Rapper Remy Ma*, who is currently in jail awaiting her sentence for shooting a friend she accused of stealing $3,000 dollars, is going to get married behind bars. Wow, that sounds totally classy.
The lucky groom is rapper Papoose (born Shamele Mackie). What an odd name for a rapper to choose; do they look up the meaning first? I mean, how can you be a big tough rapper when you’re name means Native American baby or young child? I’m just saying.
About 200 weddings are performed each year at Rikers Island, which offers chaplains and chapels, said city Department of Correction spokesman Stephen Morello. Only two guests will be permitted, and the couple won’t be allowed to wear rings with protruding gems. Celebrity Mound – Rapper Remy Ma Plans NYC Jail Nuptials
*… Police say [Remy Ma] was with a group of people outside the Pizza Bar, a Manhattan nightspot, when a fight broke out at 4 a.m. A gunshot to the torso wounded Makeda Barnes-Joseph, who was at that time Ma’s best friend and was sitting in her car at the time. Witnesses indicated Ma was enraged over $3000 USD that was missing from her purse and believed Barnes-Joseph to be involved with the theft, due to Barnes-Joseph being the last to have Ma’s purse. Police sources indicate that Barnes-Joseph identified Ma as the shooter. Security tapes from inside the club showed the rapper with her friends, but had no footage of the altercation. Police asked Ma to come in for questioning after they discovered the abandoned Blue Cadillac Escalade, which had collided with a parked car a few blocks from the scene of the shooting. Barnes-Joseph was reported to be in the hospital in stable condition. Ma pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder, assault, and criminal weapon possession.
…a judge refused to dismiss witness-tampering charges over an incident where one of the boyfriends of a witness was assaulted and Ma is suspected of organizing the event.
…[Remy] Ma was convicted of assault, illegal weapon possession and attempted coercion in connection with these charges… [she] faces up to 25 years in prison.