LHHNY Star Remy Ma Gets Dragged after Comparing Sexual Assault Victims Who Seek Compensation to Prostitutes
Remy Ma is currently under fire for comparing sexual assault victims who seek financial compensation to prostitutes.
On Monday’s episode of Revolt TV’s "State of the Culture," the rapper sat with co-hosts Joe Budden, Eboni K. Williams, and Brandon "Jinx" Jenkins to discuss the recent sexual assault allegations against former NFL player Antonio Brown.
Britney Taylor, one of Brown’s accusers, did not file criminal charges but instead filed a federal lawsuit seeking compensation. As far as Remy is concerned, that is the wrong route.
"In any exchange with sexual acts of being compensated with money that’s prostitution" ~ Remy Ma
"If you rape my sister, my daughter. …I don't want your money," she said. "Worst-case scenario, I want something to happen to you to where you're removed from being able to do this to someone else."
The "All The Way Up" rapper continued:
"It seems like in a lot of these alleged sexual assault cases the women are asking for money. 'Hey give me money and I’ll feel better.' To me, in any exchange with sexual acts of being compensated with money that’s prostitution."
Budden also disagreed, pointing out that both parties need to consent to a sexual act for it to be prostitution, but Remy stood her ground.
Remy’s comments sparked outrage among social media users on various platforms, with many accusing her of victim-blaming and stating that financial compensation for sexual assault victims is restitution and not prostitution.
A clip of Remy’s controversial comments was also posted to Instagram, and users went in on her on that platform as well.
One person faulted the "Love & Hip Hop: New York" star’s reasoning, writing:
"Remy is wrong, money is the compensation like any other fee or penalty amount used to 'Hurt' an individual's pockets. The only way to assure that individual doesn't do it again is to make them feel it there."
"I’m so disappointed in your statement," another Instagram user said. "I know u won’t lose any sleep over it, but it had to be said."
"How can Remy be an advocate for these women while consistently showing little empathy for survivors and victims of sexual violence?"
A third user confessed: "This whole segment made me cringe."
In a Vibe.com piece on the controversy, the outlet notes that Remy’s comments and implied victim-blaming do not align with her advocacy on behalf of black incarcerated women.
As the outlet noted, a common challenge women and girls face in prison is sexual assault. "How can Remy be an advocate for these women while consistently showing little empathy for survivors and victims of sexual violence?" the piece read.
As at the time of writing, Remy is yet to respond to the backlash brought on by her comments.
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