Rapper heads for shops after jail release

Rapper Foxy Brown is out of jail.

Rapper Foxy Brown is out of jail.

Family and fans greeted her outside Rikers Island prison in New York yesterday as she was released after serving an eight-month sentence for violating probation.

“The first place I want to go is church. I’ve got to get on my knees,” said Brown.

Instead, she went shopping in Harlem, had some soul food and was driven to her childhood home in Brooklyn in a white Rolls-Royce Phantom.

Her mother, Judith Marchand, presented her with smiley-face balloons and the two hugged outside the family’s home in the Prospect Heights neighbourhood.

A 'VH1' crew captured the reunion for an upcoming reality show.

“I did almost a year in prison, a year in prison, just because my name is Foxy Brown,” she said.

Brown, whose real name is Ingrid Marchand, was jailed for a year in September 2007 for violating probation a judge gave her for an August 2004 attack on two manicurists at a Manhattan nail salon. She pleaded guilty to assault over the incident.

Known for her saucy outfits and racy lyrics, the 29-year-old rapper has a handful of albums, including 'Ill Na Na' and 'Chyna Doll'.

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