US-based Moroccan rapper, French Montana, spent $100,000 (about Shs360m) to take Ugandan Ghetto kids to US where they performed at the BET awards event in Los Angeles California.
“Our lovely kids are killing it guys. Ghetto Kids on the front of Vibes magazine US along with French Montana. ALHAMDULILLAH,” Eddy Kenzo, who found the kids and brought them to fame, said in a social media message.
To make it to the BET awards where they put up an “unforgettable performance” alongside Swae Lee, Montana had to fish out millions to secure visas for the young dancers.
“I helped all of them get visas to come here. Almost a $100,000,” he told VIBE, an American entertainment magazine.
— French Montana (@FrencHMonTanA) July 16, 2017
He added: “They went from dancing in the mud for food and money, to performing in front of a 100 million people. That means more to me than anything.”
— Vibe Magazine (@VibeMagazine) July 14, 2017
Ghetto kids also called Triplets; Patricia, Ashley, Ada, Kokode, Fred, Isaac, Kokode, Ronnie and Man King, will also appear in a Nickelodeon cartoon series titled ‘Lazy Town’.
Also known as Sitya Loss Kids, the triplets landed a chance to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres show and visited Universal Pictures, a film production company in Hollywood.
Montana is also planning to take the kids on a tour with Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally as The Weeknd, a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer.
“Because they deserve to be on screen,” Montana told VIBE.
French Montana, the Weeknd, and Max B have shared their video for a new song.
“A Lie” is produced by Harry Fraud, and it appears on French Montana’s new album Jungle Rules.
Directed by Spiff TV and French, the clip features French and the Weeknd partying around New York City.
Max B appears through archival footage and A$AP Rocky makes a cameo. Watch below.
Harlem-raised rapper Max B is still serving out a prison sentence in New Jersey, but last year he had it shortened from 75 years after entering a plea agreement.
French and the Weeknd previously collaborated on the 2013 track, “Gifted,” off French’s album, Excuse My French. His last album MC4 came out in 2016.