, I feel like we are the people that make this country, and I feel like I want to be the voice.”
“These nominees — and most of them are immigrants, too — are on top of the biggest movement in music,” he added.