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‘Love and Hip Hop’ Stars Remy Ma and Papoose Welcome Their First Child

Remy Ma Gives Birth, Welcomes Baby With Papoose
Pregnant Remy Ma and Papoose leaving AOL Live on September 27, 2018 in New York City. Raymond Hall/GC Images


Congratulations are in order for Remy Ma and husband Papoose. The rapper (real name Reminisce Smith) announced on Friday, December 14, that she had given birth to a baby girl. 

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“The Golden Child is here!!!” she captioned an Instagram post that simply said, “It’s a girl!”

“Thank you @papoosepapoose for making me the happiest wife in the planet #BlackLove #RemAndPap #BabyMackie#ShesMADDDDcute,” she added. He husband shared the same announcement, writing,I found a new love!!! Yeahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! Thank you Queen @remyma She is beautiful!! Wowwwwwww THE GOLDEN Child IS HERE!!! #thegoldenchild 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 Gonna continue, working on me. So I can be a great father. Happy.”

The Love & Hip Hop couple, who conceived with the help of IVF, announced on Instagram in July that they were expanding their family. (She is also mom of Jayson, 18, from a previous relationship, while he has three children from previous relationships, according to The New York Post’s Page Six.)

Remy, 38, and Papoose, whose real name is Shamele Mackie, celebrated 10 years of marriage in July. The pair suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage that was documented on their VH1 reality series in 2017. At the time, a doctor told Remy she would not be able to have another child. 

Remy Ma Gives Birth, Welcomes Baby With Papoose
Remy Ma performs at The 2018 Essence Festival on July 7, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Essence

“I have to be the rock for her,” an emotional Papoose said on the show. “We’re gonna get through this it, we’ve just got to take it one day at a time. Regardless of what we have to do, we’re gonna get through it together.”

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Remy revealed that she changed her diet after the miscarriage. “I lost a lot of weight prior to getting pregnant [again], so I can have a successful pregnancy,” she explained during an October appearance on The Breakfast Club radio show “I had to keep my weight down and keep it stable for about a year. I stopped eating meat. I stopped eating carbs, cut out sugars.”

In 2008, Remy was convicted of intentional assault after a shooting a member of her entourage who she thought had stolen $3,000. She was released in 2014 after serving six years of her eight-year sentence.

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“I had to wait seven-and-a-half years for her to come home to have this baby,” Papoose said on The Breakfast Club. “Then when she came home she had to get to work. She finally got pregnant and then she had a miscarriage. It’s a special moment for me, because it’s a miracle baby, because we have been through so much to have this child and finally it’s happening.”

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