“Its nothing. I’m in here chillin’ — eating mad mackerel,” Remy Ma joked in a recent interview from New York’s Rikers Island correctional facility. While it sounds like the rap diva is making out just fine in the pokey, she quickly went on to discuss how things aren’t all roses.
“I’m in the cell 23 hours a day — max security. It’s real crazy over here,” Remy explained. “You got certain officers that are extra nice and you got the ones that are extra not nice. I be telling them it’s not my fault that my commissary is more than their salary.”
Remy, whose real name is Reminisce Smith, was accused of shooting her longtime friend Makeda Barnes-Joseph in the stomach for allegedly lifting $3,000 from her purse. The 26-year-old rapper was found guilty of first-degree assault on March 27.
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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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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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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The rapper, who’s facing up to 25 years in prison, is still proclaiming her innocence. “Just because 12 people say something, who weren’t there, does not mean nothing. I’m not even mad at people. I’m mad at money or what lack of does to people. Its really sad,” Smith said.
The rap star’s sentencing was originally scheduled for April 23, but has since been pushed to May 13. In the meantime, the rapper plans on releasing a mixtape dubbed ’6 Minutes Remy Ma You’re On.’ “Ain’t nothing changed, because I’m on the Island…[I'm] still the Queen of NY,” Smith proclaimed.