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(NYPost)   DefJam rapper Foxy Brown to undergo surgery after sudden hearing loss; urges Russell Simmons to consider "HearingimparedJam Records" name change   ( divider line
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2005-12-16 12:23:52 PM  
"C'mon man, turn my headphones up! Turn em up!"

Instant classic.
2005-12-16 12:52:51 PM  
This is going to make it much, much easier for me to stalk her.
/She has some noisy bushes in front of her bedroom window.
2005-12-16 12:55:09 PM  
This was an excellent story. I especially enjoyed reading the part about...


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2005-12-16 02:11:01 PM  
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2005-12-16 02:16:58 PM  

/third grade joke
2005-12-16 02:50:51 PM  

/Same grade
2005-12-16 02:51:23 PM  
2005-12-16 02:51:29 PM  

This is what happens when you
party with Rush Limbaugh!
2005-12-16 02:51:37 PM  
I heard about this. Anyone read the full story and care to post here the reason for the hearing loss?

Thanks in advance.

2005-12-16 02:51:58 PM  
Ha ha! I just pwned myself!
2005-12-16 02:52:14 PM  
Having heard her music I feel it unfair that she now "deals it but don't take it". Losing a sensory input is harsh, then again so is that nasty thing's music.
2005-12-16 02:52:54 PM  
OxyContin/Vicodin poisining...just like Limbaugh

/no proof
2005-12-16 02:53:02 PM  
Oh and, "rap royalty"???
2005-12-16 02:53:20 PM  
....."surrounded by rap royalty..."

2005-12-16 02:55:44 PM  
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2005-12-16 02:56:35 PM  
"I have spent many confusing and agonizing nights crying in isolation," the Brooklyn-born rap star said yesterday. "To suddenly lose your hearing after 10 years as a professional artist, I questioned, 'God, why me?' "

God: Foxy, there's just something about you that pisses me off.
2005-12-16 02:57:13 PM  
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I cant heeeeeear yoooooou !!!!!!
2005-12-16 02:57:35 PM  
Its All Gone pete tong rite? I loved that movie!!!
2005-12-16 02:59:39 PM  
I like how the article touched - just touched - on how she lost her hearing.
2005-12-16 03:02:57 PM  
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New Album.....Deadly Silence out now !
2005-12-16 03:03:00 PM  
Actual footage of Foxy Bron working the new Hearing Aid.
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2005-12-16 03:03:32 PM  
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2005-12-16 03:04:01 PM  
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2005-12-16 03:04:26 PM  
2005-12-16 03:04:49 PM  
Thread is silent, even with pictures:

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2005-12-16 03:04:51 PM  
awfulperson wins by a country mile.
2005-12-16 03:05:18 PM  

That was SO overdue! That's the only time I've laughed all day.

2005-12-16 03:09:26 PM  
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2005-12-16 03:09:32 PM  
Somewhere, in a dark corner of, the
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2005-12-16 03:09:44 PM  
There's a better article about it here:​tml

But then most any article about it would be better.

I found it hilarious that she fired her attorney for revealing her hearing loss.

2005-12-16 03:09:55 PM  
Article for those without bug me not

December 16, 2005 -- Foxy Brown hasn't "heard a voice in six months."

"I have spent many confusing and agonizing nights crying in isolation," the Brooklyn-born rap star said yesterday. "To suddenly lose your hearing after 10 years as a professional artist, I questioned, 'God, why me?' "

But her doctor says she has a good shot of completely regaining her hearing once she is operated on in January.

"I am strong, resilient and fortunate to undergo this surgery to restore my hearing," Brown said at a press conference in Manhattan surrounded by rap royalty, including Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, his wife Kimora Lee Simmons and Benjamin Chavis, president of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network.

Decked out in a leather coat, leopard-print stiletto heels and a thick gold chain necklace, Brown sounded fine when she gave her statement to reporters. But she could not understand questions, her doctor said.

"She has gotten much better at reading lips, but she cannot hear," said Dr. Laura Arias.

She called Brown who lost her hearing while recording her upcoming album, "Black Roses," in May a "strong candidate" for recovery.

