Remy Ma Faces Backlash For Comparing Sexual Assault Compensation To "Prostitution"
(AllHipHop News) Remy Ma has raised eyebrows by equating sexual assault victims seeking financial damages to prostitutes.
The 39-year-old rapper made the provocative remarks during an appearance on "State of the Culture" earlier this week when the panel addressed the sexual assault allegations being made against NFL player Antonio Brown.
Reflecting on the accusations, the "Love & Hip Hop: New York" star questioned why rape victims seek financial gain, explaining: "If you rape my sister, my daughter, my anything...I don't want your money. Worst case scenario, I want something to happen to you so that you're removed from being able to do this to someone else."
Attorney Eboni K. Williams, who was also part of the conversation, explained that "some people feel like that's the compensation that they want."
But Remy continued: "That's called prostitution. 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."
Retired rapper Joe Budden hit back, insisting: "You have to agree to the sex for it to be prostitution," while producer Brandon 'Jinx' Jenkins - both members of the panel - called Remy's remark a "gross simplification."
Following Remy's comments, people took to social media in their hordes to slam her for the ill-informed comments, with one writing: "Dear Remy Ma, You sat comfortably on a couch, at your big age & said when rape victims, sue their abusers for money, it's prostitution? Nah, it's restitution! How disgusting & ill informed of you!"
Another added: "Remy Ma said if anything happens to you sexually and you get money for it, you're a sex worker...even in rape... Remy Ma suffers from misogyny... it's really gross."