Rappers failed to deliver on book deals
Rappers Foxy Brown and Lil’ Kim are being sued by a book publisher who wants advances they were paid after failing to deliver books they were commissioned to write.
Simon & Schuster Inc. say they paid Foxy Brown $75,000 in 2005 for an autobiography to be called ‘Broken Silence’ which she was due to hand in by February 2006.
Lil’ Kim was paid $40,000 in 2003 for a book due in June 2004.
Since signing the deals, both women have served time in prison – Lil’ Kim went to jail in 2005 for lying about a shooting, while Foxy Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, served time at Rikers Island for violating probation resulting from an incident in which she allegedly assaulted workers at a nail salon in New York City.
According to the Associated Press, Brown’s attorney says she has not yet seen the lawsuit while Lil’ Kim’s attorney did not respond to a phone call.
–By our New York staff.