A New York publisher is suing Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim, saying they were paid advances for books they never delivered.

A New York publisher is suing Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim, saying they were paid advances for books they never delivered.

Simon & Schuster Inc. says Brown was paid $75,000 in 2005 to deliver an autobiography called "Broken Silence" by February 2006; and Lil' Kim was paid $40,000 in 2003 for a novel due June 2004.

The publisher wants its money back through the two lawsuits filed yesterday (July 23).

After signing the deals, both women were imprisoned for several months. Lil' Kim went to prison in 2005 for lying about a shooting, and Brown in 2007 for violating probation arising from a fight with two manicurists.

Brown's attorney says she hasn't seen the lawsuit and can't comment. Lil' Kim's attorney didn't immediately return a call.