French Montana Issues Apology for 'Nappy Hair' Tweet

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 26:  French Montana attends the Giuseppe for Jennifer Lopez Launch at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills on January 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Neiman Marcus)

French Montana Issues Apology for 'Nappy Hair' Tweet

He's got a message for those he offended.

Published April 6, 2017

UPDATE (4/6/17, 12:00 p.m.): After hours of French Montana's name stapled to Twitter's trending topic list for an incendiary tweet on a non-fan's "nappy hair," the "I Ain't Got No Worries" rap star has extended an apology to some of his fans he rubbed the wrong way. 

Revisiting proof of his Motherland roots, he reminded everyone that his mother is an African queen and that he also married one. The Morroco-born hip-hop artist does feel, however, that he was unfairly targeted for simply defending himself. 

"But this is a perfect example of even when u defending yourself and minding your business, social media would drag your name [through] the mud," he tweeted. "But on another note #StayWoke."

Hopefully he can use this experience to open up some much-needed conversations on race and ethnicity. See his apology in the tweets below. 

Original story: 

Not even a full 24 hours has gone by since fans discovered that Bronx’s Coke Boys Records rap star French Montana ditched his Instagram, and he’s already the talk of social media town. Unfortunately, however, he’s got his distasteful clapback to a fan’s shady comment, which has sent practically all of Black Twitter into his mentions, to thank for that.  

Following news of French’s digital disappearance, the young, Black female fan didn’t hold her 140-characters back to express just how irrelevant she finds him to be.

“The fact that French Montana thinks anyone cares about him…,” she tweeted. Though she never included an actual “@” mention for French, he landed on the comment with a pretty inciting insult that obviously missed the mark.

“[You] crusty, dusty, rusty a** h**,” he started. “With them nappy a** poetic justice braids. Take your c** drinking, d**k banging a** somewhere n be humble.”

With the dozens of ways everyone else felt the “No Shopping” rapper could have responded, they especially didn’t take kindly to his snub of her “nappy” hairstyle, a cheap shot that’s habitually used to mock and shame the natural tresses of Black women. Dreamville's first lady Ari Lennox even jumped in on the recoil. But after being whipped by Twitter backlash, French went on to defend his comments with the argument that because his son is Black and he was born in Africa, there’s just no way he could have been discriminatory.

Though his defense might have inadvertently stirred up another debate on race and ethnicity, it simultaneously stirred up a full dragging session with French’s name at the tail end of it. Yikes! It looks like French’s decision to go AWOL from the social media scene for a little while may have been a good idea after all.

See where it all started and how Twitter is taking French’s shade to “nappy” hair in the posts below.  

Written by Diamond Alexis

(Photo: John Sciulli/Getty Images for Neiman Marcus)


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