Where would we be without the rap stars?

In a much less amusing place, I can tell you that. The BBC reports that Foxy Brown has admitted to attacking a manicurist, kind of:

Rap star admits nail salon attack

US rapper Foxy Brown has pleaded guilty to assault charges in a New York court, only to change her mind minutes later.

The 26-year-old admitted to assaulting two nail salon workers in August 2004 in a dispute over a $20 (£10) manicure.

Shortly afterwards, however, she asked to withdraw the plea, claiming she had been rushed into making a decision.

But Judge Melissa Jackson refused the singer, telling her to make a written motion ahead of a formal sentencing hearing scheduled for 23 October.

According to a spokesman for the Manhattan district attorney’s office, the plea requires her to serve three years probation and take anger management classes.

Brown – real name Inga Marchand – rejected an earlier plea deal last May, demanding the assault charges be reduced to the lesser count of disorderly conduct.

At a subsequent court appearance in December, she was handcuffed and threatened with jail after she stuck her tongue out at Judge Jackson.

Brown had been due to appear in court on Monday morning to plead guilty to the misdemeanour assault charges, according to the Reuters news agency.

But did not appear until later the afternoon, blaming her delayed arrival on a hurricane in Jamaica where she had been performing a concert.

The judge noted the case was 18 months old and said the singer did not come to the court “completely pristine”.

Earlier this month the rapper – best known for her 1999 album Chyna Doll – missed a court hearing in New Jersey over separate charges filed by a former colleague relating to alleged “terroristic threats”.

I would like a.) a photo of Foxy Brown’s “not completely pristine” court appearance, and b.) to award that judge a prize for Outstanding Deployment of the Wry Euphemism.

ETA: Thanks to grendel1031 for providing the link to the WaPo coverage of this story, which contains this delightful description of Ms. Brown and her recent behavior:

Prosecutors said the 26-year-old rapper, who once appeared in court wearing 4-inch hoop earrings and 3-inch stiletto heels, kicked one employee and smacked a second in the face on Aug. 29, 2004, in an argument over payment for a manicure at Bloomie Nails.

If you read it quickly, it sounds like she actually attacked the manicurists with her stiletto heels, which, now that I think about it, she probably did, because she is Foxy Brown.

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