Rapper Remy Ma shot a woman in the stomach in a trendy Manhattan neighborhood on Saturday over a $2,000 dispute! What a guts! But now the Grammy-nominated rapper has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder.
Remy Ma, whose real name is Remy Smith, has been charged with attempted murder, assault and weapon possession. Police also found a luxury SUV owned by the rapper three blocks away from where the woman was shot and police believes that the vehicle had been involved in a single-car crash and was abandoned.
Remy evidently shot Makeda Barnes-Joseph in the leg. The victim was hospitalized in stable condition. The incident occurred in New York’s meatpacking district, a popular nightlife area near Greenwich Village.
According to a witness,
After filling up on thin-crust pizzas and downing fancy drinks, Remy Ma and three men left the eatery’s VIP section and piled into a Cadillac Escalade. Barnes-Joseph walked outside and slid behind the wheel of her Nissan Maxima, a college graduation gift from her mom. About 10 minutes later, Remy Ma got out of the SUV, pulled open the driver’s side door of the Maxima and shot the woman twice in the midsection.
At the rapper’s arraignment, a judge granted the prosecution’s request for bail to be set at $287,000. Remy Ma was thrown behind the bars while the judge reviewed her bail offer.