Foxy Brown Asked Early Release from Prison, Cited Chronic Ear Condition

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Foxy Brown has asked a New York judge for early release from prison to treat an ear condition she fears could threaten her hearing.
Has been sentenced to one year behind bars for both violating the terms of her probation and assaulting two nail salon stylists, Foxy Brown has demanded an early release from jail cited fears for ear problem.

The troubled rapper reportedly petitioned Tuesday, January 15 for her early release from New York's Rikers Island to treat an ear problem she feared could jeopardize her hearing and singing career. In her four-pages handwritten letter to New York Supreme Court Judge, Brown said she has already learned a lesson from serving jail time and thus pleaded to be released.

"I ask you to please take into consideration that my health is in jeopardy," Brown reportedly wrote in the letter that was filed as part of an appeal at New York State Supreme Court. "Yes, I've made some bad choices and stupid mistakes. But please understand that sitting in a prison with murderers and criminals is not rehabilitating or what I need to deal with my inner issues."

Brown's lawyer also argued that the incarceration of the rapper is unfair in light of her ear condition. "If her hearing is damaged any further, it will affect the way she hears and it will affect the way she sings," Laura Dilimetin argued. "It will have dire consequences on her ability to maintain her profession and livelihood."

Brown, who had an electronic device implanted in her right ear during a January 2006 surgery to reverse "profound hearing loss," wanted to be out by January 30 in order to "have her cochlear implant reprogrammed and repaired" at the House Clinic in Los Angeles, "or else face imminent harm to her hearing," Dilimetin wrote.

A court date to hear the motion wasn't immediately set though.

Brown was sentenced in September 2007 to one year in jail for violating her probation that stemmed from a fight with two manicurists in a New York City nail salon back in August 2004. She was then placed in solitary confinement in late October after being disciplined for a scuffle, verbal assault toward prison officials and her refusal to take a drug test.

Was supposed to spend 76 days in the unit, she has since late November been let out early for "good behavior" after just 40 days. She's four months into a year-long sentence.

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