This Jan. 27, 2018 file photo shows Remy Ma at the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

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Remy Ma Arrested In NYC For Punching Reality TV Co-Star

May 1, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Remy Ma has been arrested on assault charges for allegedly attacking a reality television personality in New York City last month.

Police say the 38-year-old rapper, whose real name is Reminisce 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. Her attorney, Sanford Rubenstein, said Taylor has confidence in the system and "will continue to fully cooperate with the authorities."

Email messages requesting comment from Ma's representatives were not immediately returned.

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