Moroccan-American hip hop recording artist, French Montana has just levelled a major accusation on Akon, alleging that the Senegalese-American singer gifted him a fake wristwatch on his birthday some years ago.
The Unforgettable rapper made this accusation during an interview with DJ Funk Flex where he alleged that the fake watch incident happened during his 6-month stint with Akon’s label.
“Shouts to Akon, he gave me a fake watch for my birthday, I’m heated,” he said. “He was like, ‘Close your eyes, I got a present for you,’. Then he put a fake watch on my wrist, I’m heated.” However, he said he still has the love for Akon. “I’m still waiting for my other watch Akon,” he added.
Asked if he knew at that point that it was a fake watch, French Montana said, “Nah, I didn’t know it was fake.”⠀⠀
At this point, DJ Funk Flex tried to make the conversation light, while still throwing shade. “Akon I need you to fix this up. Keep it a buck. Listen, we gonna go on the ‘gram, we gon’ tell fake watch busters to leave you alone, they not gonna post this up. But, we gotta clear this up,” the DJ said.
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French Montana Says Akon Gave Him a Fake Watch For His Birthday – blogged by @MsJennyb (video @hot97) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a recent interview with #FunkFlex, #FrenchMontana sat down to discuss his recent success after the release of “Unforgettable.” The two discussed the rapper’s experience working with #Diddy, who was recently named one of Forbes Greatest Living Business Minds. However, prior to French’s work with Diddy, the rapper was signed to #Akon, for what French called a “six-month thing.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As the two discussed that business relationship, Flex brought up a “watch story,” saying “We can’t tell the watch story, don’t tell it now,” which forced French to divulge. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Oh, Stop!” French said, as he laughed. “Shouts to Akon, he gave me a fake watch for my birthday, I’m heated,” he said, laughing again. The two attempted to clear the air by confirming their love for the singer-songwriter, but said the situation had to be resolved. “I’m still waiting for my other watch Akon,” French said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Akon I need you to fix this up,” Flex added. “Keep it a buck. Listen, we gonna go on the ‘gram, we gon’ tell fake watch busters to leave you alone, they not gonna post this up. But, we gotta clear this up.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As French laughed, he continued with the story, “It was my birthday too,” he said. “He was like, ‘Close your eyes, I got a present for you,’” French recalled. “Then he put a fake watch on my wrist, I’m heated.” Flex fished for more, asking if French knew the watch was fake at the time, but the rapper had no idea. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Nah, I didn’t know it was fake,” he said, as he explained that he took the watch to the jewelers to be cleaned. He said he told the jeweler that Akon got it for him as a gift for his birthday. But, the jeweler said, “Akon didn’t give you this, I know him.” French laughed, saying Akon may have not known it was fake, though. However, it’s been 10 years and French still hasn’t received a new watch from Akon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “That’s by brother but you know,” French said.
Will Akon react to this allegation? We wait.