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Remy Ma's Legal Team Issues Statement On Possible Evidence To Refute Assault Charge

In mid-April, reality television star Brittney Taylor stated that Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma assaulted her. The former claimed the "All The Way Up" artist punched her during an Irving Plaza concert, resulting in a black eye that Taylor publicized to a now deleted-Instagram post.

Now, according to TMZ, Remy's legal team says there's evidence to refute Taylor's claim. Home surveillance video reportedly shows Remy was at the residence during the time of the alleged incident. Additionally, her lawyer Dawn Florio states the venue has no video footage of the occurrence or photographic evidence of Taylor's injury from that evening. Reports state the alleged incident occurred around 9:30 p.m., but Remy didn't enter the venue until after 10:30 p.m.

In a statement issued to the press, Remy's rep asserts that their client continues to stay focused on her business endeavors and her family. The passage also calls into question Taylor's motives.

"In addition to the fact that Taylor bypassed numerous police officers that were on the scene to post allegations on her Instagram page and hired a civil lawyer, who is known for high profile lawsuits, both of Remy's lawyers assert there's credible evidence to support that this is a baseless case and nothing more than a money grab attempt."

With 85 days left on her five-year post-prison release supervision, the Bronx native remains steadfast on creating new music and promoting her various initiatives.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Images for the late Nipsey Hussle and Kobe Bryant are projected onto a screen while YG, John Legend, Kirk Franklin, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, and Roddy Ricch perform onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
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Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch, John Legend, YG, Kirk Franklin, DJ Khaled Honor Nipsey Hussle At 2020 Grammys

Hours after Nipsey Hussle was posthumously awarded with his first Grammy, the awards ceremony honored him with a heartfelt performance by an all-star roster of John Legend, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, Roddy Rich, Kirk Franklin and YG.

Meek Mill began the performance with an emotive, unreleased verse that served as a letter to Nipsey, with Roddy Ricch singing a bridge into a rousing performance of "Higher," the song that appeared on DJ Khaled's album Father of Asahd.  John Legend played the piano and sang the chorus while backed by a choir, which was directed by an energetic, adlibbing Kirk Franklin, as a video of Nipsey rapping played on a big screen. YG joined the stage in a red suit, speaking to the gang unity between Crips and Bloods that Nipsey endorsed with his music and his life. The performance ended with an image of Los Angeles legends Nipsey Hussle and and the recently deceased Kobe Bryant, with Khaled paying tribute to them both.

Nipsey Hussle's debut studio album, Victory Lap (2018) came after an epic mixtape  earned him a nomination for Best Rap Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. He died on March 31, 2019, after being gunned down on in the parking lot of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles. The music and business worlds reeled from his loss, with his rap career on the upswing and his work as a businessman and community leader inspiring many.

Before Sunday's (Jan. 26) ceremony, Nipsey Hussle was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance for "Racks In The Middle," the last single that he released in his lifetime. The song features a guest appearance by Roddy Ricch, and is produced by Hit-Boy.

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Run-DMC Joins Aerosmith To Perform "Walk This Way" At Grammys 2020

With the accomplished rock band Aerosmith earning kudos from The Recording Academy this month at the MusiCares Person of the Year Gala, it's only right that they called on Run-DMC to perform one of the biggest songs of both their respective careers.

After an introduction by Common, Aerosmith began their performance with “Living On The Edge.” Afterward, Run-DMC kicked through a stage wall, and both groups teamed up to perform "Walk This Way," their 1986 hit that helped push rap into the mainstream and peaked at no. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Jam Master Jay's son manned the turntables in the absence of his late father.

Watch the performance below.

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Lil Nas X performs onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California
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Lil Nas X Performs "Old Town Road" Super Remix And "Rodeo" Feat. Nas

Every time Lil Nas X takes the stage, he doesn't disappoint with his live presence and art direction. That was the case for his performance at the Grammys on Sunday (Jan. 26) where he commanded the stage with new additions to his hit track “Old Town Road.” With a fresh verse performed by the man of the hour, Lil Nas X also contracted the guest services of BTS while Diplo to Mason Ramsey to Billy Ray Cyrus’ had their musical input.

The rising star also paid homage to Kobe Bryant by featuring his No. 24 Los Angeles Lakers jersey. As the performance progressed, X switched melodies to perform "Rodeo" with surprise guest Nas.

The 20-year-old is nominated for Best Rap Sung/Performance (“Panini”), Best New Artist, and Album of the Year (7).

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