Rapper Remy Ma has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting her friend in the stomach outside trendy New York hotspot Pizza Bar Saturday. Remy, who's real name is Remy Smith, was leaving a birthday party when she became angered over some money that had gone missing from her purse. The rapper approached her friend, Makeda Barnes-Joseph, apparently believing the woman was responsible for taking the money. Remy then pulled a gun on Barnes-Joseph, who was sitting in her car, and fired two bullets into her abdomen. The rapper tried to flee in her Escalade but crashed it a flew blocks from the scene and jumped in a cab instead. Barnes-Joseph meanwhile was taken to St. Vincent's hospital where she had to have emergency surgery, the bullet having just missed her uterus and kidneys. She identified the shooter as Remy Ma, and a warrant was issued for the rapper's arrest. Remy, looking "tired and disheveled," arrived at the Sixth Precinct at 8pm with her lawyer to surrender to police, and was charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal weapons possession. Her lawyer, Scott Leemon, said the following:
Do not jump to conclusions. These are merely allegations and Remy denies them adamantly.
The victim remains in stable condition. Which sucks for Remy Ma cause if she'd died - man, think of the street cred...