NEW YORK – Rapper Foxy Brown, charged with assaulting two nail salon workers in a fracas over the cost of a manicure, has had her trial delayed until next month.
Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, showed up Wednesday before Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Melissa Jackson with her third lawyer since the Aug. 29, 2004, incident. Jackson delayed the trial, which was supposed to begin next week, until Aug. 28.
The judge also extended an order of protection for the nail workers against Brown, who appeared wearing 4-inch hoop earrings and 3-inch stiletto heels. Brown kept a cell phone to her ear as she left the courtroom, and did not speak with reporters.
The 26-year-old rapper is charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly kicking one employee and smacking a second worker in the face in an argument over payment for a manicure. The case was almost settled in December, when Brown was expected to enter a plea.
But the agreement fell apart, apparently because Jackson was unsatisfied with Brown's plea statement.
Assistant District Attorney Gary Galperin had said he believed the statement was legally and factually flawed, indicating that he believed Brown had not accepted enough blame for the fracas.