Remy Ma is back to having another run-in with the law, and this time it is assault charges filed against the rapper which resulted in her getting arrested Wednesday, May 1. According to reports, Remy Ma was arrested for an alleged assault that occurred April 16 at around 9:30 p.m.
In a statement to E! News, the NYPD confirmed: “Remy Ma aka Reminisce Smith was arrested for assault at Irving Plaza against 29-year-old female Brittney Taylor.” Taylor happens to be a cast member on the VH1 show ‘Love and Hip Hop: New York.’
The police department also went on to explain to the outlet why the arrest happened on May 1, even though the assault took place practically weeks ago. The NYPD explained in a statement, Taylor “was embarrassed to report it at the time” but she ultimately “ended up filing April 17.”
The statement continued, “Remy surrendered to police at the 13 Pct today. She was placed into custody at 12:30 p.m. She is still in custody. Remy was charged with Assault,” reported E! News.
According to the police, Taylor has “sustained bruising to her right eye. The victim was treated at Mount Sinai for her injuries.” TMZ’s report of the incident details what transpired saying Taylor alleged Remy Ma punched her during the Pretty Lou Benefit Concert.
In a statement obtained by E! News, Sanford Rubenstein, Taylor’s attorney, condemned the alleged assault claiming: “This arrest demonstrates how serious this matter is, it is real life and not reality TV entertainment. The victim Brittney Taylor has confidence in our system of justice and will continue to fully cooperate with the authorities.”
Reportedly, the 38-year-old rapper will soon be arraigned for the case, as the Manhattan District Attorney’s office told the outlet, “She is awaiting arraignment for this case. We can’t provide guidance on her prior case or parole until she is arraigned. She will likely be arraigned this afternoon.”