Bronx rapper Remy Ma (born Reminisce Smith) spent the last six years in prison for shooting a woman, Makeeda Barnes-Joseph, in the stomach. (Remy accused her of stealing $3,000. Barnes-Joseph survived.) Prior to the shooting, as a member of Fat Joe’s rap crew Terror Squad, Remy Ma became one of only five female rappers to have a number one single (“Lean Back”) on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Remy Ma was released from prison today.
While incarcerated Remy Ma hasn’t been idle or quiet. She married rapper Papoose, and continued to write letters to her fans via Global Grind, where she mentioned how much she loves watching the ‘Wendy Williams Show.’ Remy Ma will, no doubt, make an appearance on the TV talk show. Like Williams, Remy Ma is not a fan of fellow rapper Nicki Minaj. In fact, Remy Ma has said that she’s going to be ‘a problem’ for Minaj once she’s released from prison. That means now.