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French Montana becomes the first ambassador of «I Stand With Immigrants»

Moroccan-American rapper French Montana. / Ph. DR
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Moroccan-American rapper Karim Kharbouch, better known by his stage name French Montana, is one of the first artists to be named ambassador of «I Stand With Immigrants», a campaign launched to inspire immigrants by featuring «empowering immigration stories», Complex reports.

In a recent video, French Montana contributed to this campaign by sharing his story as a Moroccan immigrant who left the North African country for New York City.

«You're trying to fit into this world that you knew nothing about ... You're trying to mold yourself around this world that somebody just pushed you in», he recalled.

«When I first came here, they used to show us the skyline; I thought I was going to go to some big penthouse in the middle of 42nd Street. They took us right to the back of the Bronx. You know the Bronx: You got Little Italy, you got the Jews, you have the Africans, you got the Puerto Ricans, you got the Jamaicans. Honestly, that’s the best thing that can happen to a person coming up: You get to experience all kinds of cultures».

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In addition to his video with «I Stand With Immigrants», French Montana launched the Karim Kharbouch Coding Fellowship Program to help young students from the Bronx with their studies expenses.

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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