Remy Ma was in the running to join the cast of Real Housewives Of New York City… but she lost out because she moved to New Jersey
The rapper Remy Ma was reportedly vying to join a rebooted version of the Real Housewives Of New York City until her residency scuttled her chances.
The RHONY star Eboni K. Williams suggested Remy, 42, as a potential star who could shake up the series, sources familiar with the discussions told TMZ.
However, by the time she was being considered, Remy had moved full-time to New Jersey, which was a major sticking point with producers.
Cut off: Remy Ma, 42, had discussion about possibly joining the Real Housewives Of New York City, but discussion ended abruptly when it was revealed that she lives in New Jersey, sources told TMZ; seen in October 2021 in Atlanta
According to the sources, Ebony floated Remy as a possibility months ago, which helped her get a virtual conversation with the team responsible for casting the Bravo series.
But even though the musician (real name: Reminisce Mackie) was born and raised in The Bronx and spent most of her life in New York City, her current living situation was a major sticking point.
According to the sources, she used to have a Midtown Manhattan apartment, but she sold it at and now resides primarily in New Jersey.
She may not have even made it to the chat with the casting team if her home base had been known, but the staff on RHONY were initially under the impression that she still lived in New York.
Making thepitch: According to the sources, Ebony K. Williams floated Remy as a possibility months ago, which helped her get a virtual chat with the casting team; Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip cast seen in June in NYC
That’s all she wrote: Once it was revealed that she got rid of her Midtown Manhattan apartment and now lives in New Jersey, the discussion abruptly end; seen September 30 in Atlanta
However, once that detail was revealed, representatives reportedly cut off any discussion of Remy joining the long-running reality series.
It’s a surprising hard line, as several of the housewives aren’t even married, and it’s not unusual for wealthy New Jersey citizens to spend plenty of time in New York City.
TMZ also reported that the TV news anchor Tamsen Fadal, who appears on the CW affiliate PIX11, was another new face considered for season 14, but her candidacy also stalled out.
TMZ reported that the TV news anchor Tamsen Fadal (L), who appears on CW affiliate PIX11, was also considered for season 14, but her candidacy also stalled out; seen with Kathryn Erbe in 2019 in NYC
So far, the cast of the upcoming RHONY season has not been announced.
Andy Cohen previously announced that the latest season is being completely rebooted after a fractious season 13, in which the housewives couldn’t even agree on a time to film a reunion special.
In order to clean house, Bravo will be sweeping out the most divisive housewives to craft a new cast, though it’s not clear if any of the women will continue on with the series.
But to please fans of the original show, a second spin-off featuring the stars of RHONY throughout the years will also be created.
New blood: Andy Cohen previously announced that the latest season is being completely rebooted after a fractious season 13; Karen Huger, Garcelle Beauvais, Teresa Giudice, Alexia Echevarria, Gizelle Bryant, Kyle Richards and Kenya Moore seen in May in NYC