It's not a good time to be a female rapper. Less than two months after Lil' Kim was released from jail, Foxy Brown has gone and sort of pleaded guilty to assault over a fight in a nail salon. If we were Alesha from Mis-Teeq we'd be cacking it that we'd be next.
But as for Foxy Brown, she'll get to avoid spending any time in jail after pleading guilty for a misdemeanor charge stemming from an incident from two years ago that involved a manicure, an angry female rapper, two nail salon workers and a whole can of whup-ass. That is, if Foxy Brown still actually pleads guilty. She keeps changing her mind, see?
If you're like us, you're always getting Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown – the only two tiny angry female rappers in the world – mixed up. So just to help you out, Lil' Kim is the tiny angry female rapper who was recently released from prison after being convicted of perjury whereas Foxy Brown is the tiny angry female rapper who used to be deaf and hasn't gone to prison for apparently smacking a nail salon employee in the head and kicking another one. So that's that cleared up.
Prosecutors say that two years ago today, Foxy Brown lashed out at staff at a New York nail salon over a bill for a manicure that Foxy Brown says she did not receive, but that's just the start. In the intervening years Foxy Brown has been in and out of court trying to get to the bottom of the case – like the time nine months ago when Foxy Brown went to court to sort out a plea bargain, only to baulk at the 10 days of community service she would be given, stick her tongue out at the judge and get handcuffed to her seat.
And yesterday Foxy Brown finally returned to court, to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge. And then, after realising that pleading guilty meant that she'd be put on three years probation with anger management classes, drug testing and monthly reports to police, Foxy Brown decided to change her plea. Reuters reports:
"I'm innocent in this case," the 26-year-old rapper said. The judge had initially told Brown she would be sentenced at a formal hearing on October 23 to three years probation… She said the star would have to make a written motion to the court to withdraw her plea and that a decision on that request would be made on October 23.
Personally, we're looking forward to seeing what the new post-anger management Foxy Brown will be like, and we can't wait for her new album What A Delightfully Moist Victoria Sponge Mrs Perriwinkle, You Simply Must Give Me The Recipe.
[story by Stuart Heritage]