French Montana Reveals That His Trip To Uganda Taught Him
#DXCLUSIVE: "You'll never be rich if you're not rich in the heart."
Los Angeles, CA – French Montana began his philanthropic journey after a trip to Uganda in March of 2017. After a couple of relapses, it is true that he lost his motivation to make music and was looking for something to fill the void. Unexpectedly it was found in the hearts and minds of the people of Uganda during the filming of the video "Unforgettable" with Swae Lee.
Ahead of the AT&T of the Hearing of the Network's premiere of Montana in the concert series performance, the Coke Boys founder opened up about his life changing experience in an interview with host Ted Stryker.
"I lost two of my best friends [Max B and the end of the decade of Chinx]," Montana says in the clip. "One is in jail and the other died. I kinda lost all the love for the music, because the people that used to motivate me, that was not there no more. When I went to Uganda, I was looking for some motivation and just saw how happy the people are in Uganda with, probably not even a fourth of what we have here. Just made me realize that the happiness is inside. You'll never be rich, unless you are rich in the heart."
During his trip to the East African country, French visited a hospital where he saw that there were only two rooms to treat more than 300,000 people. He saw the women and the children deprived of the care of the health.
"God was giving me signs that I had to do something to help these people," he says.
Now, after partnering with the Mother of Hope and of a Global Citizen, the French has facilitated significant improvements in the community. He joined forces with Sean "Diddy" Combs and The Weeknd, and raised more than $500,000 for the benefit of the Suubi Health Center. He also broke ground on the new Suubi Hospital.
"I am proud that he saved me and saved a lot of people," he explains. "That was my moment when I came out of the black hole."
The frenchman is now ready to continue her work with the Movement, pan-African in his native city of