French Montana On 'Daily Show': Could Charity Be New Hip-Hop Bragging Rights?

French Montana at Live! Red! Ready! Pre-Show at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles.
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French Montana at Live! Red! Ready! Pre-Show at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles.

During French Montana's visit to The Daily Show, host Trevor Noah and the MC came up with a ground-breaking new concept: What if rappers start bragging about how much money they donate to charity?

On Monday's (July 24) episode of the show, the two discuss how Montana's $100,000 donation to a medical facility in Africa inspired his collaborator The Weeknd to do the same.

"Is this going to be the new thing in hip-hop?" Noah asks. "Guys are going to be bragging -- instead of bottles in the club -- 'I got a hospital in Africa.' You could make it a thing!"

"I hope so -- definitely," Montana responds.

While shooting his "Unforgettable" video with the Triplets Ghetto Kids in Uganda, the MC decided to help improve Suubi Health Center, working with the Mama Hope organization.

He says flying 30 hours to Uganda to film the video was "the best decision I ever made of my career."

In the interview, Montana also says he listened to Tupac before moving to the U.S. from Morocco at 13 years old -- before he could speak English. "Tupac had a gift of speaking to Africans; he spoke to everybody who doesn't speak English," he says.

Montana also shares his candid thoughts on "Unforgettable" charting at No. 5 on this week's Billboard Hot 100. His second studio album, Jungle Rules, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for the week ending July 20.

Watch the full interview here:

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