Remy Ma For Paper Magazine; Styles In Kenzo, Saint Laurent, Cavalli, Haider Ackermann & More
Rapper Remy Ma has a lot going on these days. She’s currently starring on VH1‘s Love & Hip Hop New York, has a collaoborative album with Fat Joe, entitled Plata O Plomo, which comes out in January and is working on her sopohmore solo LP.
The Bronx-native who was recently nominated for two Grammy Awards is featured in the latest issue of Paper magazine. The shoot was lensed by photographer Ryan Pfluger and styled by “A Guy & A Gurl” Glam Leon and Brian Goodwin.
For this issue, the “All The Way Up” rapper styles in Kenzo, Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, Cavalli, Gucci, Missoni, Haider Ackermann and more.
Inside she talks about the importance of women working together and empowering one another to go all the way up.
“It’s sad to say, but I’m gonna say it: I don’t feel like much has changed for women in hip-hop, not only since I was in prison, but since I started in the game. There’s still so much discord between females in the game, whether it’s spoken or unspoken. You can see it in the fact that no one’s working together… People make it seem like there can only be one woman in hip-hop. And with women, we are so amazing in our ability to transform and wear so many hats, it still seems so crazy to me. When I look at the women in my profession, I see we are all different. And when I say different — I mean totally different. So, the fact that society and the industry itself pits us against each other, it’s really fucked up.”
“I also blame it on us artists, because we can say we’re cool with each other all day, but if we’re not working together, how cool are we really? Anytime I say something like ‘I’m the queen’ or ‘I’m that bitch’ or whatever, it’s gonna seem like I’m throwing shots at you because everyone’s gonna be thinking who else could I be talking about other than the females beside me? Say Drake gets on a record and says some shit about Future, it’s like whoa, but then they’re making an album together so how uncool can they really be with each other? But when it comes to women — we don’t have that. And I don’t know why we don’t have that… women are nurturing, women are loving, women are comforting. It saddens me to see women trying to get in the game today that see the only way to get to the top is to diss who’s on top. Love yourself all you want, but don’t diss me if we ain’t got nothing going on against each other. Hip-hop is bragging, it’s boasting, it’s being the best. But that don’t mean we can’t be a conglomerate of all different outspoken personalities doing our own thing, being successful in our own individuality…”
“Plato O Plomo is a joint record I have coming with Fat Joe… Our main goal was to secure the bag, but also remain ourselves and stay relevant in what’s going on today… I feel like whenever you hear about a family and who holds that family together, it’s always the mother, the grandmother, the great grandmother, and I think you really feel that on this [album]. I’m also working on my next solo project right now called 7 Winters and 6 Summers and I think it speaks to that as well… I think it’s important I show the many sides of myself on it. Today, I’m a mom, I’m a wife, I’m a businesswoman — I am so many different things — and as a woman, I owe it to the rest of us to show we are all those things.”
Head over to Paper magazine to read the article in its entirety.