"Our goal is a to restore her hearing," Arias said. "I think our greatest success will be when we buy her next album."

The same surgery has been successful with other patients in similar circumstances, said Arias, who is not performing the operation.

She has been acting as a medical consultant for the songstress.

Rap pioneer Doug E. Fresh told reporters that she sounded "bananas" while recording the album even though someone had to tap the beats on her shoulder because she couldn't hear.

Brown's media blitz came just two weeks after she fired her lawyer for telling reporters she was "pretty much totally deaf."

But the singer had told People magazine two months earlier that she suffered from sensorineural hearing loss.

In addition to her medical woes, Brown is also undergoing legal difficulties.

The singer, whose real name is Inga Marchand, was charged with hitting two workers in a Chelsea nail salon after they confronted her over an unpaid bill in August 2004.

Brown counters that she never got her manicure and that she was trapped inside the salon during the dispute.
2005-12-16 03:16:34 PM  
is sounding 'bananas' a good thing? like when gwen stefani poops bananas?
2005-12-16 03:19:23 PM  
God: Foxy, there's just something about you that pisses me off.

for instance, you have destroyed a perfectly good pair of breasts.
2005-12-16 03:24:53 PM  
Cue Lil' John in 3...2...
2005-12-16 03:26:53 PM  
Foxy Brown makes Courtney Love look like the Queen of England. That being said, Lil' Kim makes Foxy Brown look like June Cleaver.

Get well soon, Inga!
2005-12-16 03:27:18 PM  
Me like the headline. Mine wasn't as good. Something like "Foxy Brown says she's been deaf for six months, listeners not so lucky." Granted, I've not heard her music, but I'm just guessing that's a good thing. Bah. Get off my lawn.

/not a hip-hop hater at all
///listening to the Pharcyde right now
2005-12-16 03:28:28 PM  
Well at least there's one person who will enjoy Britney Spears' new album

/one please, window seat
2005-12-16 03:28:30 PM  
I read somewhere that the doctors think she had some wierd inner ear virus that went unchecked for a long time. Can't say I care for her as an "artist", but that sucks the big one.
2005-12-16 03:30:30 PM  
Is she related to Foxy Chocolate Robot?
2005-12-16 03:33:50 PM  
Amazing what you realize when you let the druigs wear off
2005-12-16 03:34:27 PM  
huh - turns out I mistooke her for Li'l Kim.
Foxy - teh hot, Kim = teh not.
2005-12-16 03:34:46 PM  
Foxy meet Rush. Rush meet Foxy. Jsut saying, hope it is not the case here.

Doctors report that sudden and rapid hearing loss is normally the result of either autoimmune disease or medications like antibiotics or diuretics. Cases that don't fit either of these classic patterns should be examined for a possible Vicodin connection.
2005-12-16 03:35:15 PM  
2005-12-16 03:35:51 PM  
I guess the only good female rapper left is.............oh shiat.

*paging Lauryn Hill. Please stop crying, and put down the acoustic guitar. You already got the grammies. We need you.*
2005-12-16 03:36:03 PM  
not one reference to this


/dismayed at fellow farkers...
//totally pete tong'd
2005-12-16 03:37:16 PM  
"doctors think she had some wierd inner ear virus that went unchecked for a long time"

Hahahhaha hahahah....heh...sigh.

Again hearing loss is not funny, but thinking about how that nasty biatch might have got a virus in her ear sure is!
2005-12-16 03:39:41 PM  
That's the difference between sissy-pissy rappers that's double-dutch
How come I hold the microphone double-clutch
C.O.'s make rounds, never have ox found
On shakedown, lock-down, wet dreams of Fox' Brown

/definitly obscure...
2005-12-16 03:40:45 PM  
Maybe she had an infected blowhole?
2005-12-16 03:42:20 PM  
Mic check...
Come through, dig the sound!
Crowd around!
2005-12-16 03:43:25 PM  
crazyhair Is that dude for real?

/Foxxy is a hot as hell
// also one of the good female MC
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