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Remy Ma & Papoose Are The Black Love I’ve Always Wanted But Never Knew I Needed

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My earnest devotion to the Love & Hip Hop franchise is quite well documented. When it comes to the general thoughts that consume me any day of the week, it goes…

1. Ranking various chicken establishments by seasoning and breading

2. Praying that Serge Ibaka will finally respond to my DMs

3. Rabidly consuming the latest entertainment that Mona Scott Young has to offer.

She’s basically my drug dealer. Whenever she gives me fairly middling seasons of programming (see: half of the latest round of Love and Hip Hop: Inland Empire), I’m still taking the hits just to feel a little something until she gets the good shipment in.

Well, ladies and gents, the mid is officially selling. Love & Hip Hop: South Bronx/Harlem has premiered, and it has warmed the spirit of the teeny tiny hoodrat that still sits inside my deadened gentrified soul.

Judging off the first two episodes, this round has everything a bird could desire in top tier “unscripted” television. We have one hit wonders. We have old popular dances. We have doorknocker earrings, strippers from Gun Hill Rd, and women that still match their kicks with their name belts. I’m pretty sure I heard a “word to muva” proclamation that made my heart skip a beat.

We also have the triumphant return of Reminisce “Remy Ma” Smith.

For those of y’all who are new to the wonder of Remy Ma, well, you must be under the age of 18. In which case, log off and do your homework. Regardless, she came up under Terror Squad — aka “Big Pun and his ragtag friends who let the world know that New Yorkers let lightskint latinos get away with saying nigga” — and had a few solo hits before spending over six years in jail for what she claims “the legal system defines as intentional assault.” By defined, she means “I shot my friend in the stomach who stole 3,000 US Dollars and then tried to intimidate the jury into not convicting me” but hey, just semantics. Long story short, Remy Ma wasn’t lying in that “Ante Up” verse.

When I first heard the cast announcement for this season, I was more than excited to see the return of Remy Ma to my screen, even if it wasn’t in the form of new music. And if Papoose had to come with the package, I was willing to let him live his Nacirema Dream.

Color me surprised when I found my heart warming at Remy and Papoose’s relationship.

First off, Papoose is truly ride or die for his woman. He championed her through a six year bid (including getting in a fistfight with Fat Joe pre-weight loss surgery), married her during that time, and was ready to give her the world on his return. He took her to what looks like the Medieval Times Castle as a potential site for their wedding! I can only hope that my future husband can love me the way Pap loves Remy and Avirex jackets.

Secondly, everything about their relationship is peak Blackness. I mean, just take a gander at this photo. Remy is in pin-curls, playing chess with her husband who is in top to bottom camouflage. There’s a ninety percent chance that our lady Reminisce smells like Lovespell. What do you think they’re playing for? The big piece of chicken? Flaming hot cheetos? Honeybuns? The possibilities are ENDLESS.

Now, we’ve only seen two episodes, so my excitement may be a bit premature. But considering the rest of the cast features a man who moved his baby momma and side chick down the hall from his wife, I’m ready for the stability of this hood love. I can’t wait to see them toe wop their way down the altar.

Shamira Ibrahim

Shamira is a twentysomething New Yorker who likes all things Dipset. You can join her in waxing poetically about chicken, Cam'ron, and gentrification (gotta have some balance) under the influence of varying amounts of brown liquor at her semi-monthly blog, shamspam.tumblr.com

  • PrettyGeekz

    First, Papoose looks like a younger version of Ronnie from BBD. But I actually like Papoose and Remy together so maybe I’m insane for saying they make a good addition to the show.

    “But considering the rest of the cast features a man who moved his baby momma and side chick down the hall from his wife, I’m ready for the stability of this hood love.”

    This right here. Can I tell you HOW MANY TIMES I had to rewind the episode when Peter Gunz walked out of the elevator? I just knew my eyes were playing tricks on me. This man just never ceases to amaze me.

    • miss t-lee

      “First, Papoose looks like a younger version of Ronnie from BBD”

      As a almost lifelong stan of Ronnie DeVoe, I’m gonna have to say…ehhhhh.

      • PrettyGeekz

        Squint your eyes a little and tilt your head to the right… lol

      • Sigma_Since 93

        Maybe. Neither can sing.

        • miss t-lee

          Don’t get cut.

          • Sigma_Since 93

            I’ve come to accept the things I can not change. I ride hard for N.E. but facts are facts. Ronnie was light skinned eye candy.

            • QuirlyGirly

              LOL- he held the harmony for Ricky, Ralph, Bobby and Johnny

            • miss t-lee

              Sit this one out.

        • PrettyGeekz

          Bwahaha!

      • kid video

        Sad thing is most viewers of LHH who are just discovering Pap don’t know about his epic mixtape run between 2004-2006 where he (and DJ Kay Slay) put together a couple hot songs that got rotation in the Tri State area.

