Friends tried to restrain him and court officers told him to keep it moving as he middle-fingered the legal system.. "I don't care. Lock me up. Lock me up. Take me to jail. Arrest me. It's all about money." " />
May 13 2008
Remy Ma goes to court

Remy Ma Sentenced to Eight Years in Jail. The Wedding is Still On.

This afternoon Remy Ma was sentenced to eight years in jail for shooting Makeda-Barnes Joseph in the stomach.

When the verdict was read, Remy’s soon-to-be-husband, Papoose went wild in the courtroom. He screamed, “Get the f-ck off me. F-ck ya’ll. F-ck jail.” Friends tried to restrain him and court officers told him to keep it moving as he middle-fingered the legal system.. “I don’t care. Lock me up. Lock me up. Take me to jail. Arrest me. It’s all about money.”

See >> “Remy Ma Sentenced to Eight Years as Papoose Explodes ..”

Two weeks ago, Remy Ma called DJ Kay Slay’s radio show in good spirits, saying she was innocent and basically a victim, because she didn’t have the kind of money it takes to put up a true defense in court.

Remy continued that today..

“Throughout this unfortunate case, I was advised from my attorney to stay silent but now I want you all to see me for me and what I’ve gone through. Reporters and newspapers have called me a ‘hardcore rapper,’ a ‘hip-hop harlot’ - Remy Ma is just a music industry name. A facade. I’m not a thug. I’m not a hardcore anything. I have feelings. I’m Remy Smith - No, I’m Remy Mackie. I’m a wife, mother, daughter and big sister.”

Judge Rena Unilever gave Remy less than the 13 years the prosecution wanted, but wasn’t convinced by Remy’s angelic claims. “This is a pattern,” Unilever said. “The previous times haven’t been as severe. Smith doesn’t take responsibility for her actions. Her letter to the court and her statement today showed no remorse. She even painted herself as the victim.”

Remy Ma’s attorneys plan to file an appeal.
And despite the jailhouse wedding being called off yesterday, she and Papoose are still getting married.

*Papoose’s govt. name is Shamele Mackie. That’s where she got that ‘I’m Remy Mackie’ from.*

☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

1 kronyboi Tue, May 13, 2008 - 4:46 pm

Joe is sippin on sum sizzurp wit disnewz…

2 There is a God. Tue, May 13, 2008 - 5:24 pm

Papoose is a bonafide idiot for acting the way he did in court. They should have locked his ass up too. Hey Poose, she shot another person, and you want to get all outraged when she gets time for it. What the f**k is up with that? Remy Ma, sometimes the justice system does work and this is one case where it did. See ya’ in 8 years.

3 npayne Tue, May 13, 2008 - 7:06 pm

As a black male and an Bronx rep.;I am deeply saddened and embarrassed by the behavior of Pap and Remy.
You do the crime, you do the time.
Why does every rapper blame the media when something happens?
On her records she talked about crime drugs and the related, I didnt hear any records about being a mother a wife or a daughter.
Did she ever apologize to the girl she shot?
I have sympathy for those who feel or are led to believe that selling drugs is the only way to prosperity these are the only people who deserve to be outraged when sentenced; Not drunk little girls who are willing to kill over 3000 bucks.
This case speaks to a larger issue of “the blame everybody else” mentality that we as black people need to abandon.
At least when Prodigy got locked up he took it like a G.
Dont blame the white man because you wanted to be a tough girl.
Dont blame the white man because you cant afford a good defense.
The right thing for her to do would have been to speak to all the little kids watching and say: violence aint the answer; look at were it got me.
Hopefully someone somewhere will learn form this.
But I can already hear the ‘Free Remy’songs playing now…

4 bxreppa Tue, May 13, 2008 - 7:09 pm

So now Remy’s not a thug?
Did she borrow her speech from Shyne’s sentencing speech?

5 Nicole Tue, May 13, 2008 - 8:52 pm

npayne Remy has mentioned in her songs about being a mother to her son and hes in some of her music videos. Fuck that judge like Remy’s meant to be grateful she got 8 years i hope her appeal works out.

6 To Nicole Tue, May 13, 2008 - 9:34 pm

So what she has mentioned her son in her songs. The shit that she does warrants her son being taken from her. She is sad and needs to do the whole eight years, if not more. How anyone can say they hope her appeal works out supports someone being shot in the stomach. SHE SHOT A HUMAN BEING. What part of that do her so-called fans not get? How would feel if that was one of your family members that she put a bullet in?

7 To nPayne Wed, May 14, 2008 - 1:18 am with you on your comment, i could not have said that any practically stole my thunder.  I also read that somewhat apology that she gave to Barnes-Joseph “I apologize for not saving you from your physical and mental scars”...that to me sounds like a warning, something like a “watch your back b!t*%, this aint over” 


8 Buttafly G. Wed, May 14, 2008 - 3:27 pm

This is sad. I heard her plea but look at the verdict?

How would you even get into a situation like this if it wasn’t a half truth involved??..

Shooting someone in the stomach is attempted Murder at the least… she could have bled to death then, it would have been murder….

How could she have been innocent??

She wanted to go hard on but ignorance has a price.

Obviously she wasn’t thinking of her son when she did what she did.

