Despite Conviction, Remy Ma And Papoose To Marry

Rappers Remy Ma and Papoose are moving forward to get married, even though Remy Ma now faces up to 25 years in jail.

Papoose denied the story claiming they were merely friends after reported the nuptials earlier this month.

Now, the rappers have confessed they lied to the press simply to protect their privacy during the turbulent trial, which ended in a conviction on four counts of assault associated with a firearm. [To read the full story on the conviction, click here]

Initially, Remy Ma shared her wedding plans with Egypt and Papoose has followed suit sending a statement to the BET personality, which was then sent to

“We always wanted to keep out personal lives personal so that's why we never went public with our relationship [until] right now,” Papoose said. “I just feel like she gotta live through me. Yes, we were scheduled to be married on a yacht April 27th but due to circumstances beyond our control we are now making arrangements to be married in prison.”

The couple intends to fight the conviction voraciously. Remy Ma’s attorney has already revealed plans to appeal the conviction. [To read the full story of appeal, click here]

Also, Papoose revealed the couple’s plan for a concerted grassroots approach to fighting the guilty verdict, which was levied on March 27.

Papoose requested people that feel that Remy Ma had a “positive influence on their life” to ask the judge to give the Bronx-bred rapper “the least sentence possible.”

Fans and supporters are asked to send these requests to

Remy Ma, born Remy Smith, was accused of shooting her friend Makeda Barnes-Joseph in a July 2007 dispute over $3000.

She was convicted on Thursday, March 27 of two counts of first-degree assault, attempted coercion, and criminal possession of a weapon.

She was found not guilty of gang assault and witness tampering.