You may have read yesterday that female rap star Remy Ma was convicted of assault and faces up to 25 years in prison. Ma, real name Remy Smith, shot her friend outside a nightclub in July of last year thinking the woman had stolen $3,000 from her.
Smith yelled “Oh my god!” as the verdict was delivered, while her brother was taken out of the courtroom after shouting “This is bulls**t!”
Smith was ordered to remain in prison without bail until her sentencing on April 23.
Madeka Barnes Joseph told the court that she was shot in the abdomen and had to undergo three operations during her stay in the hospital.
I know most of us think that justice has to different levels. One for those who have, and one for the have nots. Completely true, but when there are like 20 witnesses to a shooting, justice starts to equalize just a bit.
The thing is that Remy and her brother and her entire family totally bought into the stereotypes that Remy would walk because she is famous. They didn't care, weren't nervous, and did not even take the whole thing seriously. At one point it had to be explained to Remy why there needed to even be a trial. Apparently she thought that as a celebrity, she should just go free.
Her defense team tried the tactic that it was an accident. That was about all they had to throw out there. Unfortunately once you take the gun out, even if it is an accident, that assault charge is coming. Pretty tough to take a gun out and hold it in your hand and say that part was an accident.