New York Foxy Brown, who is facing legal problems in an alleged fight with two Manhattan nail salon workers, says she'll take a break from performing to have surgery for a hearing defect.
Prosecutors allege that Brown, with a cell phone clutched in her closed fist, attacked and kicked one worker in an argument over payment for a manicure. She hit a second worker in the face, authorities said.
The 26-year-old rapper is charged with misdemeanor assault, attempted assault and harassment. She appeared Thursday in Manhattan Criminal Court, where Judge Martin Murphy set a Dec. 5 trial date.
She refused to discuss the cause of her hearing problem, but said an operation is planned soon. Brown said she will make her last public appearance Sunday before having the surgery.