Rapper Remy Ma, 26, faces charges of attempted murder, assault and weapon possession after an altercation outside a trendy New York City nightclub early Saturday morning.
The Bronx native, whose real name is Remy Smith, is accused of shooting 23 year-old Makeda Barnes-Joseph twice in the lower torso. According to local media Miss Barnes-Joseph, a former friend of the rapper, identified her as the shooter. Allegedly shots rang out after Remy Ma accused Miss Barnes-Joseph of stealing $2,000 from her. The victim remained hospitalized in stable condition on Sunday.
Arriving on the scene, NYPD officers discovered a luxury SUV owned by Remy Ma abandoned three blocks away form the site of the incident. The vehicle appeared to have been involved in a single-car crash.
Remy Ma turned herself in to police Saturday night with a plea of not guilty. At the rapper's arraignment bail was set at $250,000 by the presiding judge. She was reportedly jailed in New York's notorious Rikers Island while the judge reviewed her bail offer.
"I ask everyone to keep an open mind," Scott Leemon, Remy Ma's attorney said. "Things are not always as they seem."
Receiver of a Grammy nomination as part of the Terror Squad for the 2004 summer smash Lean Back she went on to win the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist award at the 2005 BET Awards. The singer recently embarked on a solo career, releasing There's Something About Remy in 2006. Other solo hits have included Conceited and Feels So Good.