Rapper Foxy Brown Freed

Rowdy singer walks out of Riker's Island after 8 months
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2008 10:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – Feisty rapper Foxy Brown walked free from Riker's Island prison yesterday after serving 8 months behind bars for battling with manicurists in a New York nail salon, E! News reports. Brown had been sentenced to a year in jail for probation violations stemming from the fight. The rowdy hip-hop star waved to a crowd of waiting fans and was whisked away in a Rolls-Royce.

Brown had a troubled time inside and was sentenced to 40 days in solitary for getting into a fight with another inmate. But she already has projects in the works. A reality show will chart her readjustment to life outside prison and a long-delayed album should be out next month. "She's ready to hit the ground running," her manager said.