Less than a month after being released from prison, rapper Foxy Brown pleaded guilty recently to menacing a woman with her BlackBerry phone and avoided another possible prison sentence.

Brown, 29, whose real name is Inga Marchand, pleaded guilty to menacing a Brooklyn woman, a misdemeanour, in July 2007 while on probation for assaulting two nail salon stylists over a $20 US manicure, a court spokesman said.

Brown was accused of bruising the eye and chipping the tooth of her neighbour Arlene Raymond when she struck the woman with the device.

Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge John Walsh sentenced Brown to time already served, issued an order of protection and ordered Brown to submit a letter of apology, the spokesman said.

“I apologize for the incident that occurred on July 31, 2007, in that I attempted to scare Arlene Raymond and place her in harm’s way,” Brown said in a hand-written note.

Last month, Brown was released after serving eight months of a one-year sentence for violating her parole stemming from the nail salon incident.

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