Foxy Brown Shows Up In Court, Sentenced To Three Years Probation

Foxy Brown

avoided jail and showed up in court today (Oct. 24), where a New York judge sentenced

her to three years probation over a 2004 altercation with two employees of a Manhattan

nail salon. Brown

was originally scheduled to be sentenced yesterday (Oct. 23), but missed the date,

telling the judge that she was at home recovering from oral surgery after a trip

to the dentist's office. The

rapper was threatened with one year in prison by Judge Melissa Jackson, after

she failed to appear in court to be sentenced over the incident. In

August, Brown pled guilty to misdemeanor assault charges for assaulting two women

at a Manhattan nail salon over a $20 payment for a manicure and pedicure at Bloomie

Nails. Brown

allegedly kicked and punched the women, who refused to let her leave the store

without paying the $20 bill. Shortly

after pleading guilty, Brown attempted to withdraw the plea, stating that she

was "innocent in this case."Jackson

rejected the motion by Brown to withdraw her guilty plea and imposed the original

sentence, which calls for three years probation. Brown must also take anger management

courses and submit to random drug testing. The

sentencing ends a tumultuous two-year court case, that was often delayed as Brown

changed attorneys three times and missed several court dates. Judge

Jackson and Brown also clashed during the court proceedings. Judge Jackson caused

a minor controversies when she ordered court security to handcuff Foxy Brown to

a bench in court, after the rapper disrespected the court by chewing gum and sticking

her tongue out the judge. If

Brown violates the terms of her probation, she could be sentenced to a year in