Foxy Brown pleaded
guilty to a probation violation today (Mar. 1) for leaving New York without permission
from her probation officer. Brown,
born Inga Marchand, was arrested in Pembroke Pines, FL on Feb. 15, after becoming
embroiled in a dispute with a beauty store owner.In
Oct. 2006, Brown was sentenced to anger management classes and three years probation,
for assaulting two Manhattan nail salon employees over a $20 manicure in Aug.
officials said that Brown never had permission from her probation officer to travel
to FL and prosecutors asked the court to violate her probation and have the Brooklyn
bred rapper incarcerated. Today,
Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Melissa Jackson gave Brown another chance, allowing
her to continue the existing terms of her probation. Judge
Jackson warned that if Brown violates her probation again, she could be sentenced
to a full year in prison. Brown,
27, was charged with battery and resisting an officer with violence, after a dispute
over hair glue with the owner of the Queen Beauty Supply Store. Brown
left the store, but when officers arrived and attempted to escort her back to
the beauty store, Brown allegedly resisted, resulting in the arresting officer
applying a "take down maneuver" to subdue the rapper. She
was released on Feb. 16, after posting $1500 bond.Brown
held a press conference on Monday (Feb. 26) at Brown Memorial Baptist Church in
Brooklyn. denied the charges and said she was a victim of an "overzealous"
the last week, I have been vilified in the media as assaulting a store owner…"
Brown said. "…The only crime I am guilty of committing is being a young
black female celebrity in Broward County."