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French Montana speaks up for immigrants at 2019 MTV VMAs

Written by FDM

The MTV Video Music Awards, a big pop music event in the United States, was held on Monday, August 26, in New Jersey. During the ceremony, the Moroccan-American rapper French Montana presented the award of the best Latin video, alongside American actress Allison Brie.

On this occasion, the 34-year-old rapper delivered a political message, saying that he is “proud to pronounce this award because as an immigrant, I feel like we are the people that make this country,  and I want to be a voice for them”, continues the artist.

Alisson Brie, on the other hand, joined his statement saying: “what’s happening to immigrants in this country is unconstitutional and frankly disgusting”, referring to the controversial migration policy exercised by the government of Donald Trump.

“These nominees and most of them are immigrants, too, on the top of the biggest movement in music” concludes the rapper, who recently obtained US citizenship.

While the rapper seems to be happy with his new citizenship, he has always been keen to pay tribute to his Moroccan roots through his work,  just like when he shot the video of one of his hits, “Famous”, in Chefchaouen, or to launch a clothing collection inspired by his native country , but also through his support to Moroccan associations like CARE Morocco.