Foxy Brown pleaded
guilty Monday (Aug. 28) to assaulting two nail salon workers in a dispute over
the cost of a manicure and later attempted to changed her plea to not guilty,
but was rejected.The
rapper, born Inga Marchand, 26, originally pleaded guilty to assaulting the women
in August 2005 after being charged $20 for a manicure she claimed she never received.
Brown allegedly began hitting and kicking the women as a result.Shortly
after the case was heard, Brown returned to the Manhattan Criminal Court and requested
to change her plea with Judge Melissa Jackson, stating "I'm innocent in this
case," Brown said. Jackson
rejected her plea, leaving the guilty plea standing.
Brown was spared jail time for pleading guilty. On Oct. 23 the Brooklyn rapper
will be sentenced to three years probation. She must also undergo regular drug
testing and attend anger management classes.Jackson
said if Brown wished to withdraw her guilty plea, she was was required to submit
a motion to the court before the Oct. 23 court date.