Three years removed from leaving a prison cell, Remy Ma has earned herself a huge victory at the 2017 BET Awards, taking home the trophy for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at the star-studded awards show. Other nominees included Cardi B, Young M.A, Missy Elliott and, of course, Nicki Minaj. We’ll get back to her in a little bit.
Powered by singles like “All the Way Up” and “Money Showers,” Remy’s turning plenty of heads over the last year, and she’s now found herself in a spot that was probably hard for her to envision being in a few years back.
During a speech that was as earnest as it was confrontational, Remy shouted out her husband, Papoose, the correctional facility she was incarcerated in, her fellow Terror Squad member Fat Joe before throwing some bars denouncing certain someones—or somebody. Pretty epic moment we’ll be hearing a lot about in the near future.
“I want to thank God, first and foremost, I’ve been through a lot,” Remy says in the beginning of her acceptance speech. “To everybody who thinks there’s no such thing as second chances, I’m here to tell you that’s a lie. You just gotta keep working hard. Shout out to everybody in Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, Albion Correctional Facility. Anybody on parole—it’s hard, but you can do it. You can get second chances, you can make mistakes and come back. My husband—Black love—I love you Papoose. When I didn’t believe in myself, you believed in me. My business partner, my brother, Fat Joe Crack. The whole entire team, Remy Mafia.”
Remy capped things off by delivering four bars from her Plata O Plomo song, “Spaghetti.””I just wanna say, ‘Y’all bitches got fat while we starved/Shots in your ass, pads in your bras/Y’all some liars it ain’t no facts in your songs/And yeah that crown is coming back to the Bronx,” Remy rapped. Who do you think she’s talking to?
In any case, shouts out to Remy for beating the odds and finding her way near the top of the rap game. She’s definitely earned it.