Remy Ma's Victim Presses On With Suit Against Label
Rapper Remy Ma's shooting victim is borrowing legal strategies from suits against pedophile priests to press her multimillion-dollar claim against the femcee's label, Universal Music Group.
There's a parallel to the pedophile scandal — at least that's what Lauren Raysor, attorney for Makeda Barnes-Joseph, hopes to prove to the appellate court after the $10 million suit was dismissed last year. Raysor stated her case earlier this week.
"Failure to supervise, negligent hiring, and negligent retention," Raysor tells the Voice. "[Universal] continued to feature her on their site right after the shooting, and linked their website to Remy Ma's website."
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Barnes-Joseph, formerly a friend of the rapper before the two fought over money, initially filed suit in Bronx Supreme Court.
Raysor previously told reporters: "Universal hires and encourages rap artists to act violently and engage in anti-social behavior in order to sell CDs. Thus, part of the performer's persona promoted by the company is to 'keep it real' and remain 'gangsta.' "
Remy Ma's husband, Brooklyn rapper Papoose — they got married after she was locked up — said earlier this month that he's optimistic that she won't serve near her full term and insists that the appeal of her conviction is going well.
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