Daily Archives: August 15, 2010
Foxy Brown’s affair with the New York justice system continues.
The trouble-prone rapper has been indicted and is facing a possible year behind bars for allegedly violating an order of protection put in place by a neighbor who Brown beaned with a BlackBerry in 2007.
And all for allegedly shakin’ that ass.
Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, was arrested last month after Arlene Raymond accused the wee rapper of antagonizing their already testy situation by screaming obscenities at her and—well, this is a new one—bending over and flashing her undies, imploring, “Kiss my ass.”
According to the indictment brought down Friday, Brown is now facing a charge of criminal contempt in the second degree and she could be jailed for up to a year if convicted.
“I’m happy to have a chance to tell the truth about what happened” Brown told reporters Wednesday on her way out of Brooklyn Supreme Court, when she didn’t yet know that the grand jury would choose to indict. “Today my focus is on telling the truth.”
“It feels so good to tell the truth,” she added. “This thing has been such a nightmare.”
Well, it’s hard to say who’s been having the sleepless nights in this case.
Brown spent seven months in the slammer for violating probation from her 2004 assault on two nail salon employees in Manhattan, getting out in April 2008. The following month, she pleaded guilty to misdemeanor menacing for the BlackBerry incident and was sentenced to time served.
Coincidentally, Brown, 31, finds herself back in trouble with the law on the same day her older brother, rapper Gavin “Pretty Boy” Marchand, was hit with a felony indictment after he and two others were allegedly caught with fake credit cards after going on a shopping spree last week.
Marchand could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted. He is currently free on $8,000 bail.
Summer is almost over, and as it
has always done, NFL Sunday Night
Football has taken over television
in black households with pre-season
action. Of the 11.4 million that
tuned in to NBC to see the Dallas
Cowboys vs. the Cincinnati Bengals
last Sunday, 2.3 million, or 20%,
were black households.
Hip-Hop mogul Damon Dash has
announced the launch of an
exclusive party in New York named
“Bridging the Gap.” According to
representatives for Dash, the
mogul’s new brand DD172 will
produce the weekly event with Hot
97′s Peter Rosenberg and producer
SkiBeatz. “Bridging The Gap” will
take place each Monday starting
next week at Santos Party House,
located at 96 Lafayette Street in
Veteran NBA player Earl Watson has
filed for divorce from his wife
Jennifer Freeman claiming the
actress (“My Wife and Kids”)
attacked him in a late night rage
and savagely bit him on the chest
until he bled. Watson says Jennifer
got furious and reacted by
attacking him when she received a
suspicious text message at 11PM and
he decided to check her phone.
Comedian and co-host of the
syndicated “Michael Baisden Show”
George Willborn and his wife are
suing Chicago homeowners with
housing discrimination, alleging
that they refused to sell a home to
black buyers. The HUD complaint
said the Willborns wanted to buy a
5-bedroom home and accepted the
asking price of $1.7 million and
prepared a final sales contract but
the owners declined to sign.