French Montana is facing a $50,000 lawsuit over a shooting that took place in Florida earlier this year when he and Rob49 filmed the video for “Igloo”.
Carl Leon has alleged to be an extra in the music video and was injured when a shooting took place during the filming of the video. French reportedly made the decision to move the production of the video to the restaurant following a robbery across the street, but at some point, in the filming, at least ten people were injured by an unknown individual.
The lawsuit claims that the Miami Gardens police department investigated the incident, and found that the rapper failed to get the required permits to film the video and ensure a safe set. When the shooting took place, Montana said that he was at the restaurant not to shoot a video but to celebrate the release of his most recent mixtape with some friends. “We unfortunately were at the wrong place, at the wrong time when an incident took place that left people hurt,” he said.
Leon is seeking $50,000 in damages in the lawsuit. Miami Gardens police chief Delma Noel-Pratt also previously blamed the rapper for the shooting, citing the lack of permits for a music video shoot.