Remy Ma Release From Prison: 'Conceited' Rapper Opens Up About Jail & Moving On [VIDEO]
One day after Remy Ma was released from jail on Aug. 1, she immediately returned to the studio. Although she was told to take some time for herself, the rapper wanted to make new music instead.
"When I finally got a chance to do it, I just came out running," she said in a new interview with New York's Pix 11. "I didn't want to waste any time."
The Bronx native, whose real name is Reminisce Smith, released a remix to DJ Khaled's song They Don't Love You No More a few days after her release. She's also teased the song's upcoming music video via Instagram.
During the interview, Remy Ma spoke about the hardships of being in jail, especially missing out on her now 14-year-old son's biggest moments. The Conceited rapper also expressed her thoughts after her release.
"It didn't really feel real. After being in prison for six and a half years, it's kind of hard to just believe that you are actually free," she explained.
The former Terror Squad rapper was charged with assault for a 2007 shooting in New York City involving a member of her entourage and she served her sentence at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women in New York. She was given eight years in prison, but was released earlier than expected.
The rapper, who said she's apologized many times, is ready to move forward.
"You have to move on in life," she said. "You can't dwell on it and continuously beat yourself down and hold a grudge against yourself because you'll never be able to continue with your life."