Speaking on hip-hop radio station Hot 97 on February 19, 2016, French Montana revealed that West needed educating on Max B.. "Kanye didn't really know who Max B is, which was kind of strange to me when me and him were talking, but once I gave him the homework behind everything, we got it together," he said.
Montana added that since releasing The Life Of Pablo, Kanye has spoken to him about trying to get Max B out of prison. "He's probably the first one to call me, outta nowhere, when his album just dropped, like an hour after his album dropped, just asked me, 'What can we do to get Max B out? Let me use my power to get him out.' That never happened before, from nobody," he said. "So I got a lot of respect for him for that, 'cause you know how much Max B means to me and means to the culture of hip-hop."