Rapper Foxy Brown is recovering after being robbed of her purse and $250,000 (GBP138,800) diamond earring, in an attack which left her earlobe torn.

Brown was reportedly in the bathroom of New York City's Club Show after she attended a BABY PHAT fashion show over the weekend (11/12SEP04), when suspect TANYA MANDERSON followed her and ripped the pricey jewel from her right ear.

Manderson then allegedly fled with the earring and a Louis Vuitton bag, according to website ALLHIPHOP.COM.

Brown alerted security, who chased Manderson into a subway. They lost her in the ensuing chase, but recovered the purse.

Manderson later turned herself in after detectives tracked her down based on eyewitness reports.

15/09/2004 21:41