Remy Ma: “Being Locked Up Ain’t No Joke”

- By Bossip Staff

Looks like Terror Squad’s Remy Ma followed in Lil’ Kim’s footsteps. At least she’s keepin’ it real about the fact that prison isn’t some cool place to chill and gain some street cred. Its hardcore. Pop the hood for her letter to fans

I always find myself thinking about what I was doing a year ago, two years ago, five years ago today. I never remember exactly where till I find myself imagining where I would be today. I rarely listen to the radio because it’s sort of depressing. Not being able to record is stressful not because I’m a rapper but because that was my way of venting and expressing myself. So I write a lot! So much that now I have a callous on my finger from holding a pen. I guess I got used to texting my rhymes!

I get a lot of fan mail and everyone asks me how I’m doing? I say fine, the way I see it I never imagined making it this far with my sanity. Not being able to go somewhere when you want, see your family when you want (on many occasions when you need to), can’t use the phone, take a shower, wear clothes, or even eat when you want – super aggravating. Whenever, which is almost everyday I get visits, a lot of kids ask for autographs. It’s something that I used to do almost everyday but now it actually feels weird, I really feel like an inmate.
And as much as I hate to admit it, I really am an inmate. I mean, it kind of grows on you when certain people go out of there way to make you feel like that.

They have this program called YAP (Youth Assistance Program) they keep asking me to join. It’s a program that brings inner city kids to the prison to show them what it’s like to be incarcerated. I hear that every group asks about me but I’m a little hesitant to join. They think it will give the kids a reality check that this can happen to anyone.

I however feel that it’ll be more of the kids wanting to see Remy Ma the rapper and because of that they won’t get that I’m actually in jail. So I’m still contemplating. If I figure out a way for them to actually get it, that this is really not a place you would ever want to be whether for 8 years, 8 months, or 8 minutes then I’ll do it.

Everyone in prison isn’t innocent but everyone in prison isn’t guilty. So whether you end up here on purpose or by accident, the pain you’re feeling is still the same. And I can quote a lot “gangsters” by saying that “I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy…”

Forever Innocent,

Hopefully she learns her lesson when she eventually gets out.

Via Global Grind

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  • Steve

    at least her words come with some thought and hope for the future…
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    Top 5! This is what happens when you live life reckless!

  • Slide Like A Fresh Pair of Gators

    Good she’s reflecting…

    We’ll see if she REALLY changed when she gets out via the way she acts and conducts herself…

  • me (the original)®

    I hope she does become part of the program, but instead of referring to herself as Remy Ma, use her real name..and deliver the same message she’s saying here.

    Being in print and text takes something away from it. Hearing it sticks a bit more.

  • Back On My Swag

    How much time did she get anyway?

  • loulou

    @ridin so high i can slap down a pigeon

    you beat me to it.

  • *Treasure*

    It is a hard lesson to learn. When you gun someone down in the street over money, this is the outcome. Remy has a volatile temper which caused her to lose her freedom. She is a mother who won’t be able to raise her child because of her costly actions. It is a heavy price to pay.

  • TheMan

    send all them lil nikkas out here that think they go hard to jail, but miss me with that bullsh&t, im not trying to fight every night to keep another nigg of my ass, literally.

  • its the Foosa

    her participating in the youth program will be good for her image, but i feel her on dealing with the kids who only want to see Remy, the rapper and not Remy the inmate.

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  • AARONB718

    WHO CARES? Her debut album was trash. All she is good for is a battle. Her career had peaked anyway. She will never be 4 albums in like Lil Kim

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    This is how it usually happens-they come to prison,they think since they’re some kind of celebrity they’ll get better treatment when in actuality,they just become a number like any other inmate.

  • http://bossip MoniSings

    She should talk to those kids in the youth program. If she can reach one life, then it’s all worth it. Sometimes, we have to be put into a “quiet place” to reflect on our life and mistakes we’ve made. I won’t judge Remy for her mistake, but I won’t say she doesn’t deserve to be where she is for making it.

    Hopefully, she’ll come to terms with her own life and be able to reconcile things so that when she gets back out, she’s got more to be thankful, than sorry, for.

  • Whut?

    plenty of ppl b4 remy fuk’d up and received prison time for somthing dumb so if ppl cant learn from those mistakes they’ll neva learn

    remy has no other choice but to hold on to the “remy ma” image if not whut does she have?

    lol@ papoose tryin to capitalize on remys case but he failed cuz no1 is buyin anything he raps on

  • waka waka

    silly broad…do the crime…you know the rest

  • Darkesthourglass

    Makes me wonder what she’ll look like when she gets out. Probably beefed up with a fade. I hope she really does learn from her mistakes by then. What a difference a night makes.

  • Philly

    its hard keeping a cool head these days but jail is where i DONT want to be

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  • dutchmaster

    i know but im wrong for saying this but i would love to see this parodied on “when keeping it real goes wrong.” i can hear that man’s voice saying remy ma was a famous female rapper and always kept it real but one day keeping real went wrong.

  • Dominique

    Forever Innocent? Really… she needs to stop

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  • Seek the light beyond the shadows

    Almost forgot remember her fiancé, they were supposed to get married and this fool tried to smuggle in some handcuff keys? The wedding was called off. Ghetto FAB at its finest. Maybe her lil ones are better off hopefully someone with some sense is raising them now.

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