Brooklyn rapper Foxy
Brown announced today (Sept. 22) that she plans to temporarily stop performing
to undergo surgery for a hearing defect.
Brown briefly fielded questions after making an appearance in
a Manhattan Criminal Court on assault charges.
As she strained to hear reporters, Brown revealed that she plans
to seek treatment for her hearing impairment.
Although she didn’t make public details about the hearing
problem, she did indicate that an operation was planned soon.
She also denoted that she plans to finish her new CD and that
Sunday would be her last public appearance until further notice.
Brown made a brief appearance in court to address legal problems she’s
facing over an alleged fight with two Manhattan nail salon workers.
Prosecutors allege that the female rapper assaulted one worker
with a close fist while kicking her. She is also alleged to have hit a second
worker in the face, authorities said.
Judge Martin Murphy set a trial date for Dec. 5 after Marchand rejected at least
two misdemeanor plea deals that would have let her avoid any jail time for the
Under the plea deal proposed by the Manhattan district attorney’s
office, Brown would have served only 10 days of community service.
She’s been charged with misdemeanor assault, attempted
assault and harassment.
proclaimed Foxy Thursday from the steps of the courthouse. "I feel like
I’m being railroaded."
Joseph Tacopina, denied that she committed a misdemeanor and confidently noted
that if they go to trial, she will be acquitted.
Tacopina also indicated
that the complainants "don’t want to proceed. This is a waste of their
time, her (Brown’s) time, and the public’s time."
Tacopina went on
to say that he would consider a plea to disorderly conduct, an offense that
is less than a misdemeanor, but that the prosecutors have yet to offer such