Sunday, January 20, 2008

Foxy Hearing

I have to concede that when I saw the headline "Will Foxy fix her implant?", I thought that this San Francisco Examiner article on rapper Foxy Brown's legal woes (Is there a mainstream rapper out there who doesn't have legal woes?) was about anything but her hearing:

NEW YORK (Map, News) - A judge wants more information before she decides whether to let Foxy Brown get out of jail and go to California for repair of an electronic ear implant.

Acting state Supreme Court Justice Melissa Jackson said Thursday she wants proof that deafness looms unless the 28-year-old rapper goes to a Los Angeles clinic for treatment and repair of a cochlear implant.

The obvious joke here is that she has been losing hearing due to her music, but that one is too easy, isn't it? What I found a bit surprising was that Foxy is 28 years old. She was on the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, which came out 11 years ago in 1997, so that means she's been in the rap game since she was a minor. Talk about losing your innocence early!

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