Shooting Victim Testifies at Remy Ma’s Assault Trial

Makeda Barnes-Joseph, the woman who Remy Ma allegedly shot in the abdomen during an argument last summer, took the stand at the rapper’s assault trial on Friday (March 14). According to the Associated Press, Barnes-Joseph testified that Remy jumped into her car brandishing a black and silver pistol at around 3:30 a.m. on July 14, 2007. The two women had been arguing over $3000 in cash that was missing from the rapper’s purse, which Barnes-Joseph had been holding earlier in the evening. The victim says that she didn’t think Remy was going to actually shoot her, although she stated that she was “in so much rage” when she got into the vehicle. Barnes-Joseph then claimed that the former Terror Squad MC fired the weapon as the two struggled in the car. Ivan Fisher, the rapper’s attorney, asked Barnes-Joseph whether she was exaggerating the events in an effort to secure a large settlement in a related civil suit. Fisher has asserted that the shooting was accidental.