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.


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