Page Six, The NY Post’s gossip column, is reporting that Foxy Brown is requesting an early release from prison. In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, the female rapper says she’s a changed woman after spending five months behind bars, and a judge should release her before she serves the rest of her year-long sentence because of “emergency” health issues. Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, says she should be set free before her expected release date of April 20 “due to her emergency medical condition relating to her progressively deteriorating hearing loss.
“Her condition is worsening in jail since she cannot obtain at Rikers [Island] the proper treatment that is required for her to maintain her post cochlear implant condition,” and she needs to go to Los Angeles by the end of the month to get the situation dealt with, the filing says.
Brown said she hasn’t been able to get maintenance work on her hearing implant while behind bars, and it was damaged when she was attacked by another inmate this past October. “If her hearing is damaged any further, it will affect the way she hears and will affect the way she sings,” the filing went on to say. “It will have dire consequences on her ability to maintain her profession and livelihood.” The filing asks that she be released early or serve the rest of her sentence at home.