Foxy Brown, who has had her share of run-ins with the law over the past two years, was praised by a New York judge today (June 14) and was returned to probation in good standing. According to the Associated Press, Judge Melissa Jackson smiled as she informed Brown that she had received a favorable report from her probation officer and the court would no longer monitor her. “I’m going to restore you to probation,” Jackson told Foxy. “It was a real struggle to get you on board. I want to see you finish this sentence and go on to a happy life.”
Mathilda Leo, an attorney with the Probation Department, objected to the judges ruling and noted that only two months had passed since the rapper’s sudden change of attitude. Leo went on to suggest that the judge wait another two months before easing the restrictions. The Brooklyn rapper was sentenced to probation in 2006 after pleading guilty to charges stemming from an altercation in a Manhattan nail salon. She was accused of violating her probation after she was arrested in February for allegedly causing a disturbance in a Florida nail salon and resisting arrest. Under the terms of her sentence, she was required to get permission from her probation officer before leaving the state. In May, She rejected a plea offer in the Florida case in May, and was given a trial date of September 24.