Remy Ma Victim Sues Rapper, Universal Records, And Bar That Served Her Drinks

Makeda Barnes-Joseph filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit in a Bronx court today against Remy Ma, Universal Music Group, Sure Shot Recordings, and The Pizza Bar, the Manhattan establishment where she and the rapper were partying before the Barnes-Joseph was shot. The court documents are available to view at TMZ.com.

The suit claims UMG and Sure Shot created and marketed an image for Remy Ma that promotes her as “anti-social, violent, physically aggressive and intimidating, anti-authoritarian, confrontational, disrespectful and at times, being engaged in criminal and illegal conduct without regard to the consequences thereof to said personae and to the general public and specifically, to [Barnes-Joseph].”

The bar where the two spent time before the shooting is also named in the lawsuit. Legal reps for Barnes-Joseph allege employees of The Pizza Bar served alcoholic beverages to Remy Ma “became visibly intoxicated” and contributed to her later actions.

On July 14, 2007, Remy Ma was accused of shooting Barnes-Joseph after the two left the birthday party of a mutual friend. The former Terror Squad star alleged Barnes-Joseph stole money from her and confronted her friend. After a brief scuffle, Remy Ma shot Barnes-Joseph in the stomach and hurried off. The rapper was later arrested and charged.

The case went to trial and Remy Ma was eventually convicted in March of this year. She was sentenced to eight year in prison after prosecutor argued the rapper’s motives and attempted to secure her in prison for up to 13 years.

Barnes-Joseph was hospitalized after the shooting and is seeking up to $10 million for pain and suffering stemming from the incident.—LaTisha Robbins

  • SOFAKING

    MONEY MAKE ME CUM!!!! hungry bitch

  • http://xxlmag.com houston’s finest

    fuck it, it’s 2008, get ur money girl. if remy was dumb enough to shoot her, then she should pay up. now the record company and the bar? get the fuck outta here.

  • dusty boy

    That bitch need to quit bein’ a “nigga” and go make her own money!!! Suein’ people is not a hustle!! It makes you a weak ass, fuckin’ lame, hater!!! Im glad Remy shot that bitch!! Ima TRILL hustler, I grind for mine, all yall who support suein’ can eat a DICK!!!

    Awready!!!

    Texas What it do?!!!!

    • Town Business

      Suing corporations is a hustle you fuck, we are in America and it is part of our society. Oh yeah Dusty ass broad you bottom of the barrel nigga learn how to spell, pick up a book and stop picking sweet grass for a minute.

  • Dr Flav

    “After an brief scuffle, Remy Ma shot Barnes-Joseph in the stomach and hurried off.” LOL

    So dusty boy, Im on my way down there to bust you in the gullet with my .45 and you just take that pain and eat that hospital bill, because Im large like that, ya dig? The record company should pay due to the fact that she represents them and they actually do promote this broad character to sell records and if the bartender continued to serve her drinks after being intoxicated they can be assumed as liable to, happens in DUI murders and injuries frequently. The broad is a loser to shoot her supposed homegirl over a couple of stacks and if you cant see that, you a loser too and you can grind these nuts on your forehead.

  • Datnigga

    I ain’t takin no sides but anybody supporting Remy dumb ass for shooting her friend in the stomach should eat a elaphants dick!!!!!LOL!! I don’t give a fuck about Remy, Universal weak ass record label or that dumb ass bar!! The dumb ass female rapper did the dumb ass crime which was the dumbest shit I’ve heard a celebrity do in a minute! Why? Somebody tell me why she shooting bitches in the stomach? Opps my bad the gun went off by accident……. sure. No way around this so fuck the dick suckin DJs and radio stations too that take her side!!!!!!!!

  • Real Talk

    Good. That’s what happens when you shoot people, probably over somethin dumb too. The victim deserves to recover damages from her shooter. In case you didn’t hear, the woman can’t have children no more because of the injury.

    That’s stupid though: the record label and the bar didn’t pull no trigger they shouldnt be gettin sued. This is that irresonsible corporation bullshit we heard back durin the whole Ice T/Cop Killa/WB fiasco except in this case there is really a crime. This is gangsta rap and alcohol bein blamed for violence when it should be just Remy takin the blame.

  • Suckafree

    That chick is the definition of GREEDY, REMY DIDNT DO NOTHING TO HER AND NOW SHE WANTS TO SUE EVERYBODY AND THEY MAMMA THE OLE KITCHEN SINK TACTIC.. FREE REMY MA

  • The_Truth

    Damn shame how we imitate white people. . .

  • the executive

    remy ain’t got money, that’s why she couldn’t afford a decent lawyer to fight the case.How you gon’ sue the bar for serving drinks? That’s the purpose, and if YOU didn’t steal that 3 stacks, this would not had happen. Maybe I should sue my neighbor for the squirrel I hit when it ran out of his front yard. I mean he contribute to squirrel’s death by not having a gate. GTFOH!!!!!

  • ^ face crap B4 this

    Fuck, Remy-Ma is dumbest rapper alive for doing that stupid azz shit(Real bosses don’t show they teeth)!!!

    Uhh, the bitch who got shot! Tell her she can keep the money she stole, and stick that bullshit azz lawsuit up her azz, and massage her wound from the inside…

  • Worley

    Makeda Barnes-Joseph is looking to get off her back for a living.

  • Khayan from the bronx

    IF REMY REALLY SHOT THAT GIRL THE SHE DESRVES EVERY PENNY SHE CAN GET. I’AM NOT SURE HOW MUCH SHE GOING TO GET EVEN IF SHE GET A BIG JUDGEMENT. IST SHE WILL BE LUCK IF REMY GOT A MILLION DOLLARS. WHICH I REALLY DOUBT. AS FAR HAS THE RECORD LABEL. WITH ALL THE TROUBLE RAPPERS GET INTO THESE DAYS I’AM SURE THERE IS SOMETHING IN THERE CONTRACT THAT COVERS SHIT LIKE THIS. AND THE CLUB…LOL….SHE MUST BE CRAZY. I LIVE IN NYC. AND IF U WOULD SUE A CLUB FOR EVERYTIME A NIGGA GET DRUNK AND ACT STUPIS ATER THE PARTY. WE WOULD ALL BE RICH

  • Mcdatruest

    If a nigga rob me, can I sue the government since they created White priveledge in the job market and justice systems and made us just the Niggers? If anybody Black shoot me can I sue BET for airing Beef and getting rid of the BET News by stating that they are limiting Black people to seeing confrontation as a way of gainig publicity and money? Can Remy sue universal too then, by saying they funded her “aggressiveness” or whatever that broke whore said they did with Remy. I would personally think that she should finish the job Remy started and kill herself. But on another note, Universal them Jewish bastards all they care about is “creating gangters” to market anyway. They need to go die and let real hip hop live

  • Mella Yella

    Wasnt that the point of all this? She is literally making her pay as if jail time wasnt enough. It should be one or the other.

    Free Remy!!!!!!!!

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