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Moroccan rapper French Montana wants to be the «voice» of immigrants in the US

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Moroccan rapper French Montana at the MTV Video Music Awards. / Ph. DR

During the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, held Monday in the United States, Morocco-born rapper French Montana got a little bit into politics. While presenting the award for best Latin video at the 2019 MTV VMAs, the famous artist gave a brief speech on immigrants, referring to his own experience, Billboard reports.

French Montana, whose real name is Karim Kharbouch, said that he is proud of presenting the award «as an immigrant». «I feel like we are the people that make this country», French Montana told the crowd, adding : «And I feel like I want to be the voice».

Alison Brie, an American actress who was onstage with the Moroccan rapper, responded to his words stressing that «what’s happening to immigrants in this country is unconstitutional and frankly disgusting».

Montana then responded to that, asking the audience : «Can I get a hand for that».

For the record, Kharbouch was born in Morocco and immigrated with his family to the United States when he was 13 years old.

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