Remy Ma Prosecutor Pushes for ‘Morality Clause’ in Recording Contracts
Bronx rapper Remy Ma is currently behind bars serving an eight-year sentence for the 2007 shooting of her former pal, Makeda Barnes-Joseph, over a financial dispute in New York City. Ma caught a break after the prosecution's original request for a thirteen-year sentence was slimmed down to eight. But, with six years remaining on Ma's sentence, Lauren P. Raysor -- Barnes-Joseph's lawyer and a leading New York civil rights attorney -- has not found peace with the punishment and has presented a proposal that would hold record companies responsible for any violent acts by their artists.
According to a press release, "Lauren P. Raysor is asking all record companies to insert a 'morality clause' in their contracts with all artists -- not just rap and hip-hop artists -- as a way to show them there are consequences for their actions." In her quest Raysor is armed with "visuals explaining what the morality clause entails, as well as a 12-foot-long timeline chronicling violent incidents involving rap and hip-hop artists."