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      Rapper Remy Ma gets 8 years for shooting friend


      By Edith Honan



      Rap artist Remy Smith, better known by her stage name Remy Ma,
      arrives at state court regarding shooting charges, in New York, March 18, 2008.
      (Chip East/Reuters)

      Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma was sentenced to eight years in prison on Tuesday for shooting and wounding an acquaintance after discovering money was missing from her purse after a night out in Manhattan.

      In sentencing the rapper, criminal court judge Rena Uviller said Remy Ma, whose real name is Remy Smith, was "an extremely angry young woman whose anger is completely out of control."

      In March, a New York jury found Smith, nominated for a 2004 Grammy for her part in Terror Squad's song "Lean Back," guilty of assault, weapons possession and attempted coercion.

      Smith's lawyer, Ivan Fisher, called the shooting in the early hours of July 14, 2007, accidental and suggested the victim, Makeda Barnes-Joseph, was exaggerating the facts to win a large sum in a separate civil suit.

      Smith believed her friend had taken $3,000 from her and that her gun went off as the pair struggled over her purse. The bullet pierced Barnes-Joseph's colon and hit her rectum and sent her to a hospital for three weeks.

      In appealing for leniency, Smith tearfully described how she had grown up in homeless shelters, "surrounded by poverty and drugs and violence and failure."

      "Remy Ma is not even close to who I really am. I'm not a thug," she said. "I'm not a threat or a menace to society, and I still have so much to offer."

      But prosecutor Michael McIntosh said that Smith had a habit of traveling with a loaded weapon and said something like this "was bound to happen one day."

      The sentence was read aloud to a packed courtroom, including the rapper's fiance, the rapper Papoose.

      Smith and Papoose had planned to marry yesterday at New York's Rikers Island jail, but the ceremony was canceled after a handcuff key was discovered on Papoose, officials said.

      After the sentencing, as Smith's friends and family gathered outside the courtroom, Papoose had to be restrained as he lurched at one of the 15 court officers who had been stationed in the courtroom.

      In a phone interview from prison last week on the satellite radio show with New York DJ Kay Slay, Smith said she was innocent and that there is a "whole conspiracy against rappers right now."

      "Don't be mistaken by a jury that was not my peers. Like, there was not tan, dark brown, black, nothin' on that jury," she said.

      (Editing by Michelle Nichols and Philip Barbara)

      http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080513/...goo1kcTiRbIwgF

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      All over money, I don't know what else to say. She shot her own friend because she think she took money from her.

      When you think of her lyrics and the way she talks about have this amount of money and what not, it puts in perspective of the limited amount of money some of these rappers actually get.
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      I'm sorry to hear that.
      Peace!

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      Good for her ass too, maybe now we'll get a break from at least one coon rappin b.s to a nice beat for at least 8 years ,I'm just wondering how much money she had in her purse that night that would make her want to shoot one of her own friends, it's a damn shame how we fall out over money ,something we can always get back maybe she'll get herself together and come out and be the Afrikan woman she was meant to be
      Word is bond,bond is life i give my life before my word shall fail /a soldiers oath/freedom or death/I won't stop if I fail,If I fail I get back up can't be soft /gotta be tough/failure is NOT a option/Real recognize Real/let's get it poppin /with mathematics you can solve any problem /that's how we make it to the Top from the Bottom -Dead Prez

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      Song: For The Love Of Money
      Artist: O'Jays

      Money money money money, money (x6)
      Some people got to have it
      Some people really need it
      Listen to me y'all, do things, do things, do bad things with it
      You wanna do things, do things, do things, good things with it
      Talk about cash money, money
      Talk about cash money- dollar bills, yall

      For the love of money
      People will steal from their mother
      For the love of money
      People will rob their own brother
      For the love of money
      People can't even walk the street
      Because they never know who in the world they're gonna beat
      For that lean, mean, mean green
      Almighty dollar, money

      For the love of money
      People will lie, Lord, they will cheat
      For the love of money
      People don't care who they hurt or beat
      For the love of money
      A woman will sell her precious body
      For a small piece of paper it carries a lot of weight
      Call it lean, mean, mean green

      Almighty dollar

      I know money is the root of all evil
      Do funny things to some people
      Give me a nickel, brother can you spare a dime
      Money can drive some people out of their minds

      Got to have it, I really need it
      How many things have I heard you say
      Some people really need it
      How many things have I heard you say
      Got to have it, I really need it
      How many things have I heard you say
      Lay down, lay down, a woman will lay down
      For the love of money
      All for the love of money
      Don't let, don't let, don't let money rule you
      For the love of money
      Money can change people sometimes
      Don't let, don't let, don't let money fool you
      Money can fool people sometimes
      People! Don't let money, don't let money change you,
      it will keep on changing, changing up your mind.
      "If the enemy is not doing anything against you, you are not doing anything"
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      --Dr. Martin L. King


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      Greetings Everyone!


