Foxy Brown Gets Out Of NYC Jail After Serving 8 Months

NEW YORK (AP) - Rapper Foxy Brown is out of jail. Family and fans greeted Brown Friday outside Rikers Island as she was released from the jail after serving an eight-month sentence.

"The first place I want to go is church. I've got to get on my knees," said Brown.

Instead, Brown went shopping in Harlem, had some soul food and was driven to her childhood home in Brooklyn in a white Rolls Royce Phantom.

Her mother, Judith Marchand, presented her with smiley-face balloons and the two hugged outside the family's home in the Prospect Heights neighborhood. A VH1 crew captured the reunion for an upcoming reality show.

"I did almost a year in prison, a year in prison, just because my name is Foxy Brown," she said.

Brown, whose real name is Ingrid Marchand, was sentenced in September 2007 to a year in jail for violating the terms of her probation after she was accused of hitting a woman with a cell phone. She was on probation for an August 2004 attack on two manicurists at a Manhattan nail salon. She pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault in the 2004 incident.

Known for her saucy outfits and racy lyrics, the 29-year-old rapper has a handful of albums, including "Ill Na Na" and "Chyna Doll."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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