Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Remy Ma Gets Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison!
Rapper Remy Ma will face 8 years in prison for the shooting of her longtime friend Makeda Barnes-Joseph last year. Remy Ma released a statement in court read below:
Throughout this unfortunate case, I was advised from my attorney to stay silent but now I want you all to see me for me and what I’ve gone through,” said Remy as tears fell. “Reporters and newspapers have called me a ‘hardcore rapper,’ a ‘hip-hop harlot’—Remy Ma is just a music industry name. A facade. I’m not a thug. I’m not a hardcore anything. I have feelings. I’m Remy Smith—No, I’m Remy Mackie. I’m a wife, mother, daughter and big sister.
Initially Remy could have faced 25 years so the Judge actually took it light on her. When asked about the case the judge had this to say “This has nothing to do with rap it’s about the actions of one person. Remy is an extremely angry young woman who feels the rules do not apply to her.”
Hopefully there is a lesson learned in the midst of all this!