Remy Ma Released From Prison, Releases DJ Khaled Collaboration
UPDATE #5: Remy Ma has been released from prison and is working with DJ Khaled, according to her Instagram page. Hear her new song now.
Papoose recently announced Remy Ma's release date during a performance.
“They locked my bitch up for six years," Papoose said during the show. "But guess what? July, she coming home."
Papoose further elaborated upon Remy Ma's release.
"July 30, y'all," Pap said. "It's goin' down for real...She took that bid better than I seen a lot of niggas take they bids. I was there every step of the way and she took that shit like a champ. We ain't glorifying that shit. Whatever happened happened. But it's an actual fact. She handled that shit like a real bitch."
In July 2012, Remy Ma spoke about being released from prison.
"Yeah, been a little minute," Remy said at the time. "Been almost five years that I've been gone. People had a lot of time to chill. It's almost over. I'm gonna be back like I never left."
In May 2008, Remy was sentenced to eight years in prison. The rapper was charged with shooting an associate, Makeda Barnes-Joseph. At the time, Remy reportedly spoke to the judge about her life. "I'm not a thug," she reportedly said. "I'm not a hard-core anything, I have feelings. I'm a wife, mother, daughter, big sister."
In April 2012, Pap spoke about Remy and how she inspires him. “It actually inspires me," Papoose said of Remy's incarceration. "It inspires me to do better, because that could be me in that situation. It could be you or anybody living in this country. None of us are exempt from that. It could happen to any one of us. Everybody that’s incarcerated is not guilty."
UPDATE: Remy Ma's verified social media accounts have promoted Remy Ma's release from prison.
"1 Day and a wake up Left . #TeamRemyMa #TheRulersBack #RemysHome #RemyMa," her Instagram account said in a post made yesterday (July 30).
(July 31, 2014)
UPDATE #2: Remy Ma has been released from prison, according to MTV.
(July 31, 2014)
UPDATE #3: Despite reports that the rapper was released from prison, Remy Ma is reportedly still in prison, according to REVOLT.
"An official at Bedford Hills Correctional facility informed REVOLT that Remy Ma was involved in a disciplinary problem on July 21," REVOLT reports. "There is no set timetable for the process or an updated release date."
XXL reports that the "disciplinary problem was a phone violation involving a call to a third party."
The XXL report indicates Ma could be released from prison next week.
(July 31, 2014)
UPDATE #4: Papoose and Remy Ma have announced on their Instagram account that Remy's been released from prison.
"Congratulations to the #Queen happy 2c you walk out that cage!!!!!!!!!! Time 2 begin a new chapter It's your time #therulersback wish strong was here 2c this #therulersback #therulersback #ripstrong," Papoose says.
(August 1, 2014)
UPDATE #5: Remy Ma was working with DJ Khaled upon her release from prison. The rapper's DJ Khaled collaboration, "They Don't Love You No More (Remix)," is available here.