Sunday 18 August, 2019

Trini Instagram roasts French Montana over "3rd world" hashtag

As the Carnival season has kicked into high gear, Trinidad and Tobago has been graced with the presence of international artists the likes of Karim Kharbouch, better known by his stage name French Montana.

Now, Montana is facing major heat after he referred to T&T as a "third world country" in an Instagram post on Wednesday.

The Moroccan/American Hip Hop Star posted an image of himself dressed in a red fur coat, black t-shirt, blue joggers and red sneakers with the caption "Immigration waiting for me when I landed in Trinidad 🇹🇹 🤞🏼 but much love to all the beautiful people in Trinidad we had a blast #3rdworld #dreamers❤"

His comments weren't taken kindly as Trinis began to roast the 'Unforgettable' singer who many agreed was being disrespectful.

Some of the comments include:

luceisjuice:  "Really French ??? Dreamers???? You rub one shoulder with Jay Z and Daz ur conduct? F**k you yuh mac******n #dreamdis🖕🏻"

precious_curls: "@frenchmontana who was once a #dreamer !!! Trinidad is not no #3rdworld... PEOPLE come to the us just like you did to make better.... 🇹🇹" 

simeonfranco: "All I have to say to you French Toast is ...“IS DE VOODOO IN YUH A**🔥"

While the majority of the comments reflected the anger of many Trinidadians, some defended Montana.

IG user baldhead_1981 wrote 'pay no attention to the illiterate ones commenting on this post. We are 3rd world and will remain so until we as a ppl see beyond the tips of our noses and the next fete. Trinis band together to roast a man for the truth. Only when the crime touch home then all these idiots will really understand. Much love and thanks for touching our shores.'

Another IG user, jahbami wrote 'Lol ppl mad at the truth. When the government still wear wigs. Sit y’all stupid a**es down. Not because u have WiFi means s**t. And allyuh like hype"

Meanwhile, dustin_john3 said "But did he lie? 🤣😩 trinis for ya".

Montana came into T&T to perform for Machel Monday on February 5. 

He was also spotted backstage with Machel Montano and their entourage last night, at Kees Dieffenthaller's Tuesday on The Rocks 5. 

The hashtag has since been deleted.

Also in T&T during the Carnival season is Trini/Dominican/American Rapper Belcalis Almanzar, better known as Cardi B and Love and Hip Hop Star Raymond Scott, better known as Benzino.

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