French Montana Speaks Up for Immigrants at 2019 MTV VMAs: 'I Want to Be the Voice'

French Montana made the conversation political when he gave a brief pro-immigration speech while presenting the award for best Latin video at the 2019 MTV VMAs.

The Moroccan-born rapper, who was joined onstage by actress Alison Brie, expressed that was was "proud" to present the award "because as an immigrant, I feel like we are the people that make this country, and I feel like I want to be the voice."

"What's happening to immigrants in this country is unconstitutional and frankly disgusting," Brie chimed in.  

"Can I get a hand for that?" French Montana said.

"These nominees -- and most of them are immigrants, too -- are on top of the biggest movement in music," he added before announcing the winner, Rosalía & J Balvin feat. El Guincho's "Con Altura."

Watch his commentary in the VMAs clip above.

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