Remy Ma Prepares To Be Released From Prison Tomorrow: ‘1 Day And A Wake Up Left’
After serving 6.5 years in prison, Reminisce “Remy Ma” Smith will be a free woman tomorrow. The Bronx rapper’s team took to Instagram early today with a message celebrating her upcoming release accompanied by a photo of her taken at the Bedford Hills Corrections Facility.
“1 Day and a wake up Left . #TeamRemyMa #TheRulersBack #RemysHome #RemyMa @TeamRemyMa TheHomeOfHipHop.com,” the photo’s caption reads.
She also recently spoke to Angie Martinez about her impending release, her marriage to Papoose and female rappers. Check out some highlights from her interview below.
On how prison has not changed her:
“Well, I can’t say that I was one of those people that went to prison and had this dramatic life change and I have this new-found outtake on life. In a lot of ways, I’m the same. I grew up a lot and I look at things a lot differently as far as business goes.”
“Personally, with myself, I look back and go, ‘Yo, I was really crazy. This is why people were saying I was crazy.”
On her marriage:
“After six-and-a-half [years], it’s kinda serious. You gotta respect that. That’s official. He’s an official dude. Nobody can ever front on that.”
On if she expected Papoose to hold her down during her lengthy prison stint:
“Absolutely not! I’m still shocked. Like, woah. He’s an official dude. Nobody can ever front on that. He held it down more than some of my best friends that I grew up with. Family members. He’s official.”
On where she stands with Fat Joe:
“That was one of my epiphanies that I had. I was like, ‘OK, now I see why he wanted to kill me.’ I understand that. … I can never hate him. I’m the type of person that if I ever loved you, even if you make me mad, I will love you to death. I’d never be able to stand there and watch somebody do harm to him.”
On whether or not she signed a new deal:
“I didn’t want to sign anything as major as a deal from [prison]. A lot of things have changed since I’ve been gone, so I wanted to come home.”
On female rappers:
“I’ve always repped for the chicks or whatever, but I can stand next to the best of the dudes that’s out there. That’s what I intend to do again.”
On Nicki Minaj:
“Nick has always been a supporter and vice versa. I like what she does. She’s done wonderful things for females, but I just wish there was more of them. I don’t know what they’re doing letting these guys take over.”
On her reality show:
“They’re making me do it. I keep telling them no. It’s too real… It’s happening.”
Listen to Remy’s interview on the next page.