Published August 22, 2007
NEW YORK – Foxy Brown was hauled off to jail Wednesday after a judge revoked her probation.
The 27-year-old rapper was accused of violating the terms of her release after she was arrested earlier this month on charges she smacked her neighbor with her cell phone. Authorities said Brown also skipped her anger management classes and traveled out of the city without permission.
"She has an air of entitlement about her," city Department of Probation lawyer Matilde Leo said at a hearing in Manhattan Criminal Court. "Probation is a privilege, not a right. ... She has finally abused that privilege to the point of no return."
Judge Melissa Jackson ordered Brown jailed until her next hearing on Sept. 7.
Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, was on probation for attacking two manicurists at a nail salon in 2004. She was arrested Aug. 14 on charges of assaulting Arlene Raymond, 25, on July 30 after the pair got into a fight over Brown blasting her car stereo near her home in Brooklyn.
Brown's lawyer, state Sen. John Sampson, argued that it wasn't necessary to send her back to jail.
He told the judge the case against Brown in Brooklyn was weak, and that Brown is three months' pregnant. He said Brown has turned her life around with her pregnancy, wedding plans and deals for a new album and reality television show.