NEW YORK – Foxy Brown says she didn’t beat up two nail salon workers over a $20 pedicure — and her toes are worth more than that anyway. “A $20 pedicure? Are you serious?” she joked to reporters Monday outside the courtroom where she pleaded not guilty to assault over the August 2004 incident.
“I mean, look at me!” she said.
Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, pleaded not guilty to using her cell phone and fist to attack the manicurists on Aug. 29.
The 25-year-old rapper said she had asked for a manicure and a pedicure just as the salon in the Chelsea neighborhood was about to close.
“I got the pedicure, but they didn’t give me the manicure,” she said outside court.
Prosecutors charge that Brown kicked and hit a manager, Sun Ji Song, causing “bruising and swelling to the face, as well as substantial pain.” They said the salon’s employees ran out to Brown’s car and stood in front of it to block her. At one point, they said, the rapper slugged one of the workers with a cell phone.
She is charged with misdemeanor assault and attempted assault.
Brown’s lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, denied his client hit any of the workers directly on the face but said an altercation did take place. He said that the salon workers wanted to take advantage of her wealth.