Unfortunately for the 37-year-old veteran artist from Brooklyn, her recent luck at the airport allegedly has her out of six-figures worth of valuables.
According to a passionate, all caps lock Instagram testimonial, Brown (born Inga Marchand) says she had just landed in California for her appearance at a Greater Palm Springs LGBT Festival, when she noticed that a thief had gotten away some of her most prized possessions.
"FAMILY," Brown wrote to Instagram followers on her page that is cluttered with low-res videos, "you know I’m an exceedingly strong woman and have endured what would’ve flatlined most; but I need to air out a very personal, disturbing VIOLATION (which we plan to address further publicly). Fans saw my performance at the PALM SPRINGS, CALI GAY PRIDE FESTIVAL last FRIDAY but what you guys didn’t know…(trusting the investigative process takes it’s course) is that I was ROBBED hours before the show (luggage stolen on videotape) at LAX AIRPORT for over 100K worth of my most valuable, LUXURY possessions at the @AMERICANAIRLINES BAGGAGE CLAIM."
She later bigged herself up for her ability to persevere over all adversity.
"Still, (filled with ineffable fury) I could NOT disappoint my LGBT FANS; mustered the strength to perform and lit the stage! Airport security was immediately alerted and we’ve spoken to Detectives, but the THIEF who’s on CAMERA FOOTAGE is still on these streets!!! Material things can very well be replaced, but some items are true FOX VINTAGE and we’re horrified that a week later we have NO answers."
Brown hasn't released a studio album since 2001 and a mixtape since 2008 but the foundation she laid dating back to her mainstream debut Ill Na Na (which awarded her with a platinum at the age of 18) amounted to a loyal fanbase. Even when the musical hiatuses left her to her own devices. Her run-ins with the law have dominated her career timeline, most notably, being sentenced to a year in jail in 2007. (She only did a little over a month, however.)
Her behavior has led fans to question the state of her overall sanity, which she reignited that feeling with thoughts of religion and references to Biggie's murder all in the same breath.
"We intend to vigorously pursue until JUSTICE is served and my possessions found. My ABIDING FAITH IN CHRIST?? kept me thru my most vicious storms, so to THIS just know I’m SUITED UP IN HIS ARMOR watch him MOVE!," she promised. "Not just the “protocol” of the AIRLINE but the slow feedback from law enforcement shocks the conscience. I’m definitely NO 'conspiracy theorist' but we were there the night my close friend BIGGIE? was murdered and more often than not, HIP HOP stars are blatantly targeted or their plights swept under the rug. Cut from the cloth of the “go hard” who, (before FOXY BROWN ever existed) chose not to retreat but go hard, so every young black boy and girl is afforded swift justice when VIOLATED, gives us the fight to find this bastard."