After serving an eight-month sentence at New York's Rikers Island for probation violations, rapper Foxy Brown left the prison on Friday (April 18).
Foxy (born Inga Marchand), who is reportedly in talks with television networks about a reality show chronicling her life after prison, is slated to release her next album, Brooklyn's Don Diva, in May.
Looking relieved, Brown emerged from a white Bentley wearing a headscarf, big sunglasses, a brown leather jacket and black top and was immediately swarmed by photographers and well-wishers shouting things like "You did it," "Stay strong," "Foxy stay home" and "Free at last!"
The diva smiled and said, "I feel good to be back home! Brooklyn's Don Diva, May 17," she told the throng of reporters and fans, referring to her album's upcoming release date.
At one point, she yelled out, "I been in jail too long," adding a few minutes later, "They said I couldn't do it ... eight months." Basking in the glow of attention and tearing up a bit, she asked the crowd for a "big round of applause for my mother," one of several well-wishers, along with an aunt and attorneys, who crowded in as she was packed back into the car after shouting, "I love y'all."
Brown isn't out of hot water just yet. She's scheduled back in court May 5 for allegedly throwing a BlackBerry at a neighbor during an argument last summer, the New York Post reported.
Brown was originally sentenced to serve one year in prison for violating her probation from a 2004 fight with two manicurists in a New York nail salon but was released early for good behavior. She was put in solitary confinement for 76 days in October after an altercation in the prison and for reportedly being verbally abusive to prison staff and refusing to take random drug tests. During her incarceration, a judge also denied a request from the rapper to obtain an early release in order to get treatment for her hearing condition.