Get ready for the return of Remy. In July, the Bronx rapper will be released from prison after serving a six-year sentence for assault, and she plans to make up for lost time.
“I have a new outlook on a lot of things. I’m ready to see the world with these new pair of eyes of mine,” Big Pun’s 33-year-old protégée told Billboard. “Everyone says I’m not missing anything but I think they’re just saying that so I don’t feel bad. I’m excited to get back into the game and make it a little bit more interesting.”
The former Terror Squad member, whose debut album There’s Something About Remy was released in 2006, has also reconciled with Fat Joe.
“I just recently spoke to him and we had a wonderful conversation,” she said. “He said, ‘I still think you’re the dopest female rapper ever.’ I’m like, ‘Really?!’ When you put egos and pride aside, and be the real people that you are it works out… I told him that when I do go home I’m going to make it my business that we talk more.”
While she’s been receiving offers to do a reality show, music remains her priority. She has written “20 books or so of songs” while serving time at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women in New York.
“I want people to know that Rem is still Rem,” she said. “There’s a history of artists that go to jail and when they get home they’re not all that or even do anything. I’m not falling into that category. … I want to come home and make an impact. I feel like my time was cut short and I didn’t get to blossom where I wanted to be in my career.”
She hopes to work with Rico Love, DJ Mustard, Rick Ross, and Meek Mill. “He’s one of my favorites right now. I love everything he puts out,” she said of the Philly rapper. “I fuck with French [Montana]. I like Nicki [Minaj]. She’s been doing her thing. I like that YG kid, a lot.”
She also plans to take some time to enjoy life. “I’m going to get my hair done. I’m going to get my nails done,” said the self-described “girly girl,” who married Papoose while behind bars. “After I get dolled up and lay down some records and my voice is out, I want to get away and get my back blown out for like a week. Mess up the hair and make-up that I got done. I have been in prison for a while.”