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Foxy Brown No Longer With Def Jam

Rapper Foxy Brown

is no longer with Def Jam Records after publicly butting heads with the CEO

of the Island Def Jam Music Group, Lyor Cohen.

Brown’s management

confirmed with AllHipHop.com that she was no longer with Def Jam, but would

not provide details on her release from the label.

In April, Brown

appeared on Wendy William’s WBLS radio show and made it clear that she wished

to sever ties with the label, after her album Ill Na Na Part 2: The Fever,

was shelved indefinitely.

"[Cohen's]

response was, ‘Over my dead body am I letting you go. You’re stuck.’ Verbatim,"

Foxy said.

During that interview

Foxy expressed a desire to work with Dre’s Aftermath label, citing the creative

freedom his artists seem to enjoy.

Def Jam refused

to comment.

Def Jam and Bad

Boy announced that they would jointly release albums by 112 and Foxy Brown in

February of 2003, after 112 jumped ship from Bad Boy to Def Jam.

Not to be outdone,

Combs filed an injunction against the label and announced that he would executive

produce Brown’s album.

The two resolved

the dispute out of court by agreeing to split the profits on both Brown and

112’s future releases and feature both label’s logos on the releases.

It is not clear

how Brown’s departure from Def Jam will effect that agreement.

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