Lauren Raysor, the attorney that prosecuted rapper Remy Ma, resulting in her 8 year bid, has become an advocate putting an end to violence within the music industry. The initial step being voiced by Raysor is for record executives to develop a “morality clause” within the contracts of their artists which will serve as a reprimand and establish that consequences come with poor decisions.
Accompanied by Nicole Bailey, the principal of The Learning Tree Multi-Cultural School, a press conference will be held today in New York. The discussion comes two years after the shooting of her client, Makeda Barnes-Joseph, by the female rapper.
Remy Ma, legally known as Reminisce Smith, was sentenced to 8 years for shooting Barnes-Joseph in the stomach and convicted on charges of assault, illegal weapon possession and attempted coercion.
According to a spokesman for Raysor, the New York civil rights attorney will be aiming for the fences as she will be providing visual that provide in-depth explanation of the morality clause that she is currently proposing for record executives to adapt. A timeline will also be provided that will give various accounts of incidents involving violence within the rap community.
Now this is not the time to say that yet another person is trying to blame Hip-Hop for the world’s current issue with violence as the clause is extended to all artists within the music industry which should make a point to them that celebrity status does not mean that a person is able to do whatever they feel they want to and that they do not have diplomatic immunity. At the end of the day, these artists are still citizens of the United States and there are rules and guidelines that everyone must follow, no matter how many people dance to their songs in the club.
This idea might be crucial as some artists have developed a mentality that they are untouchable and do whatever the hell that they want to do and something like this will definitely serve as an ego breaker.