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REMY MA AND SHOOTING VICTIM FACE OFF ON RADIO: Rapper calls Hot 97 from jail during interview with Makeda Barnes-Joseph May 16, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ryann Hayman @ 4:40 pm

Remy Ma didn’t let a fresh eight-year prison sentence keep her from squaring off against the woman she was convicted of shooting in the stomach.


       According to the local New York newspapers, both the rapper and Makeda Barnes-Joseph, 24, argued about the case Wednesday morning on New York’s Hot 97 radio station.       

       Makeda called in first to address one of the radio jocks who questioned the jury’s verdict saying Remy’s sentence was excessive.        

       “This thing makes me cry every time I talk about it,” said Barnes-Joseph, who was shot in the stomach by the rapper.  “I have these ugly scars. … My stomach is crazy.”      

       Commenting on Remy’s eight-year sentence for two counts of first-degree assault, attempted coercion and criminal possession of a weapon, Barnes-Joseph said she didn’t think it was too harsh.       

       “She’s got a kid. She’ll come out in eight years and see her kid,” she said. “I might not be able to have kids.”


       Remy Ma, whose real last name is Smith, heard her victim on the radio and was able to phone in herself from Rikers Island.       

       “I was there. I’m not agreeing with y’all and telling you I’m wrong and I’m sorry for something I didn’t do,” said the artist. 


      Offering no apology and no remorse, Remy stated: “I don’t care if 12 million say ‘guilty.’ The same way she was there, I was there,” Remy said.  “[She’s] bending the truth. She’s stretching it to make it seem like she did nothing wrong. … I don’t got to shoot no girls.”


       Remy said she was offered a plea deal that carried a three-year sentence but turned it down because she believed she would be acquitted.       

       “You think I would jeopardize being away from my child for five to 25 years if I even had an inkling that I was guilty of something?” she asked Miss Jones.       

       Barnes-Joseph pointed out that Remy fled after the shooting and did not check on her.        

       “This whole 10 months, my life has been like a roller coaster,” Barnes-Joseph told the Daily News. “Everyone blames me like I’m a bad person and I did nothing. I did nothing at all.”



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