“Even in a Rikers jumpsuit, she was every inch the diva. “You’d have thought Obama was in the building when I walked in: The girls loved me,” she says. “The officers were jealous because I was getting hundreds of thousands of letters a week.” She even shot a photo spread for a hip-hop mag while in jail.” – Foxy Brown
In the wake of rapper Foxy Brown’s court dismissal early last week, the troubled rapper has given Page Six an exclusive interview. In the interview Foxy touches on everything from the loss of her hearing to her relationship with Jay-Z. After reading, I can clearly see that Fox needs to let go of some of her past. Most of it actually. The bottom line is she needs to gather all those talents, and create some music. Her past status as an amazing female rapper holds no relevancy if there is no current product to hold up her credibility.
It’s no longer 1996.
I love Fox. But I need her to step into 2011, hit the gym, get that hair together and create some hot bars.
Here are a few excerpts from her interview…
When she was 15, her cousin, a DJ, introduced her to a still-undiscovered Jay-Z, and she rapped on his debut album, “Reasonable Doubt.”
“Jay and I are each other’s history,” she says. “We discovered each other, basically. Our first record together was what blew both of us up. We became Bonnie and Clyde.”
With her provocative curves — she’s a size 4 with a 34DD bust — and even more provocative lyrics, Foxy recorded a string of hits. She took her stage name from Pam Grier’s famous blaxploitation character and more than lived up to the cinematic Foxy’s bluster.
It was Jay-Z who introduced Brown to her best friend and kindred spirit, Naomi Campbell.
“It was 2005 and Jay said to me, ‘You and Naomi are the most misunderstood female celebrities ever. You have to meet,’ ” she recalls. “He set up a meeting in office at Def Jam. We came in, and we’ve been like sisters ever since.”
But while Jay-Z’s career has transformed him into a mogul, Brown has not released a full album in a decade.
“Of course I want to release another album,” she says. “It’s not that I’ve been twiddling my thumbs. I’ve had major setbacks.”
Let’s hope Foxy takes her newly given clean slate and runs with it.