*Rapper Remy Ma will have to serve out her prison sentence for her 2008 murder conviction after authorities at New York’s highest court rejected her latest appeal, reports the New York Post.
The artist, real name Reminisce Smith, was sentenced to eight years in May 2008 after she was found guilty of shooting Makeda Barnes-Joseph in the abdomen during an altercation in July 2007.
She was charged with assault, weapons possession and attempted coercion, but maintained her innocence throughout the trial and immediately appealed the conviction.
After her first attempt failed in 2009, she launched a second one last year. But officials at the Court of Appeals threw out her claims that the presiding judge failed to properly inform jurors before they delivered a guilty verdict.
The ruling means Remy Ma will remain behind bars at New York’s Riker’s Island, where fellow rapper Lil Wayne spent time last year.