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Originally posted 07/25/2008 01:45PM
Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim may be out of prison – but they're not out of trouble.
Publishers Simon & Schuster Inc. filed two lawsuits Thursday that claim the rappers were paid advances for books they have yet to turn in, the Associated Press reports.
Prior to being jailed in 2005 for lying about a shooting, Brown, 29, allegedly received $75,000 to write an autobiography called Broken Silence, due the following year.
Kim, 32, who was released in 2006 after serving nearly 10 months for a probation violation, was given $40,000 to write a novel close to five years ago, according to the publishing house.
"We are disappointed that Simon & Schuster has made the decision to file this lawsuit,” says Kim's lawyer Bernard H. Jackson III. "[She] has had every intention to fulfill her obligations under the agreement from day one but there were certain resources that are standard for any book publisher to provide that we felt were not available in order for her to complete the project. Many attempts have been made to resolve this matter privately by Kim and she still looks forward to doing so."
Calls to Brown's rep were not immediately returned.
Originally posted 04/18/2008 03:25PM
After eight months in prison – including 40 days in solitary confinement – rapper Foxy Brown was released Friday.
Brown, 29, left the Rose M. Singer facility at Rikers Island Correctional facility in New York at 12:05 p.m., and was greeted by a swarm of photographers and fans as she exited a white Rolls Royce Phantom on the Queens side of the Rikers Island bridge.
"I feel good," she said to the crowd. "I'm back home." Brown, wearing a brown leather blazer, a gold cross, blue jeans, and a brown Fendi head scarf cried as she hugged friends. She even singled out a couple people, saying, "These are my two number one fans. They are like family."
Originally posted 01/29/2008 10:45AM
A New York judge has turned down Foxy Brown's plea to travel to
California for a medical procedure.
Brown, 29 – who has been open about her past hearing loss had argued that her condition was worsening in jail and that her cochlear implant needed to be reprogrammed and repaired. The rapper, sentenced to a year in jail for violating her probation on assault charges, asked to get out of jail early in order to receive treatment at L.A.'s House Clinic.
Originally posted 11/27/2007 10:25AM
Foxy Brown is back in the general prison population at New York's Rikers Island after serving 40 days in solitary confinement for violations that included shoving another inmate, according to reports.
The rapper, who is serving a year in jail for violating probation, recently received 76 days in punitive isolation for various offenses at the prison but served only 40 days on account of good behavior, TMZ.com and the New York Post are reporting.
Originally posted 09/07/2007 05:00PM
Rapper Foxy Brown has been sentenced to one year in jail after she was found guilty of violating her probation, TMZ.com reports.
Originally posted 10/25/2006 09:20AM
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.
Originally posted 05/26/2006 01:00PM
Rapper Foxy Brown, charged with misdemeanor assault stemming from an August 2004 argument with two nail salon workers, will face trial on July 17.
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