"Nobody thought it was going to be that big because they didn't have that ear," he says during "Breakfast Club" interview.
With his colossal hit "Unforgettable" peaking at No. 5 (so far) on the Billboard Hot 100 and his latest album Jungle Rules debuting at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, French Montana is enjoying the fruits of his labor. Montana stopped by The Breakfast Club on Wednesday (Aug. 2) to discuss the success of his latest hit and revealed the hindrances he endured throughout the process.
French Montana knew "Unforgettable" was a hit -- so much so that he snagged the demo from Jeremih during one of their studio sessions. "Nobody thought it was going to be that big because they didn't have that ear," he said. The "Lockjaw" rapper revealed that he coughed up $300,000 to clear the Swae Lee-assisted record and invested another $300,000 to shoot the viral video. The dance-heavy visual also features Uganda's Triplets Ghetto Kids, who spearheaded the #UnforgettableDanceChallenge. "'Unforgettable' would've never been that big if any of them artists would've kept it," he says. "We used the platform for that song to help people."