News: Remy Ma Sings The Jailhouse Blues, "It Hits [My Kids] Hard. I Start Crying"

Monday, Sep 26, 2011 11:45AM

Written by Biz Jones

Incarcerated rapper Remy Ma has described her experience behind bars for a 2007 crime and how difficult it has been not getting to spend time watching her kids grow up.

Although her husband, rapper Papoose plays father, Remy said she still struggles with not being alongside family.

"I talk to them," Remy said referring to her two sons and two daughters. "Everything they do, they do it like I'm there. Like, if they having a party at the house, they take pictures, and they write on the back, like, "This is the picture. Your song just came on. [Not being with them every day], it hits them hard. I start crying. I have to tell them, 'It's all right. It's almost over. Be thankful that you're not one of the people whose mom is never coming home.'" (XXL Mag)

Reports from earlier this year claimed Remy would not be eligible for an early release unitl January 2015.

Remy Ma is currently serving an eight-year sentencestemming from 2008 convictions on assault, weapons possession and coercion charges. After losing her appealearlier this year, the rapstress, whose real name is Reminisce Smith, will have a parole hearing in September 2014 with an eligibility date set for January 31, 2015, according to court documents. If parole is denied, the 30-year-old, who began serving time on May 21, 2008, may remain in New York's Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women until March 23, 2016 - her sentence's maximum expiration date. (Hip Hop DX)

Former rap rival Lady Luck recently told SOHH she wished the best for Remy during her bid.

"As far as her legal woes are concerned, I don't wish that on no one," Lady told SOHH referring to Remy Ma's eight-year jail sentence. "You know what I mean? It's trying on people mentally, I know especially for her, because she had her career, her child and regardless of whatever happened between her and I, I never wish that on nobody. I don't wish that on nobody because I did a punk a** 110 days [behind bars] and I know I was in there dying. So eight years, six years year, whatever. Regardless of what happened between us, I couldn't wish that on her. My heart goes out to her in her situation." (SOHH)

Remy made headlines after an appeal was rejected in a New York courtroom last February.

New York's top court has upheld the conviction of rapper Remy Ma in the shooting of a friend in 2007. In a ruling Thursday, the Court of Appeals rejected arguments that a judge didn't properly inform jurors before they rendered a guilty verdict. The rapper's real name is Remy Smith. She's serving eight years in prison for criminal possession of a weapon and two counts of assault stemming from the struggle in which a friend was shot. Smith had accused the friend of stealing $3,000 from her pocketbook. (My Fox News)

Check out a recent Remy Ma interview down below:

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