French Montana is the first rapper to have the honor of being named the Global Citizen Ambassador for his charity work in the East African country of Uganda. He received the honor on January 26th at a ceremony in New York City.
The MC’s work in Uganda started shortly after he visited the country to film his “Unforgettable” music video in 2017. He ended up donating $100,000 to the Mama Hope Foundation, an organization which supports global entrepreneurship and helps end extreme poverty in African countries. The money donated went toward a hospital that helps facilitate pregnant women and health care initiatives. In Uganda, many women do not have the resources to conduct a safe and healthy childbirth, making this donation was an extremely important one.
“It feels beautiful to be a child of God, citizen of the world and agent of change. I’m helping the people that need help, you know,” he said to a TMZ reporter.
French plans on taking his charity work to more African countries. “We going to Morocco,” he added, which will also be the location to shoot his next music video, “Famous.”
“We expanding our platform to Morocco. Building up a couple of things that are going to help the kids in Morocco, you know…The whole idea of this is to spark the mind of the world leaders, you know. To help them do something on a bigger scale than what we doing. I just feel like all the mothers and children should have the right care, you know. It should never be a privilege, it should be a right.”
Both Diddy and The Weekend have donated over $200,000 to French’s cause. It’s definitely beautiful to see Hip-Hop artists getting recognized for their philanthropy and charity work!