        PAP-POOOSE…PAP-POOOOOOOOOSE!

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM9eo6pKvlQ

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AohTfGVaqBc

        • miss t-lee

          I remember him, but I was never really checking for him musically.
          He should strike while the iron is hot, also.

    • Jasmine

      EVERY SINGLE TIME i watch scenes with Peter and his sister-wife collective, I pray to GOD that no one ever has my mind so far gone that I’m in the same situation.

      • miss t-lee

        I just don’t understand.

      • kid video

        If polygamy was legal in this country, a certain percentage of women would be down. But the dude better have his money right.

        • Jasmine

          And I COMPLETELY get that, but these women don’t seem down for that (assuming this is real). If they were, they wouldn’t be fighting. They’d have organized schedules for when to have family time with Big Daddy.

          • kid video

            The women on the show might just like the attention(being on tv/social media/being asked to host at a club) and knowing that other women can relate to their situation.

            Sidebar: I’ve never seen the show.

            • RewindingtonMaximus

              I mean at least they are getting paid to show how weak they are.

              That’s about as much credit as I can give.

          • RewindingtonMaximus

            That’s not true. They are down for it, because they are literally sitting there, wishing on a star, for some magical s h i t to happen where he says I just want to be with YOU and YOU only…to one of them.

            He’s on TV, literal proof that he’s never gonna say that, and that still aint enough for them.

            • DebKII

              You proved Jasmines point. They aren’t down for poloygamy cuz they think they’re gonna be chose.

              Can be polygamist if you think you can be the only one.

              • RewindingtonMaximus

                You’re right but honestly, it’s polygamy by default. They are willing to stick it out just to prove a point.

                From what I’ve seen of sister wives…they seem to be doing the same thing, but just putting on a better game face in front of the husband.

      • PrettyGeekz

        For real. Although, by this point, I think they’re just doing whatever just to stay relevant on the show.

      • QuirlyGirly

        I liked to fell out when Tara to Amina, I will f c u k your husband anytime I want. *car skreeches- right there was further proof that this was fake- Tara would have gotten dusted off

        • Mika

          With the quickness.

        • DiamondIsMyRealName

          What I dont understand is why Tara is still so upset at Amina… Ma’am were’nt you once her, a side chick who became a main chick, and then a baby mama. I mean, I can understand being upset that he married her but be mad at THAT man… not her. Yall are the same person, essentially.

          • QuirlyGirly

            Yup!! For some women it is easier for them to be mad and and get revenge against another woman than cut the man off. I mean you moved in to the building where he and his wife stays- Tara knew exactly what was going on

            • DiamondIsMyRealName

              Giiiirrrll! Aint no way you’re gonna convince me that yall aren’t together BUT for some reason I still need to move me AND my children in the same building. This makes no sense to me. AT ALL! Tara definitely knew, and as someone else mentioned… she just wants to get back at Amina. I’m glad Amina is getting some type of backbone and able to clap back at Tara at this point. I dont feel bad for Tara, as I once thought I did, for him getting married behind her back. Fact is, even if it was “a mistake that went too far” he’s STILL married to her and STILL convinced your dumb self to move in, down the hall, from his wife and other child.

      • Mika

        GIRL.

  • KB

    Every hip-hop/r&b hood love anthem from 1995 – 2010 describes their relationship.

    • miss t-lee

      Meth and Mary’s duet comes to mind.

  • Damon Young

    so, when are pa, remy, and the kids getting their own spinoff? because that dinner convo with all four of them was like watching the hoodest version of black-ish ever.

    • Sweet Ga Brown

      Sign my name on the petition, please.

    • Mika

      man I was happy as F watching it.

    • S Emm

      I was just confused about how these kids seemingly turn their parents into mush. Rem was confused when her son blocked her on social media. All i kept thinking was “bruh, your mother SHOT A FRIEND over $3k. do whatever she asks!”

      • RewindingtonMaximus

        lmao her son gonna get bodied

      • QuirlyGirly

        She was being nice cause she on parole and he was stunting for the cameras

    • Twee longway hefner

      Best idea ever…they need a show, a hood version of Rev Run show. Imagine Pap with dropping Knowledge at the end of each episode in the dawn bubble bath. Remy teaching the kids how to fight. Remy and Pap free-styling on the intro to the show

    • MelMel BX

      I would love for them to have their own show.. I don’t want to watch L&HH because of the ratchetness, but I love them!

  • Courtney Wheeler

    VH1 expects me to subscribe to cable now to watch these episodes and I’m going through serious ratchet-piece theater withdrawal.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/TW8Ma1a8ZsZ8I/giphy.gif

    • PrettyGeekz

      You don’t have to…go to353online.com. That is how I watch the episodes. Thank me later.

      • Courtney Wheeler

        Bless you my child!

        • PrettyGeekz

          Just doing the Lord’s work. Hehe.

      • Thanks for this! Because the way my not having cable is set up…

        (Although, can Roku offer more channels? Damn.)

