Give Me The Keys To Her Handcuffs: Remy Ma Speaks On Her Husband Papoose & Her Kids From Behind The Prison Walls
Earlier in the year, former Terror Squad femcee Remy Ma appeal was denied. The court denied her argument that a judge didn’t properly inform jurors before they announced her guilty verdict. Remy Ma is serving eight years in prison for criminal possession of a weapon and two counts of assault stemming from the struggle in which a friend was shot. Smith had accused the friend of stealing $3,000 from her pocketbook. Unless a final appeal being prepared by her lawyers is granted, she will be behind bars until 2015. In an exclusive interview with XXL magazine, Remy talked about managing her relationship with her husband (rapper Papoose), her son and her husband’s children (Her son and his three children range in age between 11 and 13.). Below are some excerpts:
XXL: It’s been three and a half years now. How have you managed your relationship with Pap?
Remy Ma: Every day of the week, he was here except for one day—if I couldn’t have visitors on Saturday, he would come on Sunday, and if he couldn’t come on Sunday, then he would come on Saturday. Every day that I had a visit, he was here—8:30 in the morning to 3:30, every day. Interviews and everything that was scheduled would be here after our visits. And he was like, “I live here as long as you here.”
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And what about your relationship with your kids?
And the kids, they’re crazy. If I be like, “I have a son,” my stepson is like, “Why I gotta be the word step?” So now I’m like, “I got two sons, two daughters,” and that’s it. They, like, hard body. You can’t tell them they not the flyest things since airplanes. We don’t talk to them like they’re kids. They go to my hearings; they went to my sentencing. They know what it is. Hopefully, they never end up in a situation like this. Because they have seen it firsthand, at a young age.
Do you talk to your kids every day?
I talk to them. Everything they do, they do it like I’m there. Like, if they having a party at the house, they take pictures, and they write on the back, like, “This is the picture. Your song just came on.”
How hard is it, not being able to be with them every day?
It hits them hard. I start crying. I have to tell them, “It’s all right. It’s almost over. Be thankful that you’re not one of the people whose mom is never coming home.”
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