02:21 PM EDT 03/19/2015
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 08/31/2006 11:35PM
1. Sean "Diddy" Combs giving MTV's John Norris the silent treatment on the red carpet. The mogul, standing with his arms crossed, only answered questions through a spokesman – though he occasionally cracked a smile. Through his interpreter, Diddy predicted Shakira would win video of the year.
Originally posted 07/04/2006 07:25AM
It was a day for feasting with family and friends for Lil' Kim – once the rapper received an early release from a federal detention center in Philadelphia on Monday after nearly 10 months behind bars.
Originally posted 07/03/2006 09:00AM
No blue Monday for Lil' Kim – the rapper received an early release from a federal detention center in Philadelphia that morning after nearly 10 months behind bars. A throng of fans was there to greet her.
Originally posted 06/30/2006 10:00AM
Lil' Kim, sentenced in September 2005 to a year and a day in prison for lying to a grand jury, will released Monday, the day before the Fourth of July.
Originally posted 09/26/2005 08:00AM
Lil' Kim has been given a horrid haircut butchering her long locks, according to a prisoner who was released from the Philadelphia detention center just as the rapper was admitted to begin her 366-day sentence for perjury.
Originally posted 09/20/2005 08:45AM
Lil' Kim began her 366-day prison sentence late Monday afternoon by being whisked into a Philadelphia federal detention center past a throng of media, fans and passersby.
Originally posted 09/19/2005 08:00AM
As she prepares to enter prison on Monday to begin her 366-day term for perjury, rapper Lil' Kim says that since her July sentencing she has been a "workaholic zombie" in the recording studio, given that she has no idea what to expect after her release.
Originally posted 07/06/2005 01:00PM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil' Kim was sentenced to one year and a day in prison and fined $50,000 for perjury on Wednesday.
Originally posted 05/04/2005 08:40AM
SUED: Lil' Kim is already facing serious trouble after being convicted on charges of lying to a grand jury in March. Now the hip-hop star is in more hot water, after two men filed a lawsuit Monday in a Manhattan court, alleging that Kim failed to properly pay them for their work on her 2003 album, La Bella Mafia, the Associated Press reports. Anthony Jeffries and Vincent Hart claim that Lil' Kim promised to pay them for songs they wrote for the album as well as for appearances they made at her concerts, but that she failed to do so. The singer's representatives say that the lawsuit is frivolous, and is an attempt to cash in on Kim's previous troubles. Lil' Kim is due to be sentenced June 24 for her earlier conviction.
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