Foxy Brown Bows Out of Smokin' Grooves

July 14 [10:00 EDT] -- After missing several dates on the "Smokin' Grooves" tour, risque rapper Foxy Brown announced that she has decided to pull out of the tour altogether.

Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, cited a recent illness and her heavy work schedule. She said she'll spend the summer finishing her seconds album, and working with Nas, A-Z, and Cormega on an album by The Firm.

Smokin' Grooves, sans Foxy, rolls through Cincinnati's Riverbend Music Center Tuesday night.