Ms. Fox Boogie, is appearing on the cover of the September issue of XXL. Her first cover in a very very long time and boy when I tell you she waits no time opening up that closet of skeletons...well see for yourself...
(XXL Sept '08)
She remembers when Brooklyn producer Clark Kent rolled up to her block in a white Lexus and introduced her to a tall, skinny guy with a cane. “He was so smooth. His swagger was just incredible,” Foxy says. “From that moment on, Jay and I became Bonnie and Clyde,” she says. Fifteen years later, on Broken Silence’s “Fallin’,” she raps, “If I was to die, be too many cowards alive/Fox Brown, Bonnie minus the Clyde.”
“IT WAS LIKE ‘I NEED YOU TO HELP ME SAVE MY LIFE,’ AND [JAY-Z] JUST WASN’T THERE.”
“A lot of things have happened over the years between Jay and I,” she says of the man who signed her to a multimillion-dollar deal at Def Jam in 2005, nine years after their classic duet “Ain’t No N*gga” gave him his first radio hit. “But there’s an unbreakable bond that will never die. 50 wanted me to be part of his team so bad. He was like, ‘Look, I’ll do it with Jay, half and half.’ And, of course, Jay said no. At one point, 50 asked, ‘Why do you have so much loyalty to this N*gga?’ Jay and I have history. There are things that he could have done better, as far as his loyalty to me, and I’m sure I’ve made mistakes that he felt he could’ve prevented.” Foxy chokes up. “When I lost my hearing, Jay gave me the respect to go heal myself. He stuck with me along the way. But there are times when I just really needed him, and it wasn’t even about Foxy Brown and Jay-Z. It was just like, ‘I need you to help me save my life,’ and he just wasn’t there.”
The tears are streaming down her cheeks. “I would never denounce him in public. That’s just how I feel. But I’ve been incarcerated for eight months, and Jay’s been everywhere, and he hasn’t mentioned one thing about, ‘Tell her I love her. Tell her to be strong.’ That broke my heart more than anything. When they sent me to jail, I just knew he would be there-everyone came. But he never showed up… My mother always says,jay also said this,in the tru life freestyle ‘Inga, when a person shows you who they are, believe them. Been showing me all through the years and you just don’t wanna believe it.’”
I always wonder what she thinks of Beyonce, well poor girl, a real lost sense of reality.