Rapper Foxy Brown has blasted reports she was given preferential treatment during her stint behind bars - insisting her time in prison was "the worst period in my life".
The star was jailed for 12 months in September 2007 for violating her probation, stemming from a fight with two manicurists in a New York nail salon. She was released in April last year (08).
She sparked reports she received preferential treatment from prison officers at Rikers Island jail after thanking them for supporting her during her sentence.
But she has now spoken out to deny she was treated differently to other inmates at the prison.
Brown tells the New York Post, "It was incarceration, not vacation. I only wore the designer clothing I was allowed to have. There were certain gang colors my sneakers couldn't be... I didn't have any special visitation rights."