Former Terror Squad member Remy Ma recently reflected on her run in Fat Joe‘s crew and admitted her youth may have played a big part in their publicized rift.
According to Remy, who will remain behind bars until July on a gun conviction, Joey Crack provided her guidance during her stint on TS.
“I think our issues came from our egos conflicting. [Fat] Joe used to give me advice on what to do and what not to do, but I didn’t listen. He guided me, but I didn’t listen to him. If I would have listened to him then, things would have been different now. If I would have listened to Joe half of the time…You don’t realize it at the time because when you’re young you think you know everything.” (Billboard)
The Bronx, New York native also confirmed ceasing the beef with Joe.
“I just recently spoke to him and we had a wonderful conversation. It started off a little awkward. [Laughs] We’re both like, ‘Just say what you want to say.’ We were both holding on to our egos. ‘Well what do you want to say?’ ‘No what do you want to say?’ We finally let it go. We ended up talking about things I want to do when I get home. He said, ‘I still think you’re the dopest female rapper ever.’ (Billboard)
Asked if Fat Joe or other TS members had reached out during her eight-year bid in 2012, Remy said only Prospect and ex-member Cuban Link extended their hands.
“No, I haven’t spoken to that guy in forever,” Remy said, referring to Fat Joe. “Nobody [came to visit me from Terror Squad.] Not Joe, not any member from the group, not the deejay, not the manager, not the A&R, not anybody from the entire Squad — sent a letter, call anybody from my team, talk to my son, anything. I don’t think I’m allowed to say the words that I want to say to describe [how I feel.] Prospect might have called my brother and checked on me a couple of times and I can’t really include Cuban Link because they kind of kicked him out the group but he reaches out.” (Hot 97)
In 2011, Fat Joe said he had no plans of reuniting with Remy and explained the impact of their mid-2000’s fallout.
“I don’t keep in contact with Remy,” Joe revealed in an interview. “Me and Remy, we fell out. All I did for that girl was help her; make her rich; took her from the projects, single parent mom; put her on hit records; [and she] toured across the world with us. She was down with us, had a different car for every day of the week. When her album came out and it didn’t do as good as she anticipated, she wanted to blame somebody. See, me, I don’t run away. During my successes or my failures, I put it on me. You can’t find an interview where I’m standing there talking about, ‘Yo, this executive’ […] some people don’t understand it’s not an overnight success for everybody. It’s a grind. It’s happened for me. I make a great living — a lot of artists make a great living. But, she, you know, she was getting real disrespectful with me and real disrespectful towards my family on the radio. I could never forgive Remy Martin. She really hurt my feelings.” (XXL Mag)