As previously reported, the female rapper (born Remy Smith) was arrested in July on attempted murder charges after she allegedly shot Makeda Barnes-Joseph, twice in the torso after the acquaintance allegedly stole $3,000 out of Remy's purse. The case has not gone in front of a grand jury as of yet due to slow progress in the investigation.
Manhattan District Attorney spokesman Edison Alban revealed that Remy is now facing charges of gang assault, tampering with a witness, intimidating a victim and third-degree assault as a result of the nightclub incident.
As reported by the Associated Press, the judge presiding over the case denied prosecutors' requests and ordered yesterday (September 12) that Remy would not have to post additional bail in connection with the new charges. The prosecution argued that Remy had tried to contact witnesses to the July 14 shooting, "not trying to encourage people to come forward and tell the truth, but trying to discourage people from taking the (witness) stand."
Remy's lawyer, Ira Fisher, has said that his client has plead not guilty to all charges.
The rapper is scheduled to be back in court on September 20.