New York rapper Papoose opens up about his relationship with incarcerated wife/hip-hop artist Remy Ma in the new October XXL Magazine.
Asked if life is difficult without Remy, Pap detailed what he has been through since she begun serving time in 2008.
“Definitely, it’s hard. But how we got our life constructed is as if she’s there, even though she’s not there. Basically, my phone line is open 24 hours a day. Just like a regular family would function, I don’t make decisions that would concern our family without her,” Pap explains. “She’s involved in everything in our household. Even though she’s incarcerated, she’s only 40 minutes away. I take the kids to visit her, and like I said, I don’t make any decisions that concern my life, her life or our kids’ lives without her. Even though she’s behind that wall, we still live our life like that wall don’t exist. I got my closet behind the wall on one side, and her closet is on the other side, as if she’s still there. All her sh*t is hung up nice and neat. There’s certain times I gotta do things without her. There’s definitely times when the kids need a woman’s opinion more than mine.” (XXL Magazine)
Last year, Remy partook in an on-air phone interview and talked about her relationship with ex-affiliate Fat 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 two years ago.
“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)
In June, reports emerged online claiming Remy would not be eligible for an early jail release until 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’sBedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women until March 23, 2016 – her sentence’s maximum expiration date. (Hip Hop DX)
Check out a recent Remy Ma interview down below: