Foxy Brown Heads for the Slammer

Rapper gets one-year sentence for assault with cell phone
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2007 7:59 AM CDT
Rapper Foxy Brown leaves the courtroom of Judge Joel Lazarus along with her attorney Fred Haddad, Wednesday, March 28, 2007, at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale. Fla. Brown, who lives...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Rapper Foxy Brown faces a year in jail for a July 30 assault on a Brooklyn woman who complained about loud music on Brown’s car stereo. Brown, 28, hit the woman with a cell phone in the latest in a string of probation violations that includes flinging hair glue at a Florida beauty-shop employee and fighting with a cop.

Brown's probation stems from a 2004 fight with two manicurists in a New York City nail salon. The judge who sentenced Brown on Friday was unmoved by the rapper's courtroom show of remorse, calling her "a great actress" and the apology "too little, too late." Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, will be eligible for parole in eight months; a month ago one of her lawyers said she was 3-months pregnant.