Last week was marked by a flurry of celebrity legal woes. And the trend continues — even if the latest “celebrity” to get busted is pretty C-list.
[Rapper] Foxy Brown was sentenced Tuesday to three years’ probation for a fight with two nail salon employees, finally ending an assault case that dragged on for more than two years. Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, tried to withdraw her guilty plea, but a judge said the agreement was legitimate and imposed the sentence.
We love it when wire service reporters write, in sober and measured terms, about colorful characters doing crazy things:
Brown pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault charges in August for kicking one employee and smacking a second worker in the face on Aug. 29, 2004, in an argument over payment for a manicure….
Brown, whose albums include “Ill Na Na” and “Chyna Doll,” is known for her revealing outfits and raunchy lyrics. Under the plea bargain, she is also required to take anger management classes.
Our curiosity piqued, we looked into the specifics of the underlying dispute. From Gothamist:
Apparently Brown wanted a manicure and pedicure, but only got a manicure, and freaked out when she was charged for both… Then the employees locked her in, asking for the money, and Brown may or may not have hit one of them with a cellphone, leading to a hospital trip.
Wrongful denial of a pedicure is no laughing matter. What kind of pedicure was it? If it was Bliss’s hot milk and almond pedicure, all charges against Brown should be dismissed. That treatment is heavenly!
Foxy Brown Sentenced to 3 Years’ Probation [Associated Press]