Reminisce Mackie, also known as Remy Ma professionally, is an American rapper who was discovered by Big Pun initially and became popular thanks to her work as part of Fat Joe’s Terror Squad.
Remy Ma released ‘There’s Something About Remy: Based on a True Story’, her debut studio album, on February 7, 2006, which reached success, as it reached number 33 on Billboard.
She continued to release more music, and has been awarded numerous awards, and has recently signed with Columbia Records. Today, she is known as one of the few successful female rappers in the industry. Learn more about her and her net worth here.
Remy Ma was born on May 30, 1980, in Bronx, New York. At such a young age, she has been exposed to drug addiction, being forced to take full responsibility for her brothers and sister. This was the time Remy Ma began exploring her passion for poetry and rapping.
In high school, she performed rap battles and was recognized for being the best in the neighborhood. In fact, the mixtapes she made were played in clubs and more venues in her local area.
As time went on, MC Big Pun discovered Remy Ma, asking her to join his group, Terror Squad. And that is when her career officially began.
Remy Ma’s Career
After she was discovered, Remy Ma was featured on ‘Yeeeah Baby,’ one of Big Pun’s album. She was mentored by the famous rapper until 2000, the year of his death.
Afterward, she was then mentored by Fat Joe, and eventually, she was signed by his record label, which is SRC.
Remy Ma released her first album in 2006, with her career beginning to flourish with the album selling over 35,000 albums in just its first week of release.
However, her career was put to a halt after she was imprisoned in 2007, due to her involvement in a shooting in New York. She was then sentenced to 8 years in prison, then released in August 2014, after she served 6 years.
After her release, she got back up and her career continued just as it left off, and she collaborated with big celebrities like Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, and even Yo Gotti.
She has also continued creating more mixtapes and albums, which has garnered success, with songs being part of the Billboard 200.
But besides music, she also dabs into other industries. In August 2017, Remy Ma opened her own women’s clothing store named ‘Conceited’, which is located in North Carolina.
Furthermore, she also began her television career, starting with Love & Hip Hop: New York in 2015. She was featured in the sixth season and continued appearing on the show as a regular from seasons seven to ten. She has also starred on its spin-off show, “Remy & Papoose: Meet the Mackies’, along with its specials. Today, she appears as a host of her talk show, ‘State of the Culture’, alongside Joe Budden.
Remy Ma Age, Height, and Weight
As for her measurements and basic information, Remy Ma is currently 40 years old. As of 2018, she stands tall at 5’10, or 178 centimeters, and weighs 141 pounds, or 64 kilograms. Her shoe size is 10 and she has black hair with dark brown eyes.
Awards and Achievements
Remy Ma has won numerous awards thanks to her music.
She has won in the BET Awards as the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist in 2005 and 2016 and has also been nominated thrice for the same award.
Remy Ma has also been nominated for the BET Hip Hop Awards for Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Collabo, Duo or Group, and People’s Champ Award for “All the Way Up”. She won the Best Collabo, Duo or Group in 2016. She also won the Best Collaboration and Rhythm & Bars Award for the same song in the Soul Train Music Awards in 2016.
Remy Ma has even reached the Grammy Awards, being nominated thrice in 2005 and 2016. She was nominated for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for Lean Back in 2005, and in 2016 for All the Way Up, nominated for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.
Remy Ma married Shamele Mackie, known as Papoose (rapper). While the couple was supposed to get married in 2008 (while Remy Ma was incarcerated), the wedding was canceled when the police caught Mackie trying to smuggle keys into her prison, which banned him from seeing her for half a year.
Today, Remy has a child from her previous relationship and three stepchildren with Shamele Mackie. They also have a child together, Reminisce Mackenzie, who was born in December 2018.
Remy Ma Net Worth and Salary
Because of Remy Ma’s colorful and amazing career as an artist, she has been able to earn a ton of money before being incarcerated. However, she lost some of her money due to legal issues.
Once she got back on her feet after her release in prison, she was able to buckle down records and TV programs.
As of 2018, her net worth is a whopping $4 million, or $3.84 million, the be exact. Her yearly salary is $640,000 a year, or around $53,400 a month.
Remy Ma’s Favorite Quotes
To leave you with inspiration from Remy Ma, here are some of her infamous quotes:
“When women are trying to keep a man, just make sure it’s a man that you want to keep. You know, he might be cute and drives this type of vehicle and has a nice little bank account, but is he somebody that you would want?”
“People are trying to act like they’re balling all day with cars, their house like there are no problems. I feel like a lot of people are trying to be someone they’re not, and when you’re just yourself, life is so much easier because you don’t have to keep up this facade.”
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