        • PrettyGeekz

          Girl, I live that no cable life too.
          This is how I catch up on LHH and Being Mary Jane.

      • RewindingtonMaximus

        Nice save.

        • PrettyGeekz

          *curtsies*

    • miss t-lee

      You can watch it on VH1s page, just not live. Normally it’s up the day after.

  • LOL top to bottom camouflage. I don’t know why but all of this is comical to me. Every last bit of it.

  • RewindingtonMaximus

    I just want a new Remy album out of this deal.

    But I like the way that their relationship seems like something you’ve seen your hood a$$ cousins have.

    • Courtney Wheeler

      When he rushed her out of the club because he didn’t want her to break curfew..that felt genuine..then it also reminded me how I’m so from the suburbs

      • RewindingtonMaximus

        buahaha…girl what you know about that ankle life? Those random pee tests?

        Don’t feel bad, you should never want to experience stuff in the first place. You haven’t lived until you’re on a date and her ankle bracelet goes off because we passed the 2 mile zone.

        • mahoganylawlady

          Ha!

        • Thankfully the women with those issues don’t check for me. I’m completely fine with that.

          • RewindingtonMaximus

            Nah, I’m nice guy supreme. Nobody wants to date me when they are looking for trouble, but as soon as the Jesus moment comes, I’m on the top of the list.

        • Epsilonicus

          Or the house gets raided and the police tear out the drop ceiling looking for dope.

          • RewindingtonMaximus

            Or you’re in her passenger seat, she gets pulled over, and you find out she’s got warrants in 3 counties.

            • QuirlyGirly

              Dang- you gotta leave these type of women alone- lol

              • RewindingtonMaximus

                Desperate times my dear, desperate times back then.

        • Simone_was_taken

          That’s when you put that device on your cat. So I heard.

          • RewindingtonMaximus

            Or your kid, since they like 5 and don’t have places to be.

            • Simone_was_taken

              You know you gonna have to hit them up with something though.

              • RewindingtonMaximus

                Tell that lil nig he better take that Blow Pop and sit in the corner.

      • QuirlyGirly

        I am from the suburbs too and I have definitely seen dudes rushed home so they won’t break curfew or hidden so they do get caught by the cops.

    • miss t-lee

      “I just want a new Remy album out of this deal.”

      Also.

    • QuirlyGirly

      Me too! I thought they was gonna show her spitting some bars. They showed Pa spitting and it was fine but I want to hear Remy

      • RewindingtonMaximus

        Remy is smart. She’s saving that heat for when people gotta pay for it.

  • Sweet Ga Brown

    In the words of Soulja Boy…”YASS BISH YASSSS!!!”

  • Why were those two B.B.O.D chicks at that “showcase” dressed like Harlem Heat?
    Why does the white girl look like she’ll do anything for some rocks?

    • You have officially reached Peak Uptown. Nuff said. I’m just grateful that I come from the quiet Borough that most of the city either thinks is the suburbs or, worse yet, the country.

      • I just wanted to know why the were dressed like they from the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. *smh

        • That’s Tuesday Across 110th Street, complete with the Bobby Womack soundtrack.

        • miss t-lee

          Wu, Why must you make me holler at my desk?
          The GLOW ladies dawg? Dayum…lol

          • I just have questions that I need answered. I also want to know why the stripper talks like Ice J.J. Fish.

            • miss t-lee

              LMAO. Accurate.

              • They showed up to a freestyle battle like they were fighting Babe the Farmer’s daughter later that night.

                • miss t-lee

                  LMAO
                  We used to get our life as kid’s watching Dementia, Big Mama, and the rest…lol

            • Sweet Ga Brown

              Speaking of which, Ice J. J. Fish might be one of the most slept on Trap & B song writers out here….

              • Mika

                This made me chuckle so bad.

          • kid video

            Word to Little Fuji & Big Bad Mama.

            • miss t-lee

              YES!!!!!

            • Sigma_Since 93

              It was the only reason not to leave the house and play after Saturday cartoons went off.

            • Since ain’t nobody getting work done this week anyway…

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjpOZfzAefg

              • kid video

                Big Bad Mama was Creole before it was all trendy.

              • miss t-lee

                Funny, I was gonna link the rapping intro and decided against it…lol

                • lol memoriessss!

                  • miss t-lee

                    For real though…lol

              • Sigma_Since 93

                No work is getting done with the fellas looking at you in dem shorts!!!! lol

  • I haven’t watched a Love & Hip-Hop anything, but I’m oddly fascinated by Remy and Pa and wanted to catch this season. I’ve now discovered that there’s a way for those not buying cable. I think Remy nem would approve of this method.

    • RewindingtonMaximus

      This VSB life is so fundamental.

  • miss t-lee

    I like these two together. Always have.
    Still love Remy Martin also. Her original name before them folks got on her azz and made her change it…lol

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