The star says she's innocent

Troubled rapper Foxy Brown protested her innocence over charges of battery and resisting an officer with violence at a press conference held at Brooklyn Baptist Church yesterday (February 26).

The 27 year-old star was arrested on February 15 in Florida after an alleged altercation over hair glue at the Queen Beauty Supply Store in Pembroke Pines, but was released the following day after posting a $1,500 bond. She is also accused of breaking probation from a previous charge by traveling to Florida without consent from her probation officer.

However, Brown claimed she had been subject to heavy-handed policing, and that the store owner was using the incident for his own needs, claiming “I am the victim of an overzealous police department who engaged in police brutality and a money hungry store owner whose motives are for me to pay his mortgage on his house and his children’s tuition”.

Brown also stated that “for the last week, I have been vilified in the media as assaulting a store owner. The only crime I am guilty of committing is being a young black female celebrity in Broward County“.

Brown is currently working on a new album entitled ‘Black Roses’, due for release later in the year.