*The woman who was shot twice in the abdomen by rapper Remy Ma has renewed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against her label Universal Music Group, reports allhiphop.com.

Makeda Barnes-Joseph filed her suit against Universal in 2008, claiming the company encouraged Remy’s criminal behavior by allowing violence in her music and retaining her as an “employee” during the criminal investigation.

Remy Ma (real name Reminisce Smith) is currently serving an 8-year prison sentence in New York for the 2007 shooting of Barnes-Joseph over a financial dispute.

Barnes-Joseph filed her suit against Universal in 2008, claiming the company encouraged Remy’s criminal behavior by allowing violence in her music and retaining her as an “employee” during the criminal investigation.

The label countered with a motion summary judgment to have the complaint dismissed, which Judge Betty Owen granted last April. Barnes-Jospeh’s attorney, Lauren P. Raysor, filed an Appellate Brief on February 2 to appeal the decision on grounds that her client’s was not given due process as “the Court either disregarded or misunderstood the employment status of Remy Smith, aka “Remy Ma,” with Universal Music Group at the time of the shooting.”

Earlier this week, opening oral arguments began in New York State Supreme Court, according to allhiphop.com. Remy Ma also has an ongoing appeal regarding her conviction. If it fails, she can be eligible for release in 2013.