HIP-HOP star Remy Ma has been sentenced to eight years in prison for shooting a woman outside a New York nightclub.
The 26-year-old Grammy nominee, whose real name is Remy Smith, was tearful as she heard the sentence handed down at New York state Supreme Court.
Smith denied assault, insisting the shooting was an accident. The jury heard Smith had shot her friend outside the Manhattan venue in July 2007 because she thought the woman had stolen US$3 000 from her.
She could have faced up to 25 years in prison. An appeal is planned, Associated Press reported. Last month it was announced she was planning to marry her fiance, fellow rapper Papoose, in prison. â€” BBC News.