Foxy Brown Gets Three Years' Probation
Rapper Foxy Brown was sentenced in a New York City court on Tuesday to three years' probation and anger management counseling for assaulting two manicurists.
The flamboyant hip-hop star (real name: Inga Marchand), 27, originally pleaded guilty in August to kicking and smacking employees of Manhattan's Bloomie Nails in August 2004 – but on Tuesday attempted to change her plea before Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Melissa C. Jackson.
"I just feel like I was coerced. I felt rushed," Brown said of her August plea, New York's Daily News reports.
But Jackson warned Brown she could face a year in jail if she did not abide by her probation terms, which began immediately. Brown – toting a Louis Vuitton bag she told the New York Post was worth $10,000 – had to give a DNA sample in the court building.
After that, she told The New York Times, "I'm headed to the (recording) studio. Right after the studio, I'm headed to Bible studies."
In a separate case, a Manhattan judge ruled that rapper Busta Rhymes will not face a charge of machete possession stemming from an Aug. 12, 2006, incident, although he is still accused of kicking a 19-year-old man in the head during the dust-up, Reuters reports.
Rhymes (real name: Trevor Smith), 34, could be sentenced to up to a year in jail if convicted of assault charges. His next hearing is slated for Dec. 11.