After delivering his dance-heavy record “Unforgettable” last week, French Montana unveils the visuals for his summery single with Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee.
Shot in Uganda, Montana shreds the tradition of having bodacious video vixens in place of the talented residents of Uganda fayajra.ae. Showcasing their dancing skills, the Ugandan kids are found joyously contorting their bodies to the melodies of the record.
The inspiration for Montana’s latest video stems from his adoration for Uganda’s Triplets Ghetto Kids. Their street dancing galvanized the “No Shopping” star and led him to shoot his video there. Originally born in Morocco, North Africa, Montana felt right at home while shooting “Unforgettable.”
Earlier this month, Montana explained the importance of the single’s cover art on Instagram. “The picture of my mother and father at their wedding in Africa is my favorite picture,” he began. “It’s unforgettable for so many reasons, since it was the same year I was born and the same year my father was incarcerated for unfortunate circumstances. He named me from jail. After he was released, we were granted US visas and in 1996 I went on my first plane to go to America.”
Then, Montana dove into his transition to the United States and the hardships he encountered during his teenage years. “I didn’t know any English,” he revealed. “It was tough because I thought we were moving into the high rises of NYC, but we ended up in the back streets of the South Bronx lol. It was still better than back home in Morocco, but my father had a hard time and wanted to move back. My mother knew we couldn’t because there weren’t any opportunities there and she sacrificed a lot for us to survive in the states. We were on welfare and she worked overtime to keep us fed, clothed and a roof over our heads. I promised my mother that I would hustle and make my accomplishments unforgettable once I found my opportunity. I want other people who might be struggling to know that the sky is not the limit… You can do unforgettable things, so I present to you my single ‘Unforgettable.’ Feat @swaelee.”