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Rapper Foxy Brown is sent to jail
Foxy Brown
Brown told the court she was pregnant
Pregnant rapper Foxy Brown has been jailed in New York for violating her probation terms.

Brown, 27, will be held in jail until her next hearing on 7 September, said Jack Ryan, a spokesman for New York City's probation department.

The rapper, whose real name is Inga Marchand, was arrested earlier this month for assault - she allegedly hit a neighbour with her mobile phone.

In October, she was put on probation for assaulting two nail salon workers.

Ms Marchand told the court she was three months pregnant.

Judge Melissa Jackson also found that Ms Marchand had travelled outside New York without the court's permission and had missed anger management classes which she had been ordered to attend while on probation.

Radio row

The mobile phone incident arose after Ms Marchand got into an argument with her neighbour, Arlene Raymond, over the hip-hop star playing her car stereo, New York police said.

The rapper was released on bail and charged with two counts of assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Her manager described the charges as false.

It is not the first time she has been accused of violating her probation - earlier this year she was threatened with jail following an incident at a Florida hair salon, when police said she threw hair glue at an employee.

On that occasion, she was allowed to remain on probation after a Manhattan judge said she had kept appointments with her probation officer, passed drug tests and attended anger management classes.

Ms Marchand's albums include Ill Na Na and Chyna Doll, which went to number one in the US in 1999.




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