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Lawyer in Remy Ma Case Puts Labels to Task

Lauren Raysor, the prosecutor in the case that landed Bronx rapper Remy Ma behind bars, is asking record companies to put a “morality clause” in their artists’s contracts.

It has been two years since Remy shot Raysor’s client, Makeda Barnes-Joseph, in downtown Manhattan in an alleged dispute over money, and Raysor plans to mark the anniversary by publicly calling out record company executives in a press conference for their role in their signees’s violent acts.

Raysor will announce her new proposal for record companies at noon today (August 24). “Lauren P. Raysor is asking all record companies to insert a ‘morality clause’ in their contracts with all artists— not just rap and hip-hop artists— as a way to show them there are consequences for their actions,” a spokesman for the attorney said in a press release. “Ms. Raysor will have visuals explaining what the morality clause entails, as well as a 12-foot-long timeline chronicling violent incidents involving rap and hip-hop artists.”

Remy is currently serving an eight-year bid after she was convicted of assault, illegal weapon possession and attempted coercion in connection with charges of shooting Barnes-Joseph back in May 2008. Remy maintains her innocence while she is incarcerated. –Elan Mancini

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