Two days before dropping their joint project Plata o Plomo, Remy Ma and Fat Joe stopped by The Breakfast Club radio show for a lengthy interview, discussing a variety of topics.
Immediately, the pair talked about the Grammys, with Remy admitting that she didn’t think their single “All The Way Up” would win an award.
“We were [up for] Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song [for ‘All the Way Up’],” she said. “Chance the Rapper won Best Rap Performance [for ‘No Problem’]. My vote would’ve went to ‘Panda’ by Desiigner for the Best Rap Performance. I didn’t expect ‘All the Way Up’ to win Best Rap Performance. Best Rap Song? I feel like we should have won Best Rap Song…[Drake] didn’t even rap on [‘Hotline Bling’]… They had two categories, Rap Song and Rap/Sung Performance, where they had the rap singy-song [tracks]… I just think that we should have won.”
Joe, however, admitted he was surprised Chance won the Best New Artist trophy. “When Lauryn Hill won that, she won that after selling 30 million Fugee records and then went on her solo classic album,” he explained. “Chance the Rapper, I know him from the rhyme of a lifetime [on ‘Ultralight Beam’] and I know him from that one single.”
Elsewhere, Remy addressed rumors of a beef with Nicki Minaj. “If you look at the history of Remy Ma, whenever I’ve had a problem with any female in the entire game, I will say your name,” she explained. “I am going to say your government. I’m going to look it up and say your mother’s name, your father’s name, your kids’ name. I want you to know I’m talking about you.”
Plata o Plomo is out now. Stream it here.