Facing a first degree assault after shooting a pal, Remy Ma was not allowed to leave U.S.A. to do her European tour.
Having to face serious charges for allegedly shooting an acquaintance, Remy Ma might have to cancel her European tour. The problem arose after the request of the hip-hopper to travel Europe for a five-country concert tour has been denied.
On Thursday, December 21, in New York City, Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Rena Uviller said that the 26-year-old rapper could not leave the United States because of her criminal charges. Uviller stood on her decision though Ma's attorney, Ivan Fisher, told her that the tour would gave earn Ma as much as 40,000 dollars which she needed because she weren't able to make any booking or recording contracts after her arrest.
On July 14, 2007, the 'Conceited' singer was accused of shooting Makeda Barnes-Joseph in the abdomen twice after leaving a party in Greenwich Village. Before the incident, Ma claimed that she lost 2,000 dollars and accused Barnes-Joseph of taking it from her purse. A day after the shooting, Ma submitted herself to the police.
The following month, the rapper was arrested following a bar fight in the Bronx, New York City. This time, she was charged with witness intimidation and gang assault adding to her first degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon charges. She pleaded not guilty for all of the charges and was released on 250,000 bail. Ma is expected to return to court on January 22, 2008.