Remy Ma Turns Herself In Over Alleged Assault Of Former Love And Hip Hop Co-Star
Well that escalated quickly.
Two weeks after Remy Ma was accused of punching former Love and Hip Hop New York co-star Brittney Taylor backstage during a benefit concert at Irving Plaza, she has turned herself in to police in NYC.
According to TMZ, she surrendered to police on Wednesday with her attorney by her side. They report that she has been hit with a misdemeanor assault charge.
Taylor claimed that at the concert, there was a misunderstanding that took place over Remy’s stepdaughter, Dejenae. Taylor said she told Remy that she came to Dejenae’s aid when they were both in Miami recently, but the star didn’t take well to the information. (Why Taylor felt the concert was the best place to share that info, we’re not sure.)
“What happened with me and Dej in Miami is I saved her—I saved her life, and [Remy] got aggressive,” she told the New York Daily News. “She was like, ‘That’s not what I heard,’ and she punched me in the face.”
Soon after the stories surfaced about Remy’s rough encounter with Taylor, she was photographed wearing an ankle bracelet.
The star was previously in 2008 of convicted of assault, illegal weapon possession, as well as attempted coercion for shooting a former friend, Makeda Barnes-Joseph, over claims the woman stole money from her. She ended up serving six years over the incident, being released in 2014. She is still on probation and reportedly was set to complete it in August.
Taylor’s attorney, Sanford Rubenstein, told TMZ that his client “has confidence in our system of justice and will continue to fully cooperate with the authorities.”
When speaking for herself to the Daily News, Taylor said that she was being so vocal about what she’d been through, despite Remy’s standing in hip-hop, because she didn’t appreciate her treatment.
“I just don’t feel like it’s okay for people to put their hands on someone that’s not being malicious to them,” she said, “that’s being genuine.”