“Colombia, I love y’all, but y’all ain’t have to do me like this,” French said in a video shared to Instagram. “Y’all aint have to have the dogs in there like that.”
In the video, French showed a narcotics dog and several related officials searching the plane in question, joking that they “thought I was coming to save the streets” by “bringing a big load.”
In the footage, French could be seen trying to pet and interact with the narcotics dog. He also later posed with the dog, as seen below.
“Just because we the Coke Boys, they got the dogs out for us,” French said in footage shared to his Stories. “They’re not letting the plane leave ’til they make sure we ain’t leaving with no brick out of Colombia.”
Per French, officials ultimately found nothing on the plane.
“We good,” he said.
When reached for comment by Complex on Wednesday, a rep for French Montana confirmed he was able to "depart safely" following a "challenging encounter with Colombian police." See the rep's full statement below.
"I’m happy to inform you that although French recently had a challenging encounter with Colombian police, which involved an unexpected search by K9 dogs on his way back to the States, he was released unharmed and still holds a deep affection for the country. Thankfully, he managed to depart safely following the ordeal.
Currently, French is fully dedicated to recording his upcoming album, which is set to be released soon. His unwavering commitment to his fans and his philanthropic endeavors remains steadfast. In his own words, 'We outside, love to Colombia.'"
Over the summer, the French-focused documentary For Khadija received strong reviews following its screening as part of the Tribeca Film Festival lineup.