On a sweltering afternoon, a camera flashes on French Montana at his new house in suburban Pompton Plains, N.J.
« Yo! Make sure they get my six-pack, » jokes the rapper, while holding his snarling German shepherd Zane near the edge of his turquoise swimming pool. Under a white bathrobe, Montana (real name Karim Kharbouch), 29, shows off his new smaller waist size, courtesy of P90X workouts and 20 days of Ramadan fasting.
« She told me, ‘They will spread negative energy if they can. Don’t let it get to you,' » he says, toying around on his white piano.
Montana says that Kardashian, who makes a cameo in the « Don’t Panic » music video, also has been involved in the recording of Mac & Cheese.
« She’s definitely given her feedback on the songs, » he says, noting that « Explicit » is her favorite track.
The rapper promises to reveal even more personal matters on the album. « You’ll get the skeletons, the meat, » he says.
But what about appearing on an upcoming season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians? Montana won’t say.
« I’m in a beautiful headspace, » he offers, still smiling. « Wait and see. »