Judge gives Remy Ma 8 years in prison

Her weekend wedding was called off after her fiance allegedly came to the jail with a handcuff key
May 13, 2008 5:40:38 PM PDT
Remy Ma's wedding plans are up in the air. But a judge has made definite plans for the Grammy-nominated rapper: eight years in prison for shooting a woman outside a Manhattan nightclub. The state Supreme Court sentence was handed Tuesday to the 26-year-old rapper, whose real name is Remy Smith, for assault, weapon possession and attempted coercion.

Remy Ma, who could have faced up to 25 years in prison, was teary-eyed as she heard the sentence.

The rapper says the shooting last summer was an accident; an appeal is planned.

Correction officials say they called off her weekend wedding at the Rikers Island jail after the groom - fellow rapper Papoose - showed up with a handcuff key.

Remy Ma's lawyer, Ivan Fisher, denies that the key could be used to unlock handcuffs. Papoose is not charged.

Fisher says the two still plan to wed - perhaps after the bride-to-be's transfer to an upstate prison.