Remy Ma: 5 Fast Fast Facts You Need to Know

 1. Remy Served 6 Years in Prison For Illegal Weapon Possession and Assault

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Rapper Remy Ma attends the VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens at David Geffen Hall on July 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for VH1)

Remy Ma at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors in 2016 (Getty)

According to BET, Remy was involved in an altercation that went from verbal to violent. She accused an associate of hers, Makeda Barnes-Joseph, of stealing $3,000 from her. The altercation escalated and resulted in Makeda being on the receiving end of a firearm. Remy was convicted of assault, illegal weapon possession, and attempted coercion in 2008 and sentenced to prison for eight years. She was sent to Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women where she was held for six years.

Remy was released in August 2014, Rap-Up reported that she was supposed to be released in July, but was kept longer due to bad behavior. On the day of her release, she was picked up in a white Lamborghini. She told Billboard that she wanted to get her hair and nails done immediately after being released. While in prison Remy was able to receive an Associated degree in Sociology.

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