Foxy Brown Jailed For Violating Probation

Hip-hop artist Foxy Brown touches her ear in this Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, file photo in New York. Known for her collaborations with others as well as her solo work, the musician, whose real name is Inga Fung Marchand, served a jail sentence in 2008 for assault.
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Rapper Foxy Brown was hauled off to jail Wednesday after a judge revoked her probation.

The 27-year-old entertainer was accused of violating the terms of her release after she was arrested earlier this month on charges she smacked her neighbor with her cell phone. Authorities said she also skipped her anger management classes and traveled out of the city without permission.

"She has an air of entitlement about her," city Department of Probation lawyer Matilde Leo said at a hearing in Manhattan Criminal Court. "Probation is a privilege, not a right. ... She has finally abused that privilege to the point of no return."

Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, was on probation for attacking two manicurists at a nail salon in 2004. She was arrested again on Aug. 14 on charges of assaulting Arlene Raymond, 25, on July 30 after the pair got into a fight over Brown blasting her car stereo near her home in Brooklyn.


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Brown's lawyer, state Sen. John Sampson, argued that it wasn't necessary to send her back to jail. He told Judge Melissa Jackson that the case against Brown in Brooklyn was weak, and that his client is three months pregnant. He said she has turned her life around with her pregnancy, wedding plans and deals for a new album and reality television show.

Jackson ordered Brown jailed until her next hearing on Sept. 7.