Remy Ma sentenced to eight years in jail

Rapper says she still plans to wed

Remy Ma was sentenced today (May 13) to eight years in prison for a shooting incident outside a New York nightclub last summer.

The rapper, whose real name is Remy Smith, was convicted of assault, weapon possession and attempted coercion. The sentence, which could have been up to 25 years in jail, came down from the New York Supreme Court.

Remy Ma was teary-eyed when she heard the decision, reports the Associated Press. The 26-year-old claims that the shooting was an accident and plans to appeal the decision.

Last month she announced plans to marry her fiancé, fellow rapper Papoose, while in jail. Her attorney said that the couple intend to go ahead with marriage plans despite the sentence.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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