Lawyer Calls For Music Bosses To Get Tough With Violent Stars
The top lawyer who put rapper REMY MA behind bars is calling on record company executives to insert a "morality clause" in artist contracts in a bid to crack down on violence in the industry.
Lauren Raysor plans to mark the second anniversary of the shooting of her client, Makeda Barnes-Joseph, at the hands of Remy Ma by publicly proposing new rules for record labels.
Raysor, a leading New York civil rights attorney, will be joined by Nicole Bailey, the principal of The Learning Tree Multi-Cultural School, at a press conference in the Big Apple on Monday (24Aug09).
A spokesman for the attorney says, "Lauren P. Raysor is asking all record companies to insert a 'morality clause' in their contracts with all artists - not just rap and hip-hop artists - as a way to show them there are consequences for their actions.
"Ms. Raysor will have visuals explaining what the morality clause entails, as well as a 12-foot-long timeline chronicling violent incidents involving rap and hip-hop artists."
Remy Ma, real name Reminisce Smith, is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence after she was convicted of assault, illegal weapon possession and attempted coercion in connection with charges of shooting Barnes-Joseph.