French Montana Dedicates New Documentary ‘For Kadijah’ to His Mother

Premiering on June 16

French Montana has announced a new film called For Khadija, a documentary on his life and a tribute to his eponymous mother, who worked multiple jobs to provide for her sons as a single parent after immigrating to the United States. The forthcoming documentary, which is directed by Mandon Lovett and executive produced by Drake and Diddy, is scheduled to premiere June 16 at the Tribeca Film Festival.

According to the film’s official synopsis, For Khadija “chronicles the unlikely rise of Moroccan-born, multi-platinum recording artist French Montana, as his single mother sacrifices everything to raise her three young sons in the Bronx, after being abandoned by their father and left destitute.”

The Ain’t Worried About ‘Nothin rapper was recently a guest on The Ebro Show, where he told the host “Well, this documentary just tells my immigrant story basically, and all the people that followed me from the day that I started till now. I feel like a lot of people know me, but a lot of people just know me by the music. A lot of people know me from me dating people.”

He continued, “It could be this, it could be that, but I want people to know me for the right reasons and I feel like this documentary just is more based on the struggle.”

Coinciding with the news is the first trailer for the film, which includes never-before-seen throwback footage throughout the Moroccan rapper’s career alongside commentary from the New York-raised rapper, as well as Drake, Fat Joe, and Max B, who is currently incarcerated.

Montana, born Karim Kharbouch, and Ugandan group Triplets Ghetto Kids— who featured in the artist’s Unforgettable video and performed at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar— will also perform following the film’s world premiere next month.

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