Foxy Brown gives her side of Fla. events

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Hip-hop artist Foxy Brown, in New York for a hearing, said she was dragged from a bathroom half-naked then charged by Florida police because she is black.

Brown, 27, whose real name is Inga Marchand, offered her side of what happened in a Pembroke Pines, Fla., beauty supply shop just before she returns to a New York courtroom where she could be sentenced to a year in jail for violating her probation in a 2004 altercation with two manicurists in the Big Apple, the New York Daily News said.


"I was exposed from the waist down on the toilet," said Brown during a news conference at a church. "The only crime I'm guilty of is being a young black woman."

Police charged Brown with resisting an officer and simple battery in the Feb. 15 incident.

Brown has a court hearing Thursday on claims she violated probation by leaving the state without permission and getting arrested.

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