Im­mi­gra­tion means ev­ery­thing to me, says French Mon­tana

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - City - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Hip-hop artist French Mon­tana wants peo­ple across the world to em­brace im­mi­gra­tion and give due im­por­tance to health care.

Mon­tana left Morocco with his par­ents and younger brother for New York City when he was 13. This sum­mer, he be­came a US ci­ti­zen.

The singer, who’s on GQ mag­a­zine’s Mid­dle East cover, wears his im­mi­grant sta­tus on his sleeve and is vo­cal about im­mi­gra­tion and health care, re­ports tmz.com.

“Im­mi­gra­tion means ev­ery­thing to me. It means hope, it means faith, it means a voice for the peo­ple that come from dif­fer­ent places and build a coun­try,” he says.

On his stance on health care, he adds that it should be a right and not a priv­i­lege. Mon­tana also helped raise $500,000 to build a hospi­tal in Uganda, East Africa.

HIP­HOP STAR FRENCH MON­TANA, KNOWN FOR HITS SUCH AS FA­MOUS AND NEW THANG, WEARS HIS IM­MI­GRANT STA­TUS ON HIS SLEEVE. HE RE­CENTLY GOT AMER­I­CAN CIT­I­ZEN­SHIP AND SAYS THAT IM­MI­GRA­TION IT MEANS A VOICE FOR THE PEO­PLE

PHOTO: RICHARD SHOTWELL/IN­VI­SION/AP

Hip­hop star French Mon­tana

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