Monday, July 16, 2007

Breaking News-Remy Ma Wanted for Attempted Murder

Does having big money make you smarter... or rather shouldn't it REMY?

The NYPD is looking for Remy Ma in connection with the shooting of a 23 year-old woman, a friend of hers, outside of a bar in Chelsea early this morning. They say the shooter was 27 year old black woman, who fits Remy’s description. The suspect tried to escape in a blue Escalade SUV, but crashed it a couple of blocks from the scene of the shooting (propz nah right)


July 15, 2007 -- Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma was charged with attempted murder yesterday in the shooting of a close friend during a night of partying in the Meatpacking District, police sources said.
The hip-hop diva turned herself in, her lawyer at her side, at about 8 p.m. yesterday. She was identified by her alleged victim and supposed friend Makeda Barnes-Joseph.
The 23-year-old was left in stunned horror after Ma allegedly turned a gun on her and opened fire early yesterday.
"Why did she shoot me? What have I done?" Barnes-Joseph cried moments after taking two bullets in the abdomen at close range, according to witnesses.
The pretty Berklee College alum from The Bronx - who is in stable condition - was shot in her car while parked on West 14th and Washington streets.
She had been partying with the rapper, who's real name is Remy Smith, and a large group of pals at the trendy Pizza Bar.
They were celebrating another friend's 25th birthday, but shortly after they left, things got ugly.
Ma, 27, noticed that she was missing money from her bag, police sources said.
They believe Ma accused her friend of taking the money, then confronted her in the car and pumped two bullets into her.
The Castle Hill woman then took off in her dark blue Escalade, cops said.
But her quick getaway was hindered when she crashed into another car a few blocks from the shooting scene.
She hopped out of her vehicle and jumped into a cab, authorities said, leaving her vehicle behind.
Looking tired and disheveled, Ma surrendered with her lawyer at the Sixth Precinct. She was slapped with charges of attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
"Do not jump to conclusions," said her lawyer Scott Leemon. "These are merely allegations and Remy denies them adamantly."
Meanwhile, relatives and friends of Barnes-Joseph gathered at St. Vincent's Hospital to visit the shot woman, who had to have surgery.
"Makeda would never steal from nobody," said her best friend, Roshaun Kraft, 24.
The victim's mother, Christina Barnes, 57, said she is just glad her daughter is alive.
"She [Ma] didn't have a reason to shoot my child," said the mother.
Barnes-Joseph had been excited to go out, and had shown off her white and gold outfit to her mother beforehand, the mom said.
"She said, 'Tell me how I look, Mommy.' I said, 'Yes, you're looking good.'"
Aunt Lorna Joseph, a retired nurse, said the bullet just missed her niece's uterus and kidneys.
Friends and relatives described Barnes-Joseph as a hardworking real-estate broker who loved to let loose on the weekends by hitting the clubs - but she always avoided trouble.
"Young people today are just vicious with that gangster mentality," said her father, Boris Barnes.
"That's supposed to be her friend . . . She always talks about hanging with that girl. That's why I'm so shocked about this."
When he saw his daughter in her hospital bed, she told him, "Dad, I love you. I thought I was going to die."
Friends said Barnes-Joseph and Ma were tight, and that the younger woman had even baby-sat the rapper's kids.
"We were all having a good time and then this happened," said Kevin Wilson, who attended the birthday bash.
Ma was nominated for a Grammy as part of the Terror Squad - which includes her former mentor, Fat Joe - for the 2004 megahit "Lean Back."

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