It’s Da Brat’s Burfday Today!
Shawntae Harris AKA Da Brat is a Grammy nominated rapper. She was the first solo female rap artist to go platinum with her debut album, Funkdafied. Da Brat is the younger half-sister of Lisa Raye AKA Diamond. She hails from Jolliet, Illinois. She was discovered during a rap contest sponsered by Yo MTV Raps, and later signed to So So Def Records by Jermaine Dupri.
In recent years Da Brat has had some legal troubles. She was sentenced to three years in prison, seven years of probation, and 200 hours of community service. In May 2010, she was temporarily released from prison as part of a work-release program after serving 21 months. On February 28, 2011, Jermaine Dupri announced that Da Brat was officially released from prison, completing her sentence. Her civil trial stemming from the 2007 altercation is set to begin on February 24, 2014. February 28, 2014 – a civil trial jury awarded ex-NFL cheerleader Shayla Stevens $6.4 million to cover her injuries and past/future loss of earnings.
Da Brat is one of our favorite female rappers. Check out one of our favorite Brat songs below:
Happy Burfday Da Brat!