Remy Ma's Court Date Postponed, Lawyer Calls Out Sick

ImageRemy Ma's hearing in Manhattan Criminal court was put off this morning until Jan. 17 because the rapper's lawyer, Ivan Fisher, called in sick.

Remy (born Remy Smith) was scheduled to appear for a pre-trial hearing today, after being accused of shooting long-time associate Makeda Barnes- Joseph twice in the abdomen. Remy maintains her innocence in the crime.

Barnes-Joseph was shot last July outside a New York club after she and Remy both attended a mutual friend's party. The incident was allegedly sparked when Rem discovered $2,000 missing from her purse and accused Barnes-Joseph of stealing the money.

In addition to Remy's criminal case, the shooting victim has Rem on the hook for $80 mil. in a civil lawsuit naming the rapper, Universal Music Group and others who play a major role in Rem's career.

Barnes-Joseph alleges the label is responsible for encouraging the rapper's violent behavior.

Barnes-Joseph originally filed the suit seeking $20 million dollars on Dec. 26, but has since upped the amount.

Fisher called the suit a publicity stunt and said Barnes-Joseph is looking for the deepest pockets she can find.