NYPD has confirmed to Billboard that Remy Ma was arrested and charged with assault on Wednesday afternoon (May 1) around 12:30 p.m. at the 13th Precinct.
TMZ reported that the 38-year-old rapper turned herself into authorities with her attorney at her side. She was then booked for a midemeanor.
The charges allegedly stem from an incident that took place at Manhattan’s Irving Plaza on April 16. Love & Hip-Hop: New York star Brittney Taylor claimed that Remy Ma punched her in the face during an alleged backstage altercation at the Pretty Lou Benefit Concert. Taylor had been prepping a civil suit, but will now fully cooperate with authorities, according to her lawyer.
“This arrest demonstrates how serious this matter is, it is real life and not reality TV entertainment,” Taylor’s attorney, Sandford Rubenstein, said in a statement. “The victim Brittney Taylor has confidence in our system of justice and will continue to fully cooperate with the authorities.”