      It is really sad to see things like this still happening to our people. The sister may have had a hard life and felt that she was right in trying to defend what was rightfully hers even if it was her money. Non of us can judge her even though we may disagree with her choices, simply because we have not walked a day in her life as hellish as it may have seems to be.

      Let's hope that she takes this time to reflect on her life and make some positive changes that will be beneficial to her overall well being and balance.

      Much appreciation to everyone for taking the time to share your comments.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Im The Truth View Post
      Song: For The Love Of Money
      Artist: O'Jays

      Money money money money, money (x6)
      Some people got to have it
      Some people really need it
      Listen to me y'all, do things, do things, do bad things with it
      You wanna do things, do things, do things, good things with it
      Talk about cash money, money
      Talk about cash money- dollar bills, yall

      For the love of money
      People will steal from their mother
      For the love of money
      People will rob their own brother
      For the love of money
      People can't even walk the street
      Because they never know who in the world they're gonna beat
      For that lean, mean, mean green
      Almighty dollar, money

      For the love of money
      People will lie, Lord, they will cheat
      For the love of money
      People don't care who they hurt or beat
      For the love of money
      A woman will sell her precious body
      For a small piece of paper it carries a lot of weight
      Call it lean, mean, mean green

      Almighty dollar

      I know money is the root of all evil
      Do funny things to some people
      Give me a nickel, brother can you spare a dime
      Money can drive some people out of their minds

      Got to have it, I really need it
      How many things have I heard you say
      Some people really need it
      How many things have I heard you say
      Got to have it, I really need it
      How many things have I heard you say
      Lay down, lay down, a woman will lay down
      For the love of money
      All for the love of money
      Don't let, don't let, don't let money rule you
      For the love of money
      Money can change people sometimes
      Don't let, don't let, don't let money fool you
      Money can fool people sometimes
      People! Don't let money, don't let money change you,
      it will keep on changing, changing up your mind.
      And I'll raise you this:

      James Brown "The Big Payback"

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCkmztX_F8A

      hey! Gotta gotta pay back!! (The big payback)
      Revenge!! I'm mad (the big payback)
      Got to get back! Need some get back!! Pay Back! (the big payback)
      That's it!! Payback!!! Revenge!!!
      I'm mad!!

      Get down with my girlfriend, That ain't right!!
      Hollarin' cussin', you wanna fight
      Payback is a thing you gotta see
      Brother do any damn thing to me

      Sold me out, for chump change (yes you did!!)
      Told me that they, they had it all arranged
      You handed me down, and thats a fact
      Now you're pumped, You gotta get ready For the big payback!! (the big
      payback!!)
      That's where I am, the big payback (the big payback!!)

      I can do wheelin', I can do dealin' (yes you can!!) But I don't do no damn
      squealin'
      I can dig rappin', I'm ready!! I can dig scrappin'
      But I can't dig that backstabbin' (Oh No!!)

      The brother get ready!! Thats a fact!!
      Get ready you Mother, for the big payback (The big Payback!!)
      Let me hit 'em hit'em!! Hey Hey!! WOOOOOOOOOOOO!

      Took my money, you got my honey
      Don't want me to see what you doing to me
      I got to get back I gotta deal with you!! (4xs) Hey let me tell ya!!
      Get down with my woman, that ain't right! You hollarin' and cussin', you wanna
      fight!!
      Don't do me no darn favor,
      I don't know karate, but I know KA-RAZY!!!! (yes we do!!)

      Get ready thats a fact, Get ready you Mother for the big payback (the big
      payback!)
      Hey!! I'm a man! I'm a man! I'm a son of a man, but don't they tell ya then
      hop again
      Get ready for the big payback (the big payback!!) Hit 'em again!!
      Get ready I need it, I need a hit again!! Say it once (3xs) Hit 'em
      again!!
      (the big payback!!) Sold me out for chump change
      Said my woman had it all arranged
      Tryin' to make a deal, she wants to squeal But I had my boys on her heals
      Saw me comin', told a lie Went down like you wanted to cry
      I don't care what she does, she'll be doin' just like she was
      Take your kids and raise them up, Somebody think I have a right to be tough
      Take her, take that woman, it's one place she found
      Just run that mother out of town!!
      Got to get up!! Got to get up, get out!! (2xs)
      I'm mad!! I want revenge, I want revenge (the big payback!!) I want revenge
      (3xs)
      (the big payback!!) Give me those hits!! I want some hits!! I need those
      hits, hit me!!
      Peace!

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