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Remy Ma Makes Bail After Arrest And Assault Charge

"She's going to fight this to the end."

In April, reality television star Brittney Taylor claimed famed rapper Remy Ma assaulted her during an event at New York City's Irving Plaza. The reported incident resulted in the latter's arrest and charge of assault on Wednesday (May 1).

According to the Associated Press, the Bronx native has since been released on $1,500 bail and faces two charges: harassment and a misdemeanor assault. Both Remy and Taylor star on Love & HIp-Hop: New York. Taking to Instagram, Taylor posted a photo of herself with a black eye, captioning the image, per The Root: "I didn't wanna bring it to social media because it's pretty embarrassing not a good look tbh." The reported incident stemmed from an exchange of words, allegedly concerning a planned assault on Remy Ma's stepdaughter.

"This arrest demonstrates how serious this matter is—it is real life and not reality TV entertainment," Taylor's lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, said in a statement. "The victim Brittney Taylor has confidence in our system of justice and will continue to fully cooperate with the authorities."

Previously, Remy Ma served six years in prison for intentional assault. She was released in 2014 on supervised parole (which is slated to end on August 1) and has since released chart-topping melodies like "All The Way Up," and gave birth to her now 4-month old daughter.

The Grammy-nominated artist's next court date is scheduled for May 24. Her lawyer Dawn Florio said, in a statement, "she's going to fight this to the end."

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Grammys 2020: List Of Winners At The 62nd Annual Event

On Sunday (Jan. 26), the 62nd annual Grammy Awards commenced, handing out the coveted gramophones to a number of artists. So far, musicians that have reigned victorious for this year's edition include Anderson .Paak, 21 Savage, J. Cole, and a posthumous award for Best Rap Performance was awarded to Nipsey Hussle for "Racks in the Middle."

Here's the list of winners so far. It will be updated throughout the evening.

* Winner(s) denoted in bold.

Record Of The Year "Hey, Ma" - Bon Iver "Bad Guy" - Billie Eilish "7 Rings" - Ariana Grande "Hard Place" - H.E.R. "Talk" - Khalid "Old Town Road" - Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus "Truth Hurts" - Lizzo "Sunflower" - Post Malone & Swae Lee

Album Of The Year I,I - Bon Iver Norman F***ing Rockwell! - Lana Del Rey When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? - Billie Eilish Thank U, Next - Ariana Grande I Used To Know Her - H.E.R. 7 - Lil Nas X Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) - Lizzo Father Of The Bride - Vampire Weekend

Song Of The Year "Always Remember Us This Way" - Lady Gaga "Bad Guy" - Billie Eilish Bring My Flowers Now - Tanya Tucker "Hard Place" - H.E.R. "Lover" - Taylor Swift "Norman F***ing Rockwell" - Lana Del Rey "Someone You Loved" - Lewis Capaldi "Truth Hurts" - Lizzo

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