Rapper Foxy Brown in Court as Charges Against Her Dropped

Foxy Brown reluctantly appeared in Municipal Court on Tuesday as a former associate dropped two charges against the rapper, including making terroristic threats.

Brown's accuser, Rasheeda Ellis, dropped the complaints in return for both sides agreeing not to have contact with each other and not to discuss the case in the media.

The 27-year-old rapper, whose real name is Inga Marchand, lingered in the court hallway as her lawyer asked the judge to bar photographers from taking her picture. The judge refused and ordered Brown to take her sunglasses off in court.

Brown did not speak in court and did not comment afterward.

She skipped a brief hearing on the charges last month but a judge told her lawyer that Brown should attend the next session.

Ellis avoided reporters after the August court session and a phone number under her name in Jersey City was unlisted.

Brown's lawyer, Brian J. Neary, has described Ellis as a former consultant to Brown's management company.

Neary has said he does not know when or where any incident may have occurred. Brown lives in New York, he said.

Brown pleaded guilty last month in a New York court to misdemeanor assault charges stemming from a 2004 fight with salon workers over a manicure. The plea deal spared her jail time but required her to serve three years' probation and take anger management classes, according to the Manhattan district attorney's office.