Carnival season is in full effect and French Montana was sure to make his presence known when he arrived in the dual-island Caribbean nation Trinidad and Tobago.
The “Famous” hip-hop artist was present to perform at “Machel Monday” on Feb. 5. The event is held by popular soca artist Machel Montano. The Moroccan-born rapper posted a photo on Instagram of him dressed in a red fur coat, blue joggers, a black t-shirt, and red sneakers to match his attire with the caption, “Immigration waiting for me when I landed in Trinidad 🇹🇹 🤞🏼 but much love to all the beautiful people in Trinidad we had a blast #3rdworld #dreamers❤.”
Montana may have meant well with his initial caption, however, it opened a flood of comments from “Trinis” calling out the rapper for being disrespectful and rude.
A social media user by the name Ankhqueen_29 wrote, “Wow @frenchmontana! I was actually a huge fan until you made that third world comment..the immigration is doing there job. Don’t ever come to Trinidad 🇹🇹 if that’s how you see us. #WeAreNotThirdWorld. #F**kYou #Unfollowing”
The dragging didn’t stop there, people were blasting Montana for setting Cuba as his location instead of Trinidad.
Why does French Montana’s picture say ‘Trinidad, Cuba’?
— NAFISAHTH (@nafisahth) February 9, 2018
French Montana really tag Trinidad,Cuba as his location instead of Trinidad &Tobago…….. 😐🙃
— SJ (@Sharice_Jade) February 8, 2018
French Montana calling Trinidad 3rd world is equal to if we called him a B-list entertainer. Shoot your shot.
— Dr. Val Krishna Seecheran (@DrVaSeech) February 7, 2018
The rapper has since removed the #3rdworld hashtag due to the backlash he’s received. On the flip side, not everyone was ready to throw Montana off the island and some people came to his defense.
Lmao my whole tl is about French Montana and this 3rd world thing but I meannnn trinidad is a 3rd world country what exactly y’all fighting down? Yuh shame or something? Should be proud that people will see how well this 3rd world country is doing that’s all! Minus the crime 😂😭
— Priscilla (@PriscillaPoti) February 7, 2018
Wait ppl getting mad at French Montana for calling Trinidad a 3rd world country… It is a 3rd world country, I’m from there, that’s a factual statement
— Lakers 2019-2020 Champions (Lakers 68-14) (@Stylish_Bloke) February 8, 2018
FRENCH MONTANA DID NOT LIE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO is indeed a third world country who vex loss
— Anton pope (@socawarrior2290) February 8, 2018
I’m so confused about this French Montana thing…. because Trinidad is a third world country soooooo 👀🤷🏾♀️
— 🇹🇹 (@Shanicccs) February 8, 2018