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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Foxy Brown in court AGAIN?????

Foxy Brown turned herself into Brooklyn authorities yesterday (August 14) and was charged with felony assault for allegedly smacking her neighbor with her Blackberry cell phone.

According to New York's WABC, the incident occurred last month during a heated argument between Brown and the unidentified woman at the corner of Carlton Avenue and Prospect Place on July 30.

The 25-year-old woman was then rushed to Brooklyn Hospital with loose teeth and swelling around her lip and right eye. She filed a complaint with police, and after an investigation, Foxy (born Inga Marchand) agreed to turn herself in.

Brown was charged with felony assault, menacing, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon. She was arraigned last night and released on $5,000 bail. Her next court date is September 26.

The incident adds to Brown's growing legal woes. She is currently on probation for assaulting two manicurists in Manhattan's Bloomie Nails in 2004 and will be standing trial in Florida on a battery charge next month for spitting and throwing hair glue at a beauty store employee.

In related news, the Brooklyn bred rapper recently announced that she has left long-time recording home Def Jam and has started her own independent imprint called Black Rose Entertainment to be distributed by Koch Records.

The deal makes Foxy the first female MC to be given their own imprint under the Koch umbrella. Although the exact terms of the deal were not disclosed, label sources revealed it was a multi-million dollar negotiation that was signed after office hours.

Brown is slated to be the first artist to release material through the new label, gearing up to release the street album, Brooklyn's Don Diva, which is scheduled to drop sometime in December. The album will be the first since 2001's Broken Silence on Def Jam and the first since regaining her hearing.

"I have always been a symbol of independence as a female in music," Foxy said via a statement. "My brand is already established, millions of my records have already been sold, and I have a fan base already loyal, after 13 years at Def Jam, I felt it was time as a matured business women to move on and continue my brand under the roof of something I own."


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