Remy Ma blasts 'shadowy' NYPD rap unit for 'aggressively targeting high-profile hip-hop artists'

Mail Online | 6/1/2019 | Reporter
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Remy Ma called out a task force within the New York Police Department that is accused of aggressively monitoring high-profile hip-hop artist.

The NYPD's Enterprise Operations Unit, also known as the Rap Unit, is a special task force that monitors hip-hop shows across the city and deems whether they pose a risk worthy for police interference.

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The Rap Unit team then sends the information to local precincts and officers out on the field. These officers then share any information they have on shootings or other criminal proceedings that have occurred at clubs in the area.

Records, obtained by the New York Post, show that officers associated with the unit are also tied to the New York/New Jersey High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area - a program that utilizes federal money and resources to go after narcotic operations.

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The NYPD had an officer undercover at a March 2018 show that Remy Ma was attending at Irving Plaza - that featured surprise cameos from a half-dozen other New York rappers including Lil' Kim. They also had at least 24 officers patrolling outside the Manhattan venue.

Ma - who served six years in prison for a 2007 shooting - was being monitored by the Rap Unit along with a man said to have been a part of her entourage, named Jahmeek 'Jah' Elliot, last year on March 16.

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Neither were wanted for a crime at the time of the surveillance at Irving Plaza. The 'Wake Me Up' rapper has since been arrested in May for allegedly attacking her 'Love & Hip Hop New York' co-star Brittney Taylor during a benefit concert at Irving Plaza in April.

Ma has pleaded not guilty and is out on parole for the attack. She is set to stand trial for the misdemeanor on July 12.

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Elliot, however, was deemed a 'person of interest'...
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