Rapper Remy Ma Arraigned In NYC Shooting

Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other counts today (July 15) in the shooting of a woman in a trendy Manhattan neighborhood. At the rapper's arraignment, a ju

Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other counts today (July 15) in the shooting of a woman in a trendy Manhattan neighborhood. At the rapper's arraignment, a judge granted the prosecution's request for bail to be set at $250,000. Ma, born Reminisce Smith, was jailed while the judge reviewed her bail offer.

Early Saturday morning, police found a woman with a gunshot wound to her lower torso in the hip Meatpacking District, which is usually crowded with late-night revelers on weekends.

Three blocks away, officers discovered a luxury SUV owned by Remy Ma. The vehicle was involved in a single-car crash and abandoned, police said. The victim, Makeda Barnes-Joseph, 23, was hospitalized in stable condition today.

Remy Ma turned herself in Saturday night. She was charged with attempted murder, assault and weapon possession. "I ask everyone to keep an open mind," said Scott Leemon, her attorney. "Things are not always as they seem."

Sasha Tcherekoff, owner of the Pizza Bar, said a review of security videotape taken inside his nightspot showed the rapper and her friends having a good time before they exited.

"The police have indicated to us that the altercation happened a block away," the owner said. "The security tapes determined there was no physical or verbal altercation while they were in the Pizza Bar."


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