Originally mentored by “I’m Not a Player” MC Big Pun, Remy Ma got her start in the early ’80s. She was set to do big things, even after Pun died. Following her initiation into Terror Squad with Fat Joe, Remy released her debut album There’s Something About Remy: Based on a True Story, which sold about 150 thousand units in its first year.
Soon afterwards though, Remy was sentenced to eight years in prison. The “Conceited” rapper was devastated, but upon her release in 2014 (after serving only six years of her sentence), she hit the ground running.
Coming three years after her release from Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women, Remy Ma has signed a multimillion-dollar record deal with Columbia Records.
Congrats for Remy
Reports of the news began Monday (Oct. 30). While the rapper herself has yet to speak on the new deal, a representative confirmed that the “Money Showers” artist officially signed her name on the dotted line of a Columbia Records contract. With the deal, Remy Ma joins the likes of Beyoncé, Adele, Mariah Carey, and many more of Columbia’s heavy hitters.
The news got everyone’s attention after Baller Alert posted about it on Instagram, saying:
“Remy Ma Signs Multi-Million Dollar Record Deal With Columbia Records – blogged by @MsJennyb
Amid the return of Remy Ma on “Love and Hip Hop New York,” the rapper is making some big music moves. ⠀⠀
For her first solo music release since her prison bid, Remy has signed a multimillion-dollar record deal with Columbia Records. After a competitive bidding war between labels, Sony managed to secure the deal to release Remy’s first solo album since lock up.
The new release will also be Remy’s first music since her Grammy award-nominated collab with Fat Joe. ⠀⠀
Congratulations to Remy Ma!”
With over 65 thousand likes on the post, Remy Ma fans were ecstatic to say the least.
With Love & Hip Hop: New York and a snazzy, new record deal from Columbia under her belt, Remy Ma is a force to be reckoned with. So, what does Remy decide to do now that she’s well on her way to being back on top? Diss Nicki Minaj.
The beef between Remy and Nicki runs deep ―all the way back to 2007 deep, actually. Only a few years after Nicki hit the hip-hop scene, she recorded the now-infamous freestyle “Dirty Money.” In the 2007 track, young Nicki rapped, “Tell that b–ch with the crown to run it like Chris Brown/she won three rounds, I’ma need a hundred thou/like ‘Chinatown’ — b–ches better bow down/oh you ain’t know, betcha b–ches know now/f–k I got a gun — let her know that I’m the one.”
While Nicki never denied or confirmed who the track was about, Remy always felt that it was about her. She even asked Nicki herself about the biting verse to little payoff.
But now, sources close to TMZ reported that Remy and Lil’ Kim have combined to create the song “Wake Me Up,” which seems to be filled with shots aimed at Minaj, the long-reigning Queen of the Throne. While Nicki has always appeared to pay homage to Lil’ Kim, we all remember the infamous remake of Lil’ Kim’s legendary squatting Lollipop picture – the tension between Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj is evident. Ironically, it was Nicki Minaj’s current boyfriend’s song, “Ether,” that was turned into Remy’s record “shETHER.”
Remy didn’t hold back, with hard-hitting lines like:
“I told you I wasn’t talkin’ about your dumb-ass
It looks stupid, you literally got a dumb ass
Talkin’ cray, and we all know that you dumb as
You get Donkey of the Day, yeah, you dumb ass
Let’s be honest, you stole that line ’bout bitches bein’ your sons
How you take my ’09 jail tweet and run?
Talkin’ about bringin’ knives to a fight with guns
When the only shot you ever took was in your buns”
The duo has also reportedly shot a video in the Bronx for the track.
“shETHER” vs. “Make Love”
Remy Ma showed she wasn’t about the subliminal disses and went straight for the jugular with “shETHER.” Minaj later responded on a record with Gucci Mane called “Make Love.” Her rebuttal bars included:
“Everybody know you jealous, bitch it’s so clear
Tell them bum ass bitches to play their role
She see my sexy ass every time she scroll
I got it in the can, Dole
Your career gon’ be with Anna Nicole
Witcha dumbass face
She ain’t eatin’ but I swear she got some bum ass taste”
After the song was released, the mainstream ate up Nicki’s response, while the underground hip-hop fans declared Remy Ma the winner. In this new song with Lil’ Kim, Remy Ma has taken a softer, more subliminal approach, unlike her in-your-face “shETHER” bars. But she’s still letting Ms. Minaj know that she is not done sending shots, spitting lines like:
— “That crown I’m gon take that sh*t. Cause you a clown and homie don’t play that sh*t.”
— “I heard he lay that d***. You let them filet that fish. You just met him how he bae that quick?”