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Foxy Brown Breaks Down on ‘Mo’Nique’

Brooklyn rapper Foxy Brown made an emotional appearance on The Mo’Nique Show last night discussing her hearing loss and referring to special guest Pam Grier, the original Foxy Brown, as her “second mother.”

From the moment she took the stage, Foxy was in tears, sobbing uncontrollably while hugging Mo’Nique. Fox began her interview by explaining that when she took the name back in 1996, she first asked Grier, who played the character Foxy Brown in the 1974 blaxplotation film of the same name, for permission.

She then addressed Grier, whom she referred to as her “second mother,” saying “I love [you] so much and I’ve always idolized you,” while hugging Grier and attempting to hold back tears. “[Grier] epitomizes what black women should stand for; intelligence, beauty, strength, tenacity … “Foxy again broke into tears discussing her hearing loss. “I’m just happy to be able to hear again, and humbled to be onstage with two women I’ve admired more than anything in the world,” said the surprisingly supplicatory MC.

She further revealed the circumstances around hearing loss, saying that she considered her ailment to be a punishment from God. “Wednesday night, I was up shooting the cover of XXL with Jay-Z, Kanye and Lebron and Thursday morning I woke up, and I couldn’t hear anything. I was completely deaf, 100%,” she explained. “I just knew that God had gotten even. I kept dodging Him, he kept giving me signs…They say God will get you first in private. If He don’t get you then, he’ll get you in public.”

Although Foxy didn’t discuss her upcoming career plans, her change in attitude is impressive. “Everything that I’ve gone through — I’m sorry — all the trials and tribulations,” she apologized at one point. “I would wake up all the time and just say ‘God, but why me? Why me? And one day He said ‘Why not you?”

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