Updated: Rapper Remy Ma Released From Jail Today!

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UPDATE:

According to REVOLT, Remy Ma remains incarcerated and has not been released contrary to reports.

Rapper Remy Ma is finally leaving a New York prison after serving 6 years for shooting an acquaintance over $3,000. In 2008, Remy shot Makeeda Barnes-Joseph outside of a New York City nightclub. She was sentence to 8 years behind bars, but was released 2 years early for good behavior.

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The former Terror Squad member and Lean Back lyricist, called into Angie Martinez’s New York radio show Power 105, from prison to discuss her long awaited return to Hip Hop, and her admiration for fellow female MC Nicki Minaj.

She said,

“Nicki has always been a supporter and vice versa. I like what she does. She’s done wonderful things for females, but I just wish there was more of them. I don’t know what they’re doing; they’re letting these guys take over.”

CLICK THROUGH TO SEE WHAT OTHER RAPPERS HAVE BEEN LOCKED UP

Upon release, Remy will immediately start filming a reality show about her new life as an ex-convict trying to start fresh as a mother, wife and entertainer.

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CLICK THROUGH TO SEE WHAT OTHER RAPPERS HAVE BEEN LOCKED UP

Mystikal

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Mystikal attends the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on August 22, 2013 in New York City.
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Oh, I know you remember “Shake it fast… but watch yourself. Shake it fast. Show me what you’re workin’ wit.” That song was hot in 2000. His scratchy voice and Pharrell’s smooth lilt made this song an instant success. People clamored for more from the New Orleans rapper. But then Mystikal got sent up for sexual assault and extortion charges in 2004 ad the charges continued to snowball causing him to go in an out of custody through 2012.

Ja Rule

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Rapper Ja Rule attends the premiere of Overture Films” “Brooklyn’s Finest on March 2, 2010 in New York City.
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Ja Rule was on top of the world. His cuts with Ashanti were like fire on the radio. Then he got sent up for tax evasion and illegal gun possession. Two years in jail while he was still relevant. This right when he was ready to drop another album.

DMX

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Troubled rapper DMX leaving his New York City, New York hotel with his family on August 8, 2013.
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DMX just keeps going back. This rapper’s voice is one of the most recognizable in the industry. How many of us have his lyric from “Party Up in Here in our minds when stuff gets crazy? “Y’all gon’ make me lose my mind up in here, up in here…” That’s how I felt the first time I heard DMX get caught. His legal issues started in 1998. Even though he didn’t go to jail that rape and sodomy accusation cast a pall over Earl’s head (DMX’s real name is Earl Simmons). In 1999 he went up for weapons possessions charges and the snowball began. Since then DMX has been charged with everything from animal cruelty, identity falsification, and drug possession.

T.I.

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T.I enjoys a night out at Supperclub on April 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
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There’s so much to like about T.I. that something like finding about him serving a jail term can feel like an assault to the senses. But the fact is this likeable rapper from Georgia has been there more than once. He spent time in jail for drug possession and weapons possession. He also violated the terms of his probation and had to go back in twice.

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