Probation Officials Give Foxy Brown Good Report, New CD Hits Stores In Weeks

 Probation officials monitoring Foxy Brown gave a good report on the Brooklyn bred rapper in Manhattan Criminal Court yesterday (January 17).

Foxy (born Inga Marchand) was sentenced to probation and anger management classes this past October, after pleading guilty to assaulting two manicurists in Manhattan's Bloomie Nails in 2004.

Brown told reporters outside the courthouse that the sentence has been good for her "because probation forces you into structure."

"It is making me grow up," Brown explained. "I have matured a lot since I started the anger management."

Brown even had a good word for Judge Melissa Jackson, with whom she had several hostile exchanges before the judge sentenced her to the aforementioned probation and anger management classes.

"This is only the first time in two years that I'm pleased with Judge Jackson," Brown told reporters. "She got an excellent report from probation."

Brown also revealed that her fourth solo album, Black Roses, will hit stores in a few weeks

State Sen. John Sampson, Brown's lawyer, divulged Brown will return to court on March 15th.

At Brown's last court appearance, a lawyer for the city Department of Probation accused her of "flouting the court-ordered conditions of her probation." The lawyer, Shawnda Weinberg, said Brown was asking for "special treatment."

Weinberg suggested to Jackson that Brown might benefit from time in jail, but the judge let her go with a warning to follow probation officials' orders.

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