French Montana has celebrated the national Moroccan soccer team with an impromptu World Cup rally in New York City after an unexpected historical win.
Morocco made history on Saturday (December 10) when they defeated Portugal and soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to become the first African country and the first Arab-speaking country to ever advance to the semifinals at the World Cup.
Immediately following the Atlas Lions historic win, French Montana — who was born and raised in Casablanca —took to Instagram to mark the groundbreaking victory with photos of the Moroccan national team and memes poking fun at Portugal.
“LEGENDARY ON ANOTHER LEVELLLLLL HAMDULILLAH [flame emoji],” he captioned the post. “FIRST AFRICAN TEAM TO EVER MAKE THE SEMI FINALS !! [Moroccan flag emoji] Ronaldo u had your time g … it’s Morocco time lol”
After reposting several other celebratory clips to his Instagram Stories, including what appeared to be real-time reactions in Morocco, the “Yes I Do” rapper added a slide inviting fans to meet him on 47th Street in Times Square.
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According to TMZ, French was joined by a crowd of thousands, as he waved his country’s flag and chanted along with their cheers.
The rapper kept the party going throughout the night, even recruiting Bobby Shmurda to join the festivities by gifting him a Morocco soccer jersey.
French Montana’s wasn’t the only street party happening in honor of the history-making national team. CNN reports fans on social media have documented similar celebrations in Paris, London, and the Moroccan capital of Rabat.
The Atlas Lions will next face France in the semifinal match on Wednesday, December 14.
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