Rapper Foxy Brown has decided to take her chance in court by refusing to plea bargain over an alleged dispute with a Brooklyn neighbor that took place over the summer.
By deciding not to cop a plea, Brown will be forced to return to court in early 2011.
Foxy Brown has refused to accept a plea deal over a misdemeanor charge of violating a court order stemming from a confrontation with a neighbor. The hip-hop star, real name Inga Marchand, was arrested and charged with public lewdness and harassment after a run-in with Arlene Raymond in New York in July. Brown, who faces up to one year in jail if found guilty of violating the protection order, said after the hearing: “We will fight this.” A date for the trial has been set for February 2011. (Fox News)
In September, Brown pleaded her innocence in a New York courtroom.
Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, entered the plead Friday to a charge of criminal contempt. She could face up to one year in jail. Prosecutors say Brown violated the order in July by screaming at neighbor Arlene Raymond before bending over, baring her buttocks and showing her underwear while shouting an obscenity. The 31-year-old Brown was issued the order of protection after pleading guilty in 2008 to menacing Raymond with her cell phone. (Associated Press)
Brown was expected to head back to court this month.
Friday was Brown’s fourth recent appearance at the courthouse in this case, and in addition to shedding her original seven-person entourage, she also shed her customary teal mid-thigh-length dress for tight beige jeans, a tight beige sweater and a brown leather jacket. Meanwhile, the order of protection was continued, and the case was adjourned until Nov. 16. (New York Daily News)
Earlier this year, Brown had the rest of her charges dropped in a New York court.
Prosecutors dropped all but one charge against raunchy rapper Foxy Brown, guaranteeing she will get no jail time. Afterward, she said she has had so much legal trouble recently because people are jealous of her. Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, was only indicted for allegedly violating a court order that barred her from contacting a neighbor. A grand jury failed to indict her on two felonies and three of four misdemeanors. The rapper was in good spirits as she exited Brooklyn Supreme Court and spoke to reporters outside. “I always knew I was innocent. And this is all about jealousy,” she said, without elaborating. (My Fox DC)
Check out a past Foxy Brown interview down below: