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