All there is now is an apology. She couldn’t even tell her side of the story to us because her lawyers know what’s up….
Loose lips sink ships and this ship has sunkin’.

The verdict obviously says she’s guilty of something… aggravated assault or something like it, if it’s only eight years. That’s if she does that?

This is going to be an ongoing thing unless she comes out another person.

As for Papoose? He lost his mind that’s all because she f**ked up. He’s trying to represent her though in the most ignorant fashion available. Saying “Lock me up” unless he’s immune to getting locked up that was really dumb.

9 Buttafly G. Wed, May 14, 2008 - 3:31 pm

Just one more thing she wrote songs about herself no one knows about the songs she sings being positive where was she being an example for her son? Rounchy rough.

Where was the representation of a black women who wants to get real respect not respect for being nasty.

10 Janet Corner Thu, May 15, 2008 - 8:21 am

After being imprisoned for 25 years, she couldn’t repeat the same mistake!


11 D Thu, May 15, 2008 - 11:05 am


12 To Everybody Sat, May 17, 2008 - 10:15 pm

Remy Ma is guilty for shooting another human being but what did the girl she shot get? Nothing. Think about it though! Why did she shoot her? Cuz she supposedly stole some money. Money makes the world go crazy. Theres two things at the top of the world…Money anc Confidence…Remy had the confidence and she had money, but if someone takes ya money i’m pretty sure you’d do something to them (maybe not shoot them) but you’d make them hurt! I feel that she should do her time cuz if she’s good then the she don’t have to serve the whole thing. I Love Remy Ma…she’s out there doing her thing, holdin it down for female rappers.

13 Wow Sat, May 17, 2008 - 10:53 pm

You think that she is out ther holding it down for female rappers. How, by shooting people? By being in jail? If the girl stole her money then Remy should press charges against her and let the system take care of the situation. You are saying that Remy has money but Remy herself is saying that lack of money put her in jail. This thug is not holding it down for nobody she is making females and female rappers look bad. Please find a new idol or you will be sitting next to her in a jail cell.

14 Cheif footinyourass Sun, May 18, 2008 - 1:10 am

Remy Papoose they are their own worst enemy.
Scum ike these people need prison for life so they can’t breed more trash!

15 tension Wed, Jun 04, 2008 - 10:08 am

f*ck the system it dont do shit, take my money i will do the same thing, ride that remy all the best for your appeal

16 RemyMa Fri, Jan 09, 2009 - 6:26 pm

yall on here acting like all Remy do
is act thug..I have all kind of dvds and
she is a very loving mother..she works hard at what she does…
she talks a bout her childhood in her songs as well
and if yall had been through what she had you may have reacted the same..
I think it was stupid what she did cuz im pissed now
I dont get to hear her music..
Some of that gangsta shit she talkin bout is from her past..she aint just a m,enace running around the streets..

17 RemaMa Fri, Jan 09, 2009 - 6:31 pm

And there aint nothing wrong with wanting Remy free either..
I agree that if it was my fam that got shot I would want justice…but if someone in your family shot someone..wouldnt you want them out of jail?
we all know that we could be on either side of the story..

18 step up 2 da plate Mon, May 17, 2010 - 6:21 pm

to begin with u shuldnt wear the THUG out fit if ur not prepared for da thug consaquences even if u didnt do it

19 Hop Off Thu, Jul 01, 2010 - 2:14 pm

How about every body just hop off She should of shot all u lil basterds so f**k u haters FREE REMY

20 kiana mickey Fri, Oct 15, 2010 - 12:09 am

Well all this biff dats goin on wif nikki yo remy needs 2 hop on her and set her sh*t in order remy ma yea da best NYC all day baby

21 mack Sun, Nov 28, 2010 - 4:00 pm

im just wondering what any of you actually know about remy ma. To those of you who say all she sang about is crime and drugs YOU are ignorant and just showing the fact that you dont listen to any of her mixtapes.
none of you know her as a person so get off your computer and judge some people who you genuinely know.
f**k any of you who think you are good enough to say shit about her, for all you know the government is controlling what you know about this situation.
Remy is human and is allowed to make mistakes lets remember.  None of you would understand why she thinks she is a victim because you aren’t her - so don’t tell her how to feel.  And think of how you would feel if your newly wed spouse went to jail - I think Pap had a right to be angry even if he wasn’t making legitimate argument he is allowed to express emotions.

22 FUCKRemyLOVENicki! Mon, Jul 16, 2012 - 1:38 am

aye , I feel like she wanted to play and act hard like she was the baddest bitch and the game and all that. But when the HARD shit hit her she coudn’t handle it. She probably thought she could get away with what she did by soundin all sad and shit. Nah, ma iton work that way! You took time out to shoot ole girl i the stomach so take time out and do your 8 years!
F*CK Remy Ma , LOVE Nicki Minaj!

23 Cocoa79 Sat, Nov 03, 2012 - 6:03 am

These comments are based on rather or not you guys like Remy Ma from what you all recurve from her rather it’s her rap or the portion of her personality that you all think you know. When the point is, it’s sad all the way around the boarder. Her money should not have been stolen from someone she loves, and she shouldn’t have shot someone she loves. They were both wrong, period.

24 Cocoa79 Sat, Nov 03, 2012 - 6:05 am