The First Thing I Bought When I Got Rich: French Montana

From the hoopty coupe to that Ghost, the "Coke Boy" rapper talks about his big purchase.

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The First Thing I Bought When I Got Rich is a recurring feature in which today's most popular artists open up about the big purchases they made immediately following early success.

Last March, we watched French Montana's brand-new, all-white Rolls Royce Ghost get delivered to Diddy's studio, Daddy's House. It was only three months after the "Pop That" rapper announced a joint venture deal with Bad Boy Records and Maybach Music Group. Next up: his debut album, Excuse My French.

The Bronx rapper also owns a white Cadillac Escalade and recently copped Chad Johnson's Rolls-Royce Phantom, but the Ghost is his baby. We've seen the whip in his "Coke Boys 3 Intro" video and he's often spotted driving it around NYC. Read on for the story behind French Montana's first big purchase.

What was the first thing you bought when you got rich?
A [Rolls-Royce] Ghost.

How much did it cost?
A quarter-million dollars. I had too much money. [Laughs.] I always had money, but I didn't have the money for me to wake up and be like,"'Look, I'm gonna buy it and not care, and not even drive it." I've had that car for about a year and probably ain't even put 1,000 miles on it.

When did you buy it?
About a year ago.

Where did you buy it?
I bought it in Tampa at the Rolls-Royce dealership.

What are you doing with it now? 
Keeping it smooth.

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