Remy Ma Gets Eight-Year Sentence For Shooting
Rapper Remy Ma has been sentenced to eight years in prison in the shooting a woman outside a Manhattan nightclub.Rapper Remy Ma has been sentenced to eight years in prison in the shooting a woman outside a Manhattan nightclub.
The state Supreme Court sentence was handed down today (May 13) to the 26-year-old rapper, whose real name is Remy Smith, for assault, weapon possession and attempted coercion.
Remy Ma, who could have faced up to 25 years in prison, was teary-eyed as she heard the sentence. She says last summer's shooting was an accident; an appeal is planned.
Correction officials say they called off her weekend wedding at the Rikers Island jail after the groom, fellow rapper Papoose, showed up with a handcuff key.
Remy Ma's lawyer, Ivan Fisher, denies the key could be used to unlock handcuffs and says the two still plan to wed.
Copyright 2008 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.