Rapper Remy Ma Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison

May 13, 2008

Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma has been sentenced to eight years in prison.  The prison sentence is for shooting and injuring a friend..New York (ChattahBox) – Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma has been sentenced to eight years in prison. The prison sentence is for shooting and injuring a friend.

Criminal court judge Rena Uviller told Remy Ma, real name Remy Smith, that she is an extremely out of control and angry young woman.

She was found guilty back in March of assault, weapons possession, as well as attempted coercion.

The shooting took place in the early hours of July 14, 2007 after a night out in Manhattan.

Remy Ma believed the friend took $3,000 from her purse. In response, the two fought over the purse, when a gun went off. The bullet went through the victim, Makeda Barnes-Joseph’s colon, hitting her rectum. She was in the hospital for three weeks.

The lawyer or Remy Ma argued that it was an accident and that the victim exagerated to win a large sum of money in a civil suit.

Remy Ma’s fiance, rapper Papoose was in attendance in the courtroom during the reading.


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