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Publishers Simon & Schuster Inc. filed two lawsuits claiming rappers Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim may were paid advances for books they have yet to turn in, the Associated Press reports.
Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim Sued by Simon & Schuster Inc
Brown, 29, allegedly received $75,000 to write an autobiography called Broken Silence.
Kim, 32, was given $40,000 to write a novel close to five years ago, according to the publishing house.
"We are disappointed that Simon & Schuster has made the decision to file this lawsuit,” says Kim's lawyer Bernard H. Jackson III. "[She] has had every intention to fulfill her obligations under the agreement from day one but there were certain resources that are standard for any book publisher to provide that we felt were not available in order for her to complete the project. Many attempts have been made to resolve this matter privately by Kim and she still looks forward to doing so."