A judge handed rapper Remy Ma an eight-year sentence for shooting a woman outside of a West Side hot spot last summer. Tears rolled down her cheeks throughout much of the sentencing including when Remy made her plea for leniency. “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,” said Remy as tears fell. “Reporters and newspapers have called me a ‘hardcore rapper,’ a ‘hip-hop harlot’âRemy 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 SmithâNo, I’m Remy Mackie. I’m a wife, mother, daughter and big sister.” Judge Rena Uviller was unconvinced, saying Remy thinks she is free to take whatever actions she wants based on the hardships of her life. But the judge still hit Remy with a lighter sentence than the 13-year bid sought by prosecutors. “This is not the first time Ms. Smith has engaged in violence,” Judge Uviller said. “This is a pattern. 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.” Before delivering the eight-year sentence, Uviller added “This is not about hip hop. This is about the individual, Remy. She is a danger to others.” Hip Hop newcomer Papoose exploded in a fit of anger outside the Manhattan courtroom just moments after his tearful bride-to-be, Remy Ma, received her sentenced. “Get the f**k off me. F**k ya’ll. F**k jail,” screamed Papoose as his 10-person entourage restrained him and court officers told him to move it along and exit the hallway outside of Manhattan Supreme Court, reports the village Voice. “I don’t care. Lock me up. Lock me up. Take me to jail. Arrest me. It’s all about money.” Remy’s lawyers said they planned an appeal.
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