In a new interview, Remy Ma explains why she decided to use Summer Jam as an opportunity to bring a few female artists (Lil Kim, Queen Latifah, Cardi B, etc.) together. She explains,
I could go up there and use my 15, 20 minutes and slander somebody down to the ground. Or I could use it and make it a moment that people would remember, uplift my sisters, and show the unity and love.
As to why she performed her infamous Nicki Minaj diss track “Shether” during her set, she said,
It was kind of like putting flowers on the grave because the body was already gone.
More importantly, people need to understand it’s not just one person. It’s not just two people. It’s a whole slew of us. Everybody’s a queen, Being a queen is not just ‘I sold the most records’ or ‘I have the most followers on Instagram.’ It’s about embracing other queens that came before you, embracing the ones there with you now, and embracing the ones that are coming after you.
Minaj has yet to respond.