Foxy Brown has responded to recent reports which claimed she received special celebrity treatment while locked in prison last year.
Calling out The New York Post for publishing the original story, Foxy revealed her reaction via a blog post.
“All I could do was laugh after reading those erroneous *ss allegations!,” she wrote. “Once again, Hip-Hop is on blast for some bullsh*t. Denouncing our brand and depicting our culture as having an irreproachable ‘sense of entitlement.’…Now a year and a half after I left Rikers Island, it’s breaking news whether I got “special treatment” during my incarceration? Boy oh boy, sounds like some disgruntled, hating *ss corrections employee concocted this fabricated story! I NEVER GOT ANY SPECIAL TREATMENT. NO “valet” service, meals from Mr. Chows or C.O gatherings in my cell. Actually, on many occasions I was denied basic privileges and rules were over enforced. The audacity of a newspaper to even print this sh*t!… I just celebrated my 1 YEAR anniversary home from jail and publicly thanked the c.o’s and staff who treated me with respect.” (Global Grind)
Corrections spokesman Stephen Morello has also denied the recent special treatment claims.
Morello said yesterday (June 21) that Brown’s 2008 jailhouse interview and photo shoot with a hip-hop magazine, her sporting Gucci sneakers and a Fendi scarf in the prison, and purported extended visits in her cell with a chaplain fell within normal guidelines. “Inmates were entitled to wear their own clothing,” he explained. “That’s her choice. The interviews were approved by the [Department of Correction’s] Department of Media Services. We do it as a matter of routine.” He noted that The Post has conducted many interviews in city jails and that Brown’s lasted for about one hour, which is standard procedure. (New York Post)
Reports spread online last weekend which said Brown was pampered while in jail.
She spent her time prancing around in Gucci sneakers and a Fendi scarf, and when those got soiled, her jailhouse entourage brought her clean ones. Princess Foxy even got some free press for her new album and guards organized a photo shoot and interview with a magazine that featured Brown in time for the album’s release. Some people within the Department of Corrections are furious that guards jumped at the opportunity to be lackeys to Brown behind bars. And they say it’s not the first time a star gets an easy time behind bars, courtesy of corrections officers. (NBC Chicago)
The rapper served just over eight months of a one-year sentence prior to being released on April 18, 2008.
“This is a big day for me,” Brown told SOHH. “To have everybody here that I love, my whole family, the whole Brooklyn, the officers that took care of me at Rikers. Eight months to the day, I remember going in August and I said when I come out, I’m coming out even better. And I’m back baby, it’s a wrap.” (SOHH)