Remy Ma is an American female rapper, who made her way up coming from a very rough environment. Her net worth is estimated on half a million dollars.
She became known as a part of the hip hop crew called Terror Squad in the 90’s.
She was born on May 30, 1980 in New York City, and she spent her childhood in Bronx.
Remy had a very painful childhood. Her parents were both drug addicts so she took care of her younger siblings and she started doing it when she was very young. She was especially close with her sister Kristin Devereaux.
Remy had to find a way to do what she loves, make money and take care of her siblings all in one job so she decided to pursue something she loved – music.
Writing poetry and making rhymes was her way to cope with her problems and her family’s drug abuse. She eventually realized she was good and it and started to publish what she was writing.
She soon became popular in the Bronx area and she didn’t wait long to be noticed: Big Pun became her mentor and she became a guest artist on his album Yeeeah Baby from 2000.
After his death, she was spotted by Fat Joe, who invited her to become a member of his rap crew. She was a part of Terror Squad for a few years, after what she decided to make a solo career and she signed a contract with Universal Records.
Her first solo album, entitled „There’s something about Remy: Based on a true story“ came out in 2006. The album was selling rapidly and everyone soon knew who she was. The album shared all of his stories: from growing up in a tough neighbourhood, having to take care of the family, having to earn money to support their home and pay bills from the young age to her path in rapping career.
She had some acting experience too: in 2006, she she tried herself in acting in an episode of the animated series, The Roaches. She also lately appeared in the popular musical drama on Fox , called The Empire.
In 2017, she released an album in collaboartion with Fat Joe. The album later brought three singles, one of which included a song All the Way Up which became Platinum twice.
She worked with several famous artists: Brooke Valentine, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, and many more and has signed a lot of endorsement deals with many companies: Moschino, I Wear Glam, Gucci and many more.
Her fame started to grow rocket speed after she got featured on commercials and popular albums.
She was a regular memeber of Love &Hip Hop until this year. She casted in almost 30 episodes of that series. In this show the crowd got to know her and she built a fanbase.
Two years ago she launched Reminisce Event Designs, her own event design company, together with her husband. They also launched their own website: a site for fans to buy customized merchandise. This has brought them a huge income.
In 2004/2005 she was in a relationship with Juelz Santana, also a rapper.
She got married to Papoose in 2008, after they both worked together at a recording studio where they met.
She has a son Jayson, and she never revealed his fathers name.
She is also a stepmother of Papoose’s three children and she claims she loves them as much as she loves her own child.
In 2007 Remy Ma turned herself into the police after the shooting which led to wounding a woman named Makeeda Barnes Joseph, who stole a few thousand dollars from her.
She was convicted of attempted assault and illegal possession of a deadly weapon and was sentenced to serve time at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women in New York. During that period of time she married her husband, Papoose.
After six years she was released and successfully regained her status of a rap queen. It seems that the time spent in jail made her even more popular because of all of the publicity she got during that.
First, after just a few weeks, came a collaboration with DJ Khaled on a hit song “They Don’t Love You No More” which sure helped her to get back on the track since DJ Khaled is really popular. The same year she released her self-produced and financed album „I’m Around“ because she wanted people to know she got back into the business and that she is stronger than she ever was.
After that she published a lot of albums, including many hit songs featured by David Guetta, Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg. Getting featured by artists so famous got her status really high into the sky and soon everybody who loves hip hop knew who she is.
Full name: Reminisce Mackie
Nick name: Remy Ma, Remy Martin, Remy, The BX Savior
Date of birth: May 30, 1980
Birth place: The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Occupation: musician, rapper
Awards: BET Award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist (twice), BET Hip Hop Award for Best Collab, Duo or Group, Soul Train Music Award for Rhythm & Bars Award and Best Collaboration; two Grammy Awards for Best Rap Song and for Best Rap Performance
Personal Life and Family
Father name: NA
Mother name: NA
Brother name: NA
Sister name: Kristin
Marital status: married
Sexual Orientation: straight
Children: a son Jayson
Pet own: NA
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 1,78 m
Weight: 55 kgs
Hair Color: black with blonde bangs
Eye color: black
Shoe Size: NA
Dress size: 7
Bra size: 34 C
Distinctive Features: NA
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $500,000
Interesting Facts about Remy Ma
She got herself an Associate’s Degree during her time in prison. Since she was sentenced for six years she attended a lot of educational programmes ther and even wrote a degree paper on the end of the programme. She says that she was aware of what she did and she wanted to at least do something good while she was in prison, maybe fullfiling her dreams of getting a degree which she never had the chance to get since she was taking care of her family while she was young.
Remy and her fiance Papoose intended to marry in jail after she ended up there, but the wedding was postponed after he tried to attempt to smuggle a key on their wedding day. After that, Papoose married Remy inside the courtroom before hearing a sentence and he couldn’t visit her for six months. This gained them a huge publicity and the couple became famous amongst people through social media.
Remy says that her biggest role models are Big Punisher and Roxanne Shante and that she still listens to the same music she used to.
Remy Ma is a well known American female rapper, who came from a poor family in Bronxs and became a famous artist.
Although she served time in prison she kept her popularity and her sanity. After she came out she continued where she stopped: she made hits in a few weeks.