Friday, July 25, 2008

Simon & Schuster Sues Two Rappers reports on an Associated Press story released yesterday saying that Simon & Schuster is suing two rappers (Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim) for not delivering on advances they were paid:
Simon & Schuster Inc. says Brown was paid $75,000 in 2005 to turn in an autobiography called "Broken Silence" by February 2006 while Lil' Kim was paid $40,000 in 2003 for a novel that was due June 2004.
The article points out that after their deals were cut, both women went to prison. Lil' Kim, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, was imprisoned for ten months back in 2005/06 after lying to authorities about a shooting. reported on this:
Kim was convicted on three counts of perjury and one count of conspiracy in March 2005 in connection with the trial of the 2001 shooting incident outside New York's Hot 97 radio station
Foxy Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, served eight months in prison in 2007/08 for attacking two manicurists in 2004. The New York Daily News reported:
Brown was sentenced to three years' probation in October 2006. But a judge packed her off to jail when she decided the long-nailed, short-fused star wasn't taking her probation seriously after she hit a woman in the face with a cell phone and threw a pot of hair glue at a worker in a Queens store.
I keep saying it over and over. When you sign a contract (and take the money), you are obligated to fulfill the terms.

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