New York police are reportedly investigating whether rapper Remy Ma assaulted a “Love & Hip Hop” co-star at a charity event earlier this week.
The 38-year-old rapper, whose real name is Reminisce Mackie, has been accused of punching Brittney Taylor, a cast member of “Love & Hip Hop: New York,” during an event at Irving Plaza on Tuesday, Page Six reports. Remy Ma was scheduled to perform that night at the Pretty Lou Benefit Concert, but Taylor told police the night turned violent after she entered the backstage area, according to TMZ. Taylor claims that after an exchange of words, Remy Ma punched her in the right eye.
After the alleged altercation, Taylor went to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment, Page Six reports. She reported the alleged assault to police the following day, but Page Six’s sources report that Remy Ma has not been arrested or charged.
Taylor addressed the alleged incident in an Instagram post earlier this week, calling Remy Ma out by name alongside a brief video that shows her bruised eye.
“So, here am I on my way to a very important meeting and it’s hard to even focus because of what occurred last night,” she wrote in the caption. “I didn’t wanna bring it to social media because Its pretty embarrassing and not a good look tbh. I tried my best to cover it up with make up and move on but that still didn’t work. My Question is @remyma why did you really do this?”
Taylor reportedly told police that the fight in the green room stemmed from an attack on Remy Ma’s stepdaughter weeks ago; Remy Ma accused Taylor of knowing about the attack before it happened and then assaulted her, she told police, according to TMZ’s sources. However, sources close to Remy Ma told the outlet that there’s no truth to Taylor’s story.
Taylor has since hired lawyer Sanford Rubenstein to represent her in the matter, the New York Daily News reports.
“She wants Remy Ma prosecuted for what she did to her,” Rubenstein told the paper.
Remy Ma previously served six years in prison for attempted murder after shooting a former friend during an argument about money. She was released in 2014, but is still on parole until August, according to the Daily News.
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