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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Remy Ma Gets Eight Years

posted by on May 13 at 16:29 PM


Via the AP:

NEW YORK (AP) - A weeping Remy Ma was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday for shooting a woman outside a Manhattan nightclub.

“I feel so bad for all the physical and mental pain you’ve gone through,” the Grammy-nominated rapper told the victim. “This has taken a toll on us and both our families. I would never wish you harm and I pray the best for all of us.”

The entertainer, whose real name is Remy Smith, had faced up to 25 years in prison for assault, weapon possession and attempted coercion for shooting Makeda Barnes Joseph last July in a dispute over money.

Smith, 26, begged the judge for leniency for the sake of “my little boy,” saying she grew up “surrounded by failure, violence and poverty,” but “made something out of nothing” from her life.

State Supreme Court Justice Rena Uviller said she recognized that Smith had had a difficult childhood, but noted the victim had nearly died and will never be the same physically. Uviller called the rapper “a young woman whose anger is out of control.”

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nothing like 8 years in prison to help get that anger back in control.

Posted by jon c | May 14, 2008 1:34 PM

I just love the quote, "I would never wish you harm"....uh, usually, that's what guns do when they're fired at you...

Posted by cunei4m | May 14, 2008 3:05 PM

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