You can always count on Remy Ma to keep it real.
All anyone seems to be talking about these days is the 36-year-old’s beef with Nicki Minaj — and while we’ll get to that in a second, Remy just served so many interesting nuggets of information during an interview on BuzzFeed‘s Another Round podcast on Tuesday, we couldn’t help but share!
As you may know, the Terror Squad artist just got out of jail after spending over six years behind bars for shooting a friend over a dispute about money.
Her experience gave her an inside look at the incarceration system — and the many challenges women prisoners face.
“I served time with women who went over a decade without anyone to come see them … And women get double the sentence a man would get for the same time. They feel like ├óΓé¼╦£You’re a woman, you’re supposed to be a nurturer├óΓé¼┬ªhow dare you commit a crime?'”
With that said, the rapper noticed there wasn’t any consistency in sentencing:
“I’d be there with someone who had a similar case as me and I’d have eight years and she’d have 28 years. And the girl over there who has nowhere near as violent a crime├óΓé¼┬ªsomething to do with checks or credit cards├óΓé¼┬ªand she has 15 years. They can pretty much give you whatever number they feel like and your life is done.”
She also revealed that it was easier to get your hands on lipstick or a curling iron than tampons:
“I only got to take a shower three days a week. On the other days, you get a bucket of hot water. So when that time of the month rolls around, you want to die. And the way it’s set up, for women, you can get a curling iron and lipstick├óΓé¼┬ªbut you can’t get sanitary napkins or tampons. It’s stupid.”
Switching gears, after Remy’s second ectopic pregnancy, she started paying attention to women reproductive rights:
“This was my second ectopic pregnancy, a complication of pregnancy in which the embryo attaches outside the uterus, so I’ve lost both of my fallopian tubes … While I was crying in the hospital bed the doctor told me, ├óΓé¼╦£It’s fine, you still have your uterus and your eggs are good, you can just do in-vitro fertilization. We can put the baby where it needs to be, it’ll cost you anywhere between $10-to-20 thousand.’ I didn’t think about it because, not to brag, I have the $10-to-20 thousand to pay for it. It wasn’t until I came out with [my story] that I learned a lot of women also have this issue. ├óΓé¼┬ª We have all these politicians that claim they’re pro-life and that say women should not be able to get abortions and all this other stuff├óΓé¼┬ªthere’s nothing more pro-life than helping a woman who wants to have a child have a child. Then I realized that health insurance doesn’t cover IVF. I could use my health insurance to not have a child if I want to, but I can’t use my health insurance to conceive. That made me start paying attention to what’s really going on in this world when it comes to women.”
She brings up a very interesting point!
Moving on… we know you want to know what she had to say about Nicki — and it was actually way more tame than expected:
“I actually liked her but don’t try and come for me. It just bothers me that me picking apart another female is what went viral. We could’ve done this working together … It wasn’t me, I just think it would’ve been cooler if we came together and did something crazy and that’s what everyone was talking about. I don’t regret it, I’m just not particularly proud of it.”
As for if she’s waiting for the Anaconda rapper to respond to the diss track Shether, Remy simply said:
“I don’t care.”
Honestly, on International Women’s Day, we’d like to not encourage women trying to drag each other… so we’re happy about this!
For more v inneresting fun facts about Remy (hint: she used to perform pap smears on her friends…), listen to the full interview (below)!
[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]