Today in Hip-Hop: Foxy Brown Released from Jail


2008: Brooklyn rapper Foxy Brown has always been an instrumental figure in female rap. But among her music and movie roles, Foxy’s legal troubles always seemed to supersede her quest for rap supremacy. From driving without a license to throwing her phone at neighbors to altercations with employees at nail salons and airports, Foxy’s criminal rap sheet is as substantial as her discography.

In August 2004, Brown was put in jail for violating her probation stemming from an altercation with two manicurists over payment at a New York nail salon. She was sentenced to a one year sentence and entered Riker’s Island Correctional facility in September 2007. While in the pen, Brown spent 76 days in solitary confinement due to a physical altercation with another prisoner. On April 18, 2008, Foxy was released from Riker’s Island Prison after serving eight months of her one-year sentence for “good behavior.”

“I cried coming out. I didn’t cry coming in. There’s a big difference. I believe that God put me there for a reason, Incarceration is serious,” Brown told Access Hollywood upon her release.


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