Lindsay Lohan’s jail sentence is already close to its conclusion, but the effects of her incarceration are still being felt. The recently-jailed actress received a show of support from a New York tanning salon on Tuesday, and Foxy Brown (herself a former inmate who spent a year at Rikers Island) also gave Lohan a shout-out when she visited the MTV News office on Tuesday.
“My heart goes out to Lindsay Lohan. I watched her being taken to jail and it brought back tears and memories. It wasn’t all negative, I have to say that,” Brown, who was arrested again last week , told MTV News. “People just automatically think that prison stereotypically is the worst place. I was unlawfully sent to prison for a year, but I kind of welcomed the serenity when I was sentenced and I knew I had to deal with this.”
Like “Hills” star Stephanie Pratt , Brown used the time to better herself and even make some friends. “I said ‘You know what? Let me make the best out of this time,’ ” Brown said. “I’m an avid reader, so I read a lot. And the inmates were amazing. I would sit down with them and we would play cards and converse. Talking to these different women from all walks of life was incredible. There were actually three females I met while in prison who I still write to and keep in contact with.”
The rapper — whose new album Black Roses is scheduled to drop soon — didn’t have any particular advice for Lohan, though she did think the whole situation was unfair.
“When Puff says ‘Mo money, mo problems,’ it’s really true,” she said. “It’s such a blessing being a celebrity. There are a lot of perks to being a celebrity, but the downside of it? Oh, man. You’re constantly targeted. We all need to be law-abiding citizens, but I think each case needs to be ruled by the law, as opposed to this is a celebrity who is doing this and needs to be taught a lesson.”
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