Rapper Remy Ma arrested on assault charges

(AP) - Remy Ma has been arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge for allegedly attacking a reality television personality in New York City last month.
Police say the 38-year-old Grammy-nominated rapper, whose real name is Remy Smith, turned herself in on Wednesday. She's accused of punching her "Love & Hip Hop New York" co-star Brittney Taylor in the face during an April 16 concert at Irving Plaza in Manhattan.

Police say the victim reported the incident the next day and claimed she sustained bruising to her right eye.

Ma's lawyer, Dawn Florio, denied the allegations, saying her client never touched her. Ma was released on $1,500 bail and is due back in court May 24.

Ma served six years in jail for shooting a former friend during a dispute in 2007.
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