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.”