Gloria Velez Breaks the
Silence (alleged fight with Remy "Ma" Martin)
10/20/04 - LatinRapper.com exclusive interview by Dante
Four months ago we brought
you an exclusive with the very sexy Gloria Velez (click
here for the original interview). Well, rumors recently
popped up about an altercation between fellow Murda Mamis
Remy Martin of T.S. "Lean Back" fame and video girl turned
Stories of chain-snatching and internal
strife between Murda Mamis were not immediately verified,
but let's hope any beef there might be gets squashed
peacefully in the future.
Gloria Velez took time out of her busy schedule to offer
her side of the story of what happened that night at Club
Plaid in an exclusive interview.
She discusses the
altercation, her present status with Murda Mamis, and that
Playboy shoot that had been floating around the rumor
where did all this go down?
In New York, Jadakiss platinum party. I was hosting, so people
knew I was gonna be there.
What happened that night?
I came in the club, there was a lot of media, so I was taking
a lot of pictures. I was only there for 10 minutes, maybe 5.
And then she (Remy) walks in, they were seating me in the VIP
section, and she came right to me and said "I heard you were
talking sh*t about me". No man was involved, she called me one
time on the phone, cursing me out about something that El
said, the CEO of Murda Mamis. She said that I was talking sh*t
about her, the CEO of Murda Mamis was telling Remy Martin that
I was talking about her.
So I told her, I don't know you, I don't need to talk about
you, I have my own career and family. Back and forth. She came
in with four girls with sneakers on, she came ready to fight.
I had on 6 inch heels, I came from a playboy party. She tried
to belittle me, a lot of managers, media there. She started
threatening me, my face, my household, my family. I told her
that she gotta stop threatening me.
She thought I couldn't
fight, a light skinned Puerto Rican. We started fighting, and
Sunny from Hot 97 pulled my hair from behind, like, "oh no you aint gonna fight my girl." A lot of people didn't know it was
her, because they only knew her voice from the radio. She had
on a wig, I pulled it out of her head. They thought I couldn't
fight, [that] I wasn't gonna fight. She was screaming, "oh my
god get her off me."
This other girl came at me, I found out she was Remy's long
time friend from the hood, she beat up another Murda Mami, my
long term friend Jamie. A lot of people wanted to see me beat
up, she ran up and ran into my punch. They dragged Remy out
after I punched her, she fell into the crowd, that's when they
took her outside. Somebody let her back in and we started
fighting again. She tried to yank my piece off. I was getting
the best of her, she really cant fight. I got no scratches, no
bruises on my face, thank god. I took photos afterwards so
everyone could see I was alright.
Basically its about jealousy and envy. She threatening to ruin
my career, threatened to slice my face, threatened my shorty.
What are you thinking? You never met me before. People say I
shouldn't fight, I had to protect myself, it was four other
girls. Now I'm definitely gonna be with security, that was a
wake up call for me, they were intimidated of me. I was
protecting myself, nobody helped.
Next time I'll be with
security, that will be avoided. I just know that I'm a target
and its sad that she's so intimated. She has a number one
album with Fat Joe, she needs to look forward, not back. We
don't have anything in common, we look differently, rap
differently, she shouldn't be jealous or envious. A couple of
bad apples in Murda Mamis. Lala, that's my girl, Bonnie Chula
from ATL, Lazy K, Ladytribe from L.A., I'm still cool with
So are you still down with Murda Mamis?
No. It's not a company, they don't even have a pattern. It's
just a name. All they did was book a couple of shows for me in
Jersey. El said she got me magazine work, said she was my
manager, I hate the lying, I can't support that. I worked hard
for someone else to take my glory? That's what this girl El is
doing. You're the CEO and you're making the girls go back at
each other. That's not what I thought Murda Mamis was
representing. Especially if they are supposed to be my friends
and my girls.
It was rumored that you snatched her chain.
Yeah, I ripped it off. We were fighting, she tried to rip my
jewelry off. I ripped her sh*t off, it dropped to the floor,
someone picked it up, I don't have it. I fought because I was
protecting myself. And then if someone jumps you from behind,
you gotta fight back, you're a grown woman.
This is my party,
what are you doing at my party. They gotta hear the whole
story, they don't get it. They think Glory cant fight because
of how she looks, I'm not trying to be gangster or get hood
points, I was just protecting myself.
I read on allhiphop rumors that you've got a Playboy shoot
Yes, I just shot for that actually. It's not nude, its an
artistic layout. Actually I find out by the end of this week
what month it will be in stores. I'm fully clothed but sexy.
It's a first, I already hosted playboy T.V., I hosted their
first mixtape, they are putting hip hop in their mag. It's
gonna be me, and Fat Joe is gonna be in there also.
Fat Joe, after the Remy thing?
I don't think the same issue. They (Playboy) wanna get that
appeal, the young hip hop crowd.
You're doing Playboy, why not go for the gusto and go full
nude? I've seen you in some skimpy outfits before.
(Laughs) Not yet, not yet. I don't think it's the right time
in my career at this moment. I think everything is all about
timing. But it is a big difference going skimpy and going
nude. But no, it's real sexy and appealing. And also on MTV2,
they just started playing Video Honeys in Action with me,
Melyssa Ford. They show us more in the hottest videos that
we've done, so that's out on MTV2.
Just for the sake of discussion, let's say someone from
Murda Mamis comes to you and says Remy wants to have a sit
down and squash the beef. What would you do?
I think T.S. wants to do it, they want it squashed. I can let
bygones be bygones, not like we would be friends. She didn't
like me when we were Murda Mamis.
But we don't gotta have
hate, or when we see each other have words. We're both grown,
we're both women with careers, I have a child, you have a
child, lets keep it moving. That's all on her, she has a
temper, I think any excuse to not like me or get at me, she
would have taken it and ran with it, and El gave her that
excuse. It's not like all girls in Murda Mami don't like each
Now when you try to get
each other against each other to fight, I don't have to be
down with that. And its not like they really did anything at
all, El just booked a couple of shows in Jersey City, so its
not like I'm losing anything. The girls that I'm friends with
I'm still friends.
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