Remy Ma is debunking rumors about her role in the 2007 incident that ended with her well-known prison stint. The rapper served six years in prison in connection with a shooting, but she claims she’s innocent.
Remy revisited the past claims that she was the one shooting Makeda Barnes-Joshep. Denying the reports, the femcee told host Wendy Williams, “I didn’t shoot anyone.” She also revealed that the woman wasn’t someone she knew prior to the gunfire.
“Do y’all really think every time the DA, the judge, the jury got it right every single time? No. They didn’t,” Remy explained. “Did not know this girl, wasn’t my best friend, all of these things that was said over these years were not true, but once you’re in prison, no one cares. I didn’t shoot anybody!”
Fans totally believed Remy’s claims. “She didn’t shoot anybody she took the wrap for her Bestfriend. I thought we covered this already,” one person wrote in an Instagram comment. “If y’all actually look at the case she’s TELLING THE TRUTH…… she was only charged for knowing information,” one person said.
“Y’all always wanna assume a black woman lying. Read her damn case. She didn’t shoot that girl,” another one insisted. Critizing Wendy, a user penned, “Y’all always want someone to admit crimes on social media.”
Back in 2007, Remy was accused of shooting her longtime friend after noticing that she was missing $3,000. Makeda claimed that Remy intentionally shot her during the altercation, though the musician vehemently denied the allegations during trial. Her lawyer said at the time that Remy was upset over being robbed of $3,000, explaining that the gun accidentally went off when the ladies fought over her purse.
Despite claiming her innocence, Remy was sentenced to eight years in prison on charges of intentional assault, weapons possession and attempted coercion. She was granted an early release and became a free woman in 2016 after serving six years in prison. Her post-release supervision ended on Aug. 1, 2019.