There's more drama over the use of the "N-word" and this time Remy Ma is jumping in the fray and defending Fat Joe, her close friend and frequent collaborator's usage of the word - saying he's Black.
On her show, State Of The Culture, the panelists including Remy Ma discussed Fat Joe's recent claims that all Latino's are Black, a statement which has caused controversy on all sides. But according to Remy, Joey is Black and can use the N-word as he pleases.
"I've seen pictures," Remy said. "I know his whole family. This didn't happen when he decided to become a rapper or [an] artist. 'Yeah, I'm gonna use the word n*gga because this sounds cool.'... He's Black. Like, that's it."
Her words come over a week after Joe made the following claims on Ebro In The Morning:
"Let's speak about Latinos not being Black. Latinos are Black. In Cuba, at one time, there was 8 million Cubans. 5 million, unfortunately, were slaves. Three million were actual Cubans, and they integrated and had babies," he said.
"Same thing with Puerto Rico when you go to Loíza. And when you talk about Santeria, that came from the motherland, Africa. Sometimes, Latinos may even identify themselves with African and Black culture more than Black people. This ain't no crazy thing. Fat Joe ain't on crack. He know what he talking about."
While many agree with Fat Joe, many Latinos rejected his remarks.
Remy Ma, now a co-host of the show State Of The Culture, is also a rapper and reality tv star. She was originally discovered by the late Big Pun, but did not achieve hip hop notoriety until she joined Fat Joe's group, the Terror Squad.
While collaborating with Fat Joe, Remy was featured on a number of hit songs including "Lean Back" and "All The Way Up." She is also the recipient of two Vibe awards and two Source awards and currently stars on Love & Hip Hop NY alongside her New York rapper husband, Papoose.