French Montana Doesn’t Blame Lil Wayne for Not Liking New York

Lil Wayne made headlines last month when he came out and said he didn’t like New York, but one of his collaborators and a New York native doesn’t have a problem with it.

“I mean if I was to go to New Orleans and catch a gun charge, I think there might be a point in time when I get sick and tired, and be like man I hate New Orleans,” French Montana told MTV News, referencing Lil Wayne’s infamous arrest and jail time in New York. “It might not mean I hate the people, it’s that’s what I hate. Sometimes you might be like I hate Jamaican food, I’m not saying I hate Jamaicans. I think it go like that and I think that’s why nobody really got at him yet for saying that.”

Back in August, Weezy told MTV News, “Flat out, I don’t like New York.” Though New York rappers didn’t come at him for the comments, one New York politician did, as Queens Senator Malcolm Smith called on the YMCMB President for an apology. “New York City is the birthplace of the Hip Hop music movement,” he wrote. “Millions of New Yorkers listen to his music every day. His comments has outraged his local fans and residents. The group today will be demanding an apology of the hip hop star. Lil Wayne has had misfortune in New York with recent gun charges and a jail sentence.”

French may also not be harboring any hard feelings towards Wayne because of the New Orleans rapper’s assist on French’s single “Pop That,” which currently sits at No. 4 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. As for upcoming singles from his debut album, Excuse My French, the 2012 XXL Freshman says he has a lot in store. “I got a single with Nicki, then I got something with M.I.A.,” he said. “I’m picking and choosing.” He added that Max B, Wiz Khalifa and Rick Ross will also be on the release, while his boss at Bad Boy, Diddy, helmed the intro,

The album, which he says is “95% done,” is due out before the end of the year. —Adam Fleischer (@AdamXXL)

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