Remy Ma faces third-degree assault charges after turning herself in to police for attacking a former reality television castmate.
The incident occurred April 16 when Remy Ma allegedly punched Brittney Taylor in the eye at Irving Plaza located in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan. The two, who appeared on VH1’s Love and Hip-Hop: New York, were attending a fundraising concert hosted by Fat Joe.
Taylor claims Remy Ma, 38, punched her in the right eye, causing bruising and swelling, which prompted the 29-year-old to seek treatment at Mount Sinai Hospital. Taylor posted a photo of her injury to Instagram and has since deleted the post.
“This arrest demonstrates how serious this matter is,” Taylor’s attorney, Sandford Rubenstein, said. “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.”
“What happened with me and Dej in Miami is I saved her—I saved her life, and [Remy] got aggressive [when Brittany told her at Irving],” she said. “She was like, ‘That’s not what I heard,’ and she punched me in the face.”
Taylor also said she wants the Bronx rapper to be held accountable for her actions.
“I just don’t feel like it’s okay for people to put their hands on someone that’s not being malicious to them, that’s being genuine,” she added
“She’s supposed to be someone with the status and power that she can use for good or bad,” she said. “She shouldn’t be punching someone — punching someone so hard in the face to the point that here we are four days later and my eye’s only getting worse. It really hurts.”
Remy Ma’s attorney, Dawn Florio, told TMZ all of the allegations leveraged against her client is false. Florio said she has video evidence that will place Remy in her residence at the time Taylor alleged the attack happened. Florio also found it suspicious that Taylor sought a civil lawyer to represent her.
In 2014, Remy Ma was released from prison after serving eight years in prison for shooting a woman. She completed her parole in August but could find herself back in prison if convicted of assaulting Taylor.