Brown pleads not guilty to battery


Foxy Brown pleaded not guilty Wednesday to two misdemeanor charges stemming from an alleged scuffle at a beauty supply store in Pembroke Pines, Fla.

"I am going to stand up and fight and take care of this," the 27-year-old rapper said outside the courthouse, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Judge Joel Lazarus set a June trial date.

Lazarus had issued an arrest warrant for Brown after she failed to show up for a scheduled court date. Defense lawyers said the arraignment notice telling Brown about the date was mailed to an old address.

Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, was charged in February with battery and resisting arrest without violence.

According to the Florida arrest report, Brown was applying beauty products in the bathroom when a Queen Beauty Supply employee told her the store was closed and she needed to leave. She refused and threw hair glue at the employee, the report said. Brown then spat on the man as he called 911.

She later struggled with a police officer who responded to the call, the report said. She was released on a $1,500 bond.