Remy Ma Haunted By Violent Past, "She Had Limited Discipline But She'd Never Start Trouble" Says Fri

ImageWhile Remy Ma emphatically declared her innocence of attempted murder charges to reporters outside her New Jersey home yesterday (July 16), the man responsible for introducing her to Big Pun, says her past may be an issue.

According to New York's Daily News, Remy (born Remy Smith) hollered at journalists who questioned her about the charges from the second floor window of her house.

"I didn't shoot my friend!," the Bronx bred rapper said. "I didn't shoot nobody!"

Remy is accused of shooting her friend Makeda Barnes-Joseph after the two left Manhattan's Pizza Bar early Saturday morning (July 14).

"I talked to her yesterday," rapper Sunkiss said. "She's very focused at the situation. She wants it to just go away. It's going to take a lot of money and praying. I mean shit, she had priors - the judge is going to take all of that into consideration."

Sunkiss is right; this is not the first time Remy has been connected with weapons possession. In 2003 Remy plead guilty to misdemeanor assault, after she was charged with threatening a man named Alvin Lewis with a gun. According to court papers Remy accused Lewis of hitting her niece and fired the gun close to his head, but missed.

"I tried to reason with her and she just pointed the gun at my head and squeezed the trigger," Lewis told the New York Post.

Remy, who is known for having a short temper, has had various encounters with the law and her displays of rage have been well documented.

In 1996, Remy allegedly bashed the face of a 15-year-old girl in a homeless shelter and allegedly hurled a statue through a man's window in the Bronx in 1998.

"I don't know the details of different situations but I know I always heard she was pugilistic - short tempered and pugilistic," said Sunkiss, who was responsible for introducing Remy to her mentor Big Pun. "She had limited discipline when she was antagonized but she'd never start trouble. If she was antagonized she embraced the philosophy of self defense. She'd have to be antagonized, she didn't go around starting trouble, she just wanted to have fun. But she's not going to tolerate disrespect."

Charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault and weapons possession, Remy plead not guilty and was released on $250,000 bond on Sunday (July 17).

Barnes-Joseph, who had held Remy's purse briefly while they partied at the Pizza Bar, claims the rapper accused her of stealing about $3,000 from her purse before shooting her twice in the torso. Remy then allegedly fled the scene in her blue Cadillac Escalade, crashing into a parked car a few blocks later.

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