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Rapper turns down second plea bargain offer

Foxy Brown allegedly assaulted two nail shop workers
/ Source: Reuters

Foxy Brown, for the second time in three months, turned down a plea bargain Friday that would have kept her out of jail for allegedly assaulting two nail shop workers.

Under a deal proposed by the Manhattan district attorney’s office, the 25-year-old rapper would have served just 10 days of community service on charges of assault, attempted assault and harassment stemming from the Aug. 29, 2004, incident at the Bloomie Nails salon in Chelsea.

But Brown, who had turned down a similar offer in May, rejected this one as well, according to prosecutors. “She didn’t commit any misdemeanor,” said her lawyer, Joseph Tacopina. “That’s the bottom line.”

Tacopina said negotiations would continue with the district attorney, and kept the door open for a possible resolution before trial.

The rapper, known for her revealing outfits and explicit lyrics, was due back in court on Sept. 22.

Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, was accused of punching and kicking the two employees in a dispute over payment for a manicure.

Authorities charged that she attacked one worker with a cell phone clutched in her closed fist, kicking the woman as well. A second worker was struck in the face, authorities said.

Brown has repeatedly asserted her innocence in the case.