Rapper Remy Ma was convicted yesterday (Mar. 27) of shooting her former friend Makeda Barnes-Joseph in the abdomen last July. The shooting occurred in a dispute over $3,000 Remy accused the victim of stealing.
Remy is a former member of Fat Joe’s rap crew, Terror Squad. Ma was featured on the group’s hit song “Lean Back” and is one of three female rappers to ever have a number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Now Remy Ma’s future hangs in the balance as she awaits sentencing. Remy wept as jurors handed down her guilty verdict of first-degree assault and weapon charges. “She’s extremely upset,” said her defense attorney Fisher. “She’s calmer now, but she’s broken hearted. She was crying and hugging me. She was crushed!”
The judge denied Fisher’s request to allow Remy time at home before the April 23 sentencing and sent her to jail without bail.
Remy faces up to 25 years in prison. She will be leaving behind her 8-year-old son, who she never told that she might be going to jail.