Akon Makes It Up to French Montana After Giving Him Fake Watch He Bought on Canal Street

French took to his Instagram with a video showing him receiving a brand-new watch while at an event with Akon.

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Akon has finally made up for his wrongs and gifted French Montana an authentic designer watch after he reflected on the fake one he once got him back in the day. 

French took to his Instagram with a video showing him receiving a brand-new watch while at an event with Akon. In the video, a man hands the Bronx rapper a black box while Akon sits beside him. 

"The word now is to make sure you get the watch in the box," Akon said before French opened the package to see a new timepiece. In another clip shared in the post, French showed viewers he bumped into Akon, helped him show off the diamond-encrusted watch he was wearing, and asked if that was what he was getting on this meet-up. 

Akon told him, "You ain't getting a watch this year. You getting something else." In his caption, French Montana confirmed that Akon bought him the new watch and tagged an old Instagram page called Fake Watch Busta that called out rappers with fake designer watches. 

"Stop asking Akon about the watch 😂 he just pulled up on me and gave me another watch lol let's see if he did right this time @fakewatchbusta 💚😂🤣 #motherland #africanboys." 

Akon spoke about the fake watch incident on Drink Champs. According to the him, it happened on Canal Street in New York City, when he unknowingly purchased the two fake Hublot watches for $5,000 each.

He claimed he didn't know about designer watches and just thought they looked nice. Unfortunately, as he explained it, both he and French got played that day. 

"Listen, me and French got got that day," Akon said. "But I'm the one that lost money. I bought two of them watches, one for me and one for him."

 He continued, "N***a, I got got too. Cause he came to me and said, 'That's a nice watch,' I said, 'N***a, I got one for you too.' Because at the time...I didn't know what a Hublot was. I just knew that I liked that. That was just a nice watch."   

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