French Montana performs Umrah in Mecca with his mother

French Montana performs Umrah in Mecca with his mother
French Montana performs Umrah in Mecca with his mother

April 1, 2024 – 4:00 PM – Culture

The American rapper of Moroccan descent, French Montana, traveled to Mecca with his mother to perform the Umrah, the small pilgrimage.

Numerous photos and videos appeared on social media showing French Montana performing the rituals of Umrah along with his mother and other family members. The images went viral and caused a stir online.

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In November last year, the rapper celebrated his 39th birthday with a party called “Moroccan Nights” at his private residence in Hidden Hills. In doing so, he paid tribute to his rich Moroccan heritage. The venue was decorated with complex Moroccan decoration, including exotic animals such as zebras and camels. Musical greats such as Travis Scott, Offset, Chris Brown and Zack Bia, as well as El Gara Gayn Castel (founder of El Gara Gayn Clothing) and other celebrities were treated to a show by oriental dancers and delicious meals with Moroccan influences.

At the age of 13, Casablanca-born French Montana discovered hip-hop culture in the Bronx. The young Karim Kharbouch, as he is really called, became passionate and started making mixtapes and underground DVDs. He collaborated with unknown artists and his career really took off with the release of the DVD series “Cocaine City”. However, the collaboration with Max B meant his definitive breakthrough.

French Montana signed with Diddy’s Bad Boy Records, which further increased his fame. Hits such as “Pop That” and “Unforgettable” (10 times platinum and diamond) dominated the charts. The successes kept coming: his studio albums, such as “Excuse My French” and “Jungle Rules”, were commercially and critically acclaimed. Collaborations with Drake, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross strengthened the “Famous” rapper’s position in the music industry.

Also read: French Montana celebrates Moroccan roots for 39th birthday

Last year, French Montana released “For Khadija,” a documentary about his life. The film highlights “the unlikely rise of French Montana, a multi-platinum artist with Moroccan roots, whose single mother sacrificed everything to raise her three young sons in the Bronx after being abandoned by their father and left in poverty “, according to the synopsis. The film travels the world and depicts the unique journey of an immigrant family, a son’s perseverance in the face of insurmountable obstacles and a mother’s unwavering faith, all in the pursuit of the American dream.

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