Remember when Martha Stewart was at Alderson Prison camp and she made friends with her fellow inmates? She did arts and crafts with them and even purposefully lost a Christmas-tree competition to help build up their self-esteem? That's exactly the approach that rapper Foxy Brown is taking toward her fellow inmates at Rikers. Well, if you replaced the arts-and-crafts part with abusive threats, and the "friends" bit with "40 days in solitary." The Post today checks in with her prison life, and finds out that she's not fitting in as well as her critics would have guessed:
• She accessorizes her prison jumpsuit the only way she can, with Gucci and Louis Vuitton sneakers.
• The minute the sneakers get dirty, she has someone bring her a new pair.
• She talks trash to prison officials.
• She is fresh out of solitary confinement, but she doesn't interact with or trust anyone around her.
• She threatens others with the "juice" she has on the outside.
It's funny — in spite of ourselves we always sort of imagined that her prison stint would involve some passionate but gritty musical numbers and Bob Fosse dance moves. Aren't hip-hop leaders supposed to set an example?
Foxy a Brat in a Cage [NYP]
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One suspects that Foxy Brown's lawyers were attempting to invoke the Nicole Richie Sympathy Clause back in August when they claimed that the rapper, who faces a year in jail after breaking her probation, was three months pregnant. Silly lawyers, that doesn't work for black people! When it became clear the judge was not about to reduce Foxy's sentence for hitting a woman with a cell phone and violating probation, among other things, her manager changed his tune: She'll be giving birth to a new album in prison, he clarified yesterday, not a baby. Brooklyn's Don Diva, her first album since 2001, will come out in November. Don't serve the time, Fox, let the time serve you.
Manager Says Foxy Brown Not Pregnant [AP]
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Beleaguered hip-hop vixen Foxy Brown was sent to jail today for violating the terms of her probation, which apparently prohibited assault on one's neighbors, manicurists, and friends. But even if you count Nicole Richie, we're still one preggers, jail-bound celebrity short of a trend.