French Montana spoke with Billboard's Kevan Kenney on Sunday (Aug. 19) at the Hot 100 Festival, breaking down his verse on the upcoming title track from Liam Payne's debut EP, his pride in becoming a U.S. citizen and how "Unforgettable" turned into his biggest hit so far. You can watch the full video above.
Payne recently announced the upcoming release of his four-track First Time EP (Aug. 24), the title track of which will feature a Rihanna-referencing verse from French. A self-professed "big fan" of Payne's, Montana says that the singer sent him two songs to choose from and "First Time" came out on top. "I feel like the vibe of it, the beat, the guitar, 'First Time' relates to me and it just relates to our lifestyle. I feel like it was natural and that's how hits are made. When it's natural," he says.
Montana also offers up a preview of some of his bars, rapping, "She's a savage like Rihanna/She loves cars, she loves diamonds/She loves cars that be timeless."