REMY MA REFLECTS ON HER FIRST YEAR OUT OF PRISON
Remy Ma has reflected on her first year out of prison. The rapper was released from prison on July 31st 2014 after being convicted of a shooting outside of a Manhattan nightclub in July 2007. In an interview with XXL, when asked if she agreed with Tupac when he said that prison, "kills your spirit," she said, "Yes. He was 100 percent right, and he wasn’t even there as long as I was. It’s a stress level that’s hard to explain to someone who’s never been inside before. When you go to prison, you don’t feel like a superstar. It really humbles you as a person."
On rappers that glorify jail, she said, "I don’t have any hard feelings toward rappers who do that. They’re extremely lucky. I can’t stress this enough—jail and prison are not the same thing, but people get them confused all the time. Honestly, if I went to jail for a couple of months, I would have a completely different understanding of the system. The impact wouldn’t have been nearly as significant."
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- On if she had any positive takeaways from jail, she said, "Going back to what I said about not feeling like a superstar—that’s what prison is supposed to do. After the initial stress of the first couple years, I started to meet people that I now consider lifelong friends. I remembered how many people were outside waiting for my release, and more so, waiting for more Remy Ma music. I was fortunate to have a strong support system with my husband and kids. Even though I served a long six years, some people don’t ever get out at all. For that I’m grateful."
IGGY AZALEA OPENS UP ABOUT HER CHILDHOOD IDOLS
Iggy Azalea has revealed that some of her childhood idols have fallen off. In an interview with MTV Australia, when asked where she would like to be in the next five years, Iggy said, "Hopefully still making music in a tasteful manner. I hate seeing my idols from my teens turn into washed up pop stars. I definitely don’t want to ever be that."
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- Iggy also had a message for her haters. She said, "There’s a song on my new album called 'Middle Man.' I’ll let the music do the talking."
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AUTHORITIES SEIZE OVER $400,000 FROM SNOOP DOGG AT AIRPORT IN ITALY: Reports say that authorities seized $422,000 in cash from Snoop Dogg at an airport in Italy. According to TIME, the rapper was stopped at customs at the Lamezia Terme airport in Calabria with the cash cache. Travelers moving in the European Union are required to declare $11,000 or more in cash. Under Italian anti-money laundering codes, half of the cash was confiscated. It will later be returned sans any fines that could be levied by the magistrate.
EMINEM OPENS UP ABOUT RECOVERING FROM DRUG ADDICTION: In an interview with Men's Journal, Eminem opened up about recovering from prescription pills back in 2009. He said, "In 2009, I overdosed on pills, and I went into the hospital was close to 230 pounds. I’m not sure how I got so big, but I have ideas. The coating on the Vicodin and the Valium I’d been taking for years leaves a hole in your stomach, so to avoid a stomachache, I was constantly eating—and eating badly." He also revealed how he lost 81 pounds, saying, "Seventeen miles a day on a treadmill. I would get up in the morning, and before I went to the studio, I would run eight and a half miles in about an hour. Then I’d come home and run another eight and a half. I started getting OCD about the calories, making sure I burned 2,000 every day. In the end I got down to about 149 pounds."
ANDRE 3000 TO STAR IN ABC CRIME DRAMA: OutKast's Andre 3000 is set to star alongside Regina King on the ABC crime drama American Crime. According to Variety, 3 Stacks and King will star the parents of a teen who is accused of the season's central crime.
REPORT: KYLIE JENNER TO PAY TYGA'S BACK RENT: RadarOnline has reported that Kylie Jenner is set to pay $50,000 in back rent for Tyga. Tyga's ex landlord has threatened to sue him for the amount if he didn't pay up. Kylie agreed to pay the back rent if Tyga moved in with her.
OLIVE GARDEN ACCUSES FETTY WAP OF DINING AND DASHING: An Olive Garden in Wayne, New Jersey has accused Fetty Wap of dining and dashing. According to TMZ, the rapper visited the famous franchise with a group of friends, dropped $100 for appetizers and drinks and left he restaurant. The problem is the bill was actually $160. Fetty said that he was at the restaurant for two hours and the service was so slow that his food never came, so he left. The Olive Garden employee said that the crew was only there for 30 minutes.
TRAVI$ SCOTT ARRESTED AT LOLLAPALOOZA: According to The AP, Houston rapper Travi$ Scott was arrested at Lollapalooza on Saturday (August 1st) for disorderly conduct after encouraging fans to jump over security barricades during his performance. After things got out of hand, Scott tried to diffuse the situation. Things later settled down and no one was injured. Scott fled the scene, but was taken into police custody a short time later. Back to Top