Remy Ma Says "Things Would Have Been Different" If She Listened To Fat Joe

Remy Ma says, "I don't hear the things that I want to say or have experienced. I don't hear it in the music that's out."

Remy Ma says she would make changes to her debut album, 2006’s There’s Something About Remy: Based On A True Story

"If I would do it again, I'd also make it more polished,” Remy Ma says during an interview with Billboard. "I would also wait how they [Terror Squad] wanted me to, in order to make the numbers that it could have. I wanted the album to come out the day of the anniversary of [my mentor Big] Pun's passing because that day means so much to me. I'm like, 'It has to come out this specific day.' I didn't want to push it back. I was being stubborn and pushing my weight around cause I had a little leverage then. I should have waited.”

Remy Ma, though, wanted to release her material while the Terror Squad song “Lean Back,” on which she appears, was one of the biggest songs in rap.

"[Fat] Joe used to give me advice on what to do and what not to do, but I didn't listen,” Remy Ma says. "He guided me, but I didn't listen to him. If I would have listened to him then, things would have been different now. If I would have listened to Joe half of the time…You don't realize it at the time because when you're young you think you know everything. There was a lot of conflict that could have been avoided. Sometimes when you have hit records out, you let that control your actions and affect your relationships.”

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 the Billboard article, Remy Ma says she has plans for music upon her release from prison.

"I have so much material that I've been working on and so many topics I want to touch on,” she says. "I've grown so much as a woman and as an individual. I know that I can bring something to the table that's missing. I don't hear the things that I want to say or have experienced; I don't hear it in the music that's out.”

Last month, Remy Ma’s husband, Papoose, said that she would be released from prison in July.

RELATED: Papoose Announces Remy Ma's Prison Release Date


  • adam

    "I doubt she has any more of a future in rap than Papoose. No one is checking for either one." Moral of the story: don't marry a washed-up mixtape rapper like Papoose

  • Anonymous

    The moral of the story is Fat Joe is a wise gangsta.

  • Anonymous

    going to jail will ruin your rap career smh. all the goon rappers went to jail while the soft rappers took over

  • Anonymous

    thats big of her to admit that. I hope she gets out and just does her thing in her way.

  • Cant stand her

    She don't deserve another shot anyway. When she was out everyone that wasn't real close to her said she was a complete bitch and treated people like shit she was always going into clubs n just starting two groups of niggas fighting with each other on sum real hoodrat shit. Then she shot her friend over a few hundered bucks she never even stole n gave the judge that bullshit speech im not a hard-core anything except a hard-core cunt.When they sentenced her to 8 years she was crying like a ho in court after all them years of claiming she was the hardest female around BX all day I never even checked her old stuff she really was not even a great mc

    • Anonymous

      Had to put she wasn't a great MC to condone your bullshit. Any way you put it, vouch for real niggzs and pray that they do good!

    • Anonymous

      you ain't perfect you'll be in that position too one day and no one will give you another shot grow up

  • Anonymous

    NY jails must be rough. These rappers always come home humble as shit.

  • insanemacbeth

    in retrospect,...

  • What

    It Kill's me how niggas always talking about they should have listen, it seem to common with black people, they should have listen only when its to late, chick get a job when you get out Mc Donald is hiring. your rap days are over. its not like you were killing it when you were out.

    • Anonymous

      saying it's only a black thing to regret is some stupid ass sh-t

    • Anonymous

      " it seem to common with black people, they should have listen only when its to late," dude above is right, its not a black thing its a human thing.

    • OC

      Regret is a human thing. She messed up and she is saying she wishes she had done things differently. Nothing wrong with that. At least she is not trying to use that "I am a real *&^%^ because I shot someone and did time" garbage. Stop being so negative.

  • JD

    Broads just don't listen

  • Anonymous

    I doubt she has any more of a future in rap than Papoose. No one is checking for either one.

  • Anonymous

    What's crazy is i know both girls int he incident. chick she shot can't fight and remy can fight. remy could of just beat her ass. smh. like someone said... when keeping it real goes wrong...

  • R.Pgh

    Prime example of 'when keeping it real goes wrong'.

    • son of a sax

      LOL!!! NO!!! I DON'T LIKE ANYBODY PLAYIN ON MY PHONE!!!Now Remy Ma had a simple decision to make....LMAO!!!!

  • drizzy!

    She looks like a tranny. How that dick taste Papoose?

  • malik

    Unfortunately in my opinion the time( rap career) shes had was like lightening in a bottle she could never get it back..the landscapes has changed drastically I hope she was in the joint getting a good education or maybe she could work behind the scenes because her wave is over.

    • NYNY

      the Raekwon thing is different, he already established himself in the 90s and already had a solid fanbase, Remy Ma was just beginning to pop when she got locked up, in this day where we have Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azaela, Azeilia Banks, Remy's career won't be as successful as it could've/would've been, she just won't have the appeal and honestly i feel Nicki could rap circles around her

    • Anonymous

      that's what people always think till it happens. u sound too young to witness when it does. in 2005 no one was really checkin for raekwon, but he's regained popularity. that's just one example, but in this hip hop shit, nothing is permanent like that. she could come back, but its in what way and to take advantage of opportunities.

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