French Montana on the success of 'Unforgettable': 'It's as sweet as French Vanilla'

French Montana is on an unforgettable ride.

The rapper, whose hit "Unforgettable" is currently in the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, has been a brand ambassador for CÎROC for years, and he is now the first of the brand's influencers to have inspired one of its flavors.

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In collaboration with Sean "Diddy" Combs, French Montana came up with the idea for CÎROC French Vanilla. The eighth variant of the iconic vodka brand will be released nationally in early October after a limited launch this month in select markets. The partnership is a dream come true for French Montana.

"I've been super close to Diddy for years," he explained to AOL Entertainment during an exclusive phone interview. "There's no better time than right now, when everything is on the up and up, you know? CÎROC is the best vodka in the world, so coming together on this French Vanilla flavor is perfect for me."

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 02: French Montana visits 'The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show' at Z100 Studio on August 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0716 -- Pictured: Musical Guest French Montana performs 'Unforgettable' on August 1, 2017 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 24: (L-R) Recording artists Young M.A and French Montana attend MTV Summer In The City at MTV Studios on July 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: French Montana attends the French Montana Album Release at Samsung 837 on July 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cassidy Sparrow/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20: Singer French Montana visits 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on July 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Extra)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: French Montana attends the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: (L-R) Chance The Rapper, Lisa Bennett and French Montana attend 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: French Montana (L) and Diddy backstage at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Recording artist French Montana attends day 2 of the Radio Broadcast Center, sponsored by Sprite, during the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 23: French Montana attends Night two of the BET Experience Concert Series at LA Live on June 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Prince Williams/Filmmagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 22: Recording artist French Montana poses at day one of BETX Live!, presented by Denny's, during the 2017 BET Experience on June 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 22: Bridget Kelly and french Montana attend ASCAP 2017 Rhythm & Soul Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on June 22, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Prince Williams/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 21: French Montana toasts to Sean 'Diddy' Combs and the world premiere of Can't Stop Won't Stop at the official after party powered by CIROC Vodka and Deleon Vodka at a private residence on June 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 21: Rapper French Montana attends Debra Lee Pre-BET Dinner at The London West Hollywood on June 21, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 20: DJ Khaled and French Montana attend the DJ Khaled Release Event for 'Grateful' on June 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Timothy Norris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: Rapper French Montana visits Music Choice on June 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: French Montana attends French Montana's Project: Unforgettable Uganda 'My Story, Their Reality' Screening & Album Playback at Crosby Street Hotel on June 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)
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Not only is it a dream to essentially have his own flavor of vodka, but it was also an incredible moment for the star to continue to get the opportunity to work so closely with Diddy, who is an obvious mogul across multiple industries.

French told us that his work with Diddy was "a beautiful thing."

"When you look up to someone for years, it's surreal to get to collaborate on something like this," he said. "When you're dealing with the best, you want to produce the best [possible product]."

As for his recent surge in success on the charts fueled by "Unforgettable," the still-rising lead single off of his album of the same name? He had the perfect response when we asked him to describe the feeling.

"It's as sweet as French Vanilla," he said in a laugh. "It's been an unforgettable story and an unforgettable ride."

CÎROC French Vanilla is available for pre-order on ReserveBar now.

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