Terror Squad leader Fat Joe recently shared his thoughts on Remy Ma serving time behind bars for a gun conviction and how he never understood why their relationship crumbled.
From Joe’s perspective, he feels sorry for Remy and believes the jail system is cruel.
“I ain’t understand why,” Joe said referring to Remy’s past disses toward him. “There 10 million people trying to get into the rap game and I gave this girl an opportunity. I put her on ‘Lean Back,’ the number one song in the country [in 2004] — I realized there was no one I could blame. A lot of people turn around and want to escape from the pressure, so you need to blame somebody…My son used to look up to her, she was like my sister — and that’s why it’s unforgiiveable. You know how some love is unconditional? This is unforgiveable. I wish her the best, she’s still the best girl rapper in the game. I’m sure she’ll come out and do her thing. But you know, it is what it is. I don’t wish [her sentence] on nobody. I don’t wish that on somebody who wants to kill me. I don’t want nobody to go to jail for three minutes. It’s slavery. It’s modern day slavery. It’s h*ll. Especially a girl like Remy Ma, I know the real Remy Ma, the little girl, the little sister, I knew her. It’s a sad thing, she’s got a kid, it’s just a sad thing.” (Vlad TV)
Earlier this year, Remy phoned in an interview and talked about her relationship with Joe.
“Hopefully I can be home soon, like, before the summer,” Remy told radio personality Jenny Boom Boom regarding her appeal last February. “If none of my appeals work and I had to do the most, probably another three years, a little bit over three years. I have eight [years], but you don’t do the whole eight, you have to do about six and I’ve already done two…Never, never [has Joe reached out.] Not once — he’s not really a stay in touch type of dude, I think if he didn’t think it would backfire that he might try it or something but I’ve got messages like ‘How’s she doing?’ or ‘I wanna go see her,’ or ‘I’m gonna go see her,’ but as far as me personally getting anything, no. I’m good, my husband makes sure I’m good. I have real friends and real people…” (“Jenny Boom Boom TV”)
Although Joe and Remy had a falling out around 2005, the Terror Squad head also gave his regards to the rapper last fall.
“She’s just, you know, stay strong because I don’t wish that on nobody,” Joe said in an interview. “Not [even] on my worst enemy. She got a kid and family who misses her so I can, that’s, that’s, you know, I wish her the best. She can come home or whatever the case may be. You know, we rockin’ on.” (Global Grind TV)
Remy was given an eight-year sentence in May 2008.
The former Terror Squad member turned herself in to New York police in July 2007 for the shooting of Makeda Barnes-Joseph outside a nightclub. Remy was later sentenced to an eight year bid last May and is currently held behind bars at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women in Bedford Hills. (TMZ)
Check out Fat Joe’s interview below: