What's Remy Ma and Papoose's net worth? Meet the 'Love & Hip Hop' couple who've been through it all
For many, the relationship between Reminisce Smith aka Remy Ma, and her husband, Shamele Mackie, popularly known as Papoose, is couple goals. Papoose not only preaches about 'Black Love' on VH1's hit reality show 'Love & Hip Hop: New York', but also adheres to it strongly.
This couple has gone through a lot. From incarceration to miscarriage, they have been put through the wringer but they always managed to emerge from these situations stronger as a couple and showing the world their love for each other.
How did Remy Ma and Papoose meet?
If you're wondering how rapper Remy Ma managed to find herself an amazing man like Papoose, then we got you covered. In an interview with XXL Magazine, Papoose shared the story of how he first met his future wife. The couple met through DJ Kay Slay. The rapper revealed how his mentor always spoke highly of Remy.
One day, the DJ told him that Remy had expressed an interest in collaborating with him. Remy later dropped into the studio during a recording session and recorded a song with him. The duo continued to stay in touch ever since then, and just never let go off each other.
He said in the interview, "Slay always spoke highly of her, and one time he had hit me, like, she wants to do a song with me. So eventually she came to the studio in one of our sessions, and we did a track together called “Bonnie and Clyde," shared the rapper.
Papoose also added, "On the track, I was throwing a lot of—I was flirting on the track, you know what I mean? Well, she ain’t really flirt on the track. She just did her. But I was flirting on the track. We just never lost contact after that. We always stayed in contact."
The world had no clue about Remy and Papoose's romance until the Terror Squad rapper's 2008 trial for shooting a woman outside of a nightclub in Manhattan. Papoose told MTV News at that time, "We always wanted to keep our personal lives personal, so that's why we never went public with our relationship. Yes, we were scheduled to be married on a yacht on April 27. But due to circumstances beyond our control, we are now making arrangements to be married in prison."
Despite Remy being sentenced to prison for eight years, the couple is still determined to go through with their original plan of getting married. Unfortunately, the couple's prison wedding plan fell apart after Papoose was banned from visiting the prison for trying to sneak in a skeleton key that would unlock Remy's handcuffs. The couple had to settle in for an unofficial ceremony over a phone call.
While most relationships would have ended due to incarceration, Remy and Papoose's got stronger. In an interview with Hollywood Life, Remy revealed how her husband came to prison every single day to visit her. She said, "My husband, of course. He was so bad that I had to tell him to stop coming to visit me. No, seriously though. The first year that I was there he came every single day."
The couple, however, finally got to have their dream wedding in 2015, after the rapper was released from prison. Several celebrities like Cardi B, Fat Joe, Ice-T attended the couple's wedding. Just as things were beginning to look up for the couple, another devastating event hit them.
The couple was over the moon when they announced their pregnancy. Unfortunately, that happiness was short-lived. On 'Love & Hip Hop', they revealed that they suffered from a miscarriage. In a since-deleted Instagram video, Remy shared the pain of losing her child: "I have stitches in my stomach and no baby. Today I was thinking of names and planning the nursery."
Remy and Papoose finally had a baby in December 2018. The couple named her Reminisce Mackenzie.
Remy announced on her Instagram, "The Golden Child is here!!! Thank you [Papoose] for making me the happiest wife on the planet." Things have been looking up for the couple ever since.
Remy and Papoose's net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Remy's net worth is estimated to be $4 million. The same website shows Papoose's net worth is estimated at $200K. The couple will soon be appearing on VH1's new special 'Love & Hip Hop: It's a Love Thing'. The special, hosted by Chris and Vanessa Spencer, features couples from 'Love & Hip Hop' franchise talking about their relationship and life.
'Love & Hip Hop: It's a Love Thing' will premiere on February 1 at 8 pm only on VH1.