By Rob Markman
Despite what you might’ve read on Twitter, Remy Ma isn’t dead. She put in a phone call yesterday to clear up those. rumors
Every now and the social media site inexplicably takes down celebrities. On Monday, incarcerated New York rapper Remy Ma began trending worldwide after rumors circulated that she had been killed in prison. Monday night the former Fat Joe collaborator called into DJ Funkmaster Flex’s radio show on New York’s Hot 97 and put the vicious rumor to rest.
“I’m good. I heard I was dead and all type of craziness,” Remy told Flex over the phone.
When the DJ asked Rem what sparked the rumor, she said she had absolutely no clue. “I don’t know. People are crazy. They have nothing to do with their lives sometimes and they just say things and it gets out of control and other people say it and I don’t know,” she tried to explain. “I just know they were looking for me crazy all throughout the prison and I was happy I wasn’t out of pocket.”
Remy, whose real name is Reminisce Smith, first broke out as a protégé of Big Pun, appearing on his Yeeeah Baby in 2000. After Pun’s untimely death, Remy became a part of Fat Joe’s Terror Squad and scored her biggest hit with Joe on their collaborative #1 track “Lean Back” in 2004. Two years later Rem followed up with her solo debut, There’s Something About Remy: Based on a True Story. But her career came to a screeching halt in 2008 after she was convicted of assault charges in connection with the 2007 shooting of Makeda Barnes-Joseph.
The “Conceited” MC is now serving out her eight-year sentence in New York’s Bedford Hills Correctional Facility and estimates that she’ll be home in 22 months. “I’m gonna be back like I never left,” she assured radio listeners.