Remy Ma feels 2017 has seen the rise of a “dope female rapper movement”.
The 37-year-old hip-hop artist feels that female rappers are now afforded more respect than ever before, with the likes of Cardi B and Nicki Minaj having emerged over recent years – but she also feels she’s contributed to the trend, too.
Remy said: “I feel like I was able to help push forward this dope female rapper movement [in 2017].
“I think people just started really appreciating that there’s so many of us and that we’re so talented in many different ways. Neither I nor Cardi nor Kim nor any other female is single-handedly responsible for the emergence of more females in the rap industry. Everybody contributed. When we start to think that one person is the end-all-be-all machine behind everything, that’s when we get all the back-and-forth.”
Remy was released from prison in 2014 after serving a six-year jail sentence following her conviction of assault, illegal weapon possession and attempted coercion.
Remy released her latest album, ‘Plata O Plomo’, earlier this year and she’s thankful for having been given a second chance. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the rapper – who released her debut album, ‘There’s Something About Remy: Based on a True Story’, in 2006 – shared: “A lot of people don’t get a first chance in this industry. To get a second chance and be successful at it? It’s a wonderful thing. I count my blessings every day. If 2018 is anywhere as near as good 2017 was, I don’t know how I’m going to contain myself.”