Remy Ma Blasts The Media From Prison … Over Michael Jackson Coverage

By Allen Starbury  |  07/16/2009

Remy MaRemy Ma is still up on what's happening in the real world, despite being behind bars. She keeps fans and the rest of the world updated on her via a recurring blog over at

In her second and most recent post, the rapper decided to speak about her problem with the media, approaching it by explaining her initial reaction to hearing about Michael Jackson's death. Remy says she and her husband/rapper Papoose were spending time together during their allowed trailer visits, and the news flashed across the TV screen.

"So [my husband Papoose and I are] playing Scrabble ... and the news comes on, saying 'Breaking news Michael Jackson dead at 50 yrs old' and we were both stuck," Remy writes. "I don't think I even believed it at first, it was as if it were a hoax or something but as the story developed we realized it was official."

The first reports weren't what she had a problem with, it was how the media portrayed Jackson after he had passed. It struck a cord with the rapper and inspired her to pen the blog entry.

"In less than 5 minutes I was crying (yes crying) and Pap was totally pissed because usually when people pass everybody talks about the good things in their lives and it seemed like all they were talking about was negativity."

That negativity is something Remy says she relates to, especially since she got her fair share of negative press during the trial leading up to her incarceration.

"I used to be one of those people that watched the news and bought the newspaper everyday and believed that everything that I was seeing and reading was true; up until the point where I ended up in their reports in a negative light," Remy explained. "Now I only read the papers for the horoscopes and the comics and I only watch the news for the lottery numbers. They couldn't even get my name or age right, more less the color of my vehicle that was right behind them parked in front of the precinct. Many reporters get their information at 4th, 3rd, 2nd hand at best. They're at liberty to word a headline however they see fit in order to sell the highest number of papers but rarely do they take a moment to stop and think that this is someone's life that they're tampering with, someone with a family, someone that might have children."

In addition to her detailing how she found out about MJ's death, Remy also revealed that during her incarceration, she's read the entire Bible. Like celebrities who endure negative attention in the media, Jesus Christ was even lied about during his time on Earth, and then eventually found guilty and killed. The rapper says if Jesus went through that, she can go through her prison time.

"So if that's how they treat the Son of God, who are we?" Remy asked. "That right there gives me the strength to hold my head high everyday and I can honestly say I'm doing okay."

Remy also said she's packed on a few pounds, and plans to trying to lose some weight soon, before signing off with "Forever Innocent, Rem" and "RIP Michael Jackson."

To read her entry blog entry, head over to: