Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma was found guilty of first-degree assault today in New York state Supreme Court. The rap star's attorneys claimed the shooting was an accident during Monday's closing arguments, but the Manhattan jury didn't buy the story.
The rapper, whose real name is Reminisce Smith, turned herself in last July and was charged with attempted murder, which was later reduced to first-degree assault, in connection with a shooting in New York's Meatpacking District on July 14, 2007.
Smith stood accused of shooting her longtime friend Makeda Barnes-Joseph in the stomach for allegedly lifting $3,000 from her purse.
The rap star was stunned by the verdict and openly sobbed while being escorted out of the courtroom. She faces up to 25 years in prison.
Busta Rhymes was placed on three years' probation and will perform community service following his assault on a fan and a former driver last year.
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On Thursday The Game, born Jayceon Terrell Taylor, was sued by a man who says the rapper pulled a gun on him during a pickup game at a Los Angeles school nearly a year ago. On March 9 the rapper finished serving eight days on charges of possession of a gun in a school zone stemming from the same incident.
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Remy Ma was found guilty of assault following the shooting last July of a 23-year-old friend outside a New York City club.
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Federal agents arrested Lil' Wayne and two other men at a border security checkpoint in southwestern Arizona on Jan. 23 after finding several illegal drugs, including cocaine and 41 grams of Ecstacy, on the rapper's charter bus. Wayne, seen in his mugshot, was indicted on four charges on Feb. 12.
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Foxy Brown is serving a year in jail for violating her probation, after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault in 2004. A judge recently denied the 'Hot Spot' rapper's request to go to California to have an ear examination to repair an implant.
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Sean "Diddy" Combs stands accused of assaulting fashion mogul Gerard Rechnitzer after last year's Oscars. Four witnesses have come forward to back up the claim.
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Rapper Tony Yayo was initially accused of slapping a 14-year-old boy, but now it turns out the rapper may have been on the one who stopped another man from hitting the teen.
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Yung Joc may be in even bigger trouble after skipping a hearing for his arrest in which he was accused of attempting to take a loaded gun onto a plane.
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Bryan 'Birdman' Williams was charged with marijuana possession when an RV he was traveling last November was pulled over in Tennessee after an improper lane change.
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T.I., here performing at the BET Awards in June, was arrested Oct. 13, 2007 in possession of unregistered machine guns, hours before he was to appear at the Hip-Hop Awards. He won two awards in absentia.
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