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Rapperistas Cashing Checks They Can't Write

7/25/2008 8:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lil' Kim and Foxy Brown are used to having the book thrown at 'em -- just not actually writing them.

The two felonius rappers just got sued by Simon & Schuster, the publishing house, for failing to deliver on books they were paid to write. And it's not like they didn't have the time to write 'em -- both spent long stints in prison; Kim for perjury, Foxy for assault.

S&S wants their money back -- over $100K in total -- with interest. Foxy's lawyer gave us this statement: "In 2005, after Foxy Brown's delivery of her uniquely personally written synopsis, both Simon and Shuster and Inga Marchand were excited to join together to publish her autobiography, Broken Silence, one of the most highly anticipated books in rap history. Then tragedy struck, and Foxy Brown was diagnosed with sudden severe hearing loss and her health became a priority.

With Simon and Shuster's blessings, Foxy Brown underwent extensive surgical proceedures and a lengthy recovery time, fighting to restore her hearing. After returning we were told that Simon and Shuster decided not to go forward with the project. Many attempts were made by Foxy Brown's agents to resurrect the deal, to no avail. Now that Foxy Brown is being courted by many publishers to negotiate a new book deal, I find it suspect that after all of these years of silence, Simon and Shuster pick now to bring this meritless action when they were the ones to halt the project. Foxy Brown would love to continue with Simon and Shuster and welcomes talks to continue to solidify a deal."
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1.

Jess    

Another Obama supporter.

2094 days ago
2.

SPLIFFSMOMMY    

send them both back to prison and let them try again.
isnt that stealing,getting paid to do/produce something and blowing it off?

2094 days ago
3.

mack    

Every day you see a story of another rapper , jailed, arrested...........shot..............etc etc. bankrupt, stealing you name it
money cannot buy class................................most rappers are low class a holes who can rhyme a few tunes............The Will Smiths among them are rare

2094 days ago
4.

CELEBS HAS NO COMMON SENSE OR DO THEY PAY IN FULL CASH    

Celebrities bring alot of this problems on thereselves ..............

Celebs knew EXACTLY what happens when you become
FAMOUS .

It's not like , it's a secret , this been going on for centuries .

Celebrities want THE PUBLIC to pay attention too them , but
at the same time , they don't want you to take pictures of them .

Celebrities want the FANS to dish out there hard earn money
to make the celebs RICH , but they don't want FANS to recieve
anything back. JOLIE AND PITT IS ONE EXAMPLE .

Celebrities seems to forget , if it WASN'T for the FANS , celebrities
wouldn't be rich and many celebrities are actually considered POOR .
YES in hollywood "eyes" any celebrity makes less than $100 million
dollars a Year . Is considered poor . Because it takes "millionsssssssss
to live that life style .

Celebrities recieve millions of dollars , in clothing , and much more
for FREE. HARD to believe , but true .

I don't feel sorry for NONE of them .........They made there beds , now
lie in it . By the way many celebrities aren't as popular as they think
they're . That's why they make less than $100 million dollars a year .

2094 days ago
5.

CELEBS HAS NO COMMON SENSE OR DO THEY PAY IN FULL CASH    

#3 and # 4 ....You're exactly right !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2094 days ago
6.

PoorProductions    

Obviously Nothing Learned From Their First Stints In Jail.

Clearly they should know, first of all, how old are they ??? 25, 26 , 27 ??
And they want to write a tell all about what ?? I mean come on.. what have you learned by that age ??
Going to jail and still not producing product, that's the book I wanna buy about two thieves who scam
people to get what they want. Cant we put out something more productive and well-rounded for our younger generation ??
Shoot..... for any generation. They burned out in the 90's.... I'm sure their wallets are burning at both ends, like a candle.

2094 days ago
7.

JD Money    

#4...don't be jealous because you are illiterate and have no chance of making that kind of money!!!

2094 days ago
8.

Fred    

"Another Obama supporter" And if she does support him, so what?

Better to have his so-called supporters committing the crimes than he himself. Iran Contra anyone?

Stereotyping Obama by every black person that gets in trouble, wow. You didn't see "Obama supporter" typed when billionaire Jeff Epstein was arrested for molesting a kid. he's a Democrat.

Sounds like somebody is another KKK supporter if you ask me..

2094 days ago
9.

Fan Since 2007!!!    

Oh Good Lord,

All that scratch handed over to rappers (with FELONIES no less), and S and S EXPECTED a return!!?

PAH LEAZ!!!

2094 days ago
10.

mack    

I agree number 4 is illiterate

and number 4 how many people do you think make 100 million a year ? Maybe Oprah thats about it..........

people who make 20,30,40 million a year are not considered Poor in Hollywood...........you are a moron

2094 days ago
11.

Mr. Know It All    

#4..........

"I don't feel sorry for NONE of them ........."

..........means that you DO feel sorry for them. Go back to school.

2094 days ago
12.

Fan Since 2007!!!    

Seriously though,

The ladies got PAID...

2093 days ago
13.

Bubblebunny    

Write !!!!????? They cain't even read !!! I'll bet my grits on it !!

2093 days ago
14.

dumbshit    

yo just PUT YO LIGHTERS UP AND SHOOT THESE'S TWO DUMB RAP WANNABE'S OUT OF A CANNON OR SOMETHING MAYBE SEND THEM BACK ON THE BOAT THEY CAME FROM U.S.A DON'T WANT THEM HERE

2093 days ago
15.

I'dTapThat    

Serves S&S right. They blindly handed over the cash just because these two over-since-'98 rappers were incarcerated, and they figured there'd be a market of dumbasses ready to run out and buy whatever drivel some ghostwriter would produce (because Lord knows there's not a literary bone in either of these chicks' bodies--unless Kim started screwing Ken Follett on the low). Suckers! They shouldn't get squat back.

2093 days ago
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