Jury selection for the New York trial of a Grammy-nominated rapper accused of shooting an acquaintance over missing money will begin next week.
A Manhattan state Supreme Court justice has scheduled jury selection to begin March 6 in Remy Ma’s case.
The 26-year-old Bronx rapper is accused of shooting a woman in the abdomen last July after leaving a Greenwich Village party. She said the woman took $2,000 from her purse.
She has pleaded not guilty to assault and related charges and is free on $250,000 bail. She could face up to 25 years in prison if convicted.
The rapper was nominated for a Grammy as part of the Terror Squad for the 2004 smash Lean Back. She has appeared on recordings with Busta Rhymes and Eminem.
Her real name is Remy Smith.
P. Diddy is set to stand trial in May for allegedly assualting a man outside of an Oscar party last February. The alleged victim, Gerard Rechnitzer, claims that P. Diddy assualted him in a parking lot at the Rossevelt Hotel saying Diddy replied to him questioning Diddy for talking to his fiancee by saying “what the f**k you looking at dude? Iâ€™ll smack flames out of youâ€™re a**!” followed by punching him in the face without warning. The Associated Press is now reporting that Diddy won the first round in court yesterday (2/27) when a Superior Court Judge ruled that Diddy did not have to turn over fianancial information to Rechnitzer’s lawyers until the trial started. Diddy’s lawyers have a video tape from the hotel security team, which they say proves Rechnitzer made the first move, but the judge declined to view the tape due to poor quality of the footage.
R&B star Mario’s chances of winning the upcoming season of “Dancing With The Stars,” have taken a major hit – his professional partner has just undergone back surgery. Just two weeks before the start of the new series, Karina Smirnoff had surgery on Thursday morning. The dancer’s former partner and boyfriend Mario Lopez has revealed Smirnoff suffered an injury during the recent Dancing With The Stars U.S. tour. He tells U.S. news show Extra she’s expected “to make a full recovery” in time for the launch of the new season on 17 March (08). Don’t you guys love Mario’s purse?