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Da Brat

Shawntae Harris (born April 14, 1974), better known as Da Brat, is an American rapper and actress. Her debut album, Funkdafied, sold one million copies, making her the first female rapper to have a platinum-selling album. Harris was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois. Her parents were never married and Harris was subsequently raised in two different households. She lived part of the time with her mother and grandmother, and had attended a strict Pentecostal church four times a week, where she played drums and sang in the choir. She also lived with her father and his mother, where she had fewer restrictions. Harris attended Kenwood Academy from 88–89, where she ran track and played basketball, and she graduated from Academy of Scholastic Achievement, a continuation charter school that caters to at-risk youths, in 1993. Regarding her soon-to-be rap name, Harris told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she got the name because she is "a spoiled only child." Harris is the younger half-sister of actress LisaRaye McCoy. In 1992, Harris got a big break when she won the grand prize in a local rap contest sponsored by Yo! MTV Raps. For the prize, she got to meet Kris Kross, and they in

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Da Brat -- The MJ Sophie's Choice ... Michael Jackson or Michael Jordan?

Da Brat
The MJ Sophie's Choice ... Jordan or Jackson?

Da Brat tackled the biggest MJ debate of them all -- and it turns out there's NO ONE better to settle the ongoing issue.The question, of course ... who's more popular around the world --… READ MORE >

Da Brat Juror -- Sentenced To Do Homework -- After Screwing Up Trial

Da Brat Juror
Sentenced To Do Homework After Screwing Up Trial

The juror who caused a mistrial in Da Brat's assault case by lying about his citizenship -- just got the legal equivalent of high school detention ... because the judge ordered him TO WRITE AN… READ MORE >

- 220 days ago
Da Brat -- I'm Paying Off My Debt ... Slowly, But Surely

Da Brat
I'm Paying My Debt Slowly, But Surely

Da Brat is already made a dent in paying off her massive $6.4 million debt ... $400 down, $6,399,600 to go. The rapper performed Saturday night at a bar in Atlanta ... and according to Dennis… READ MORE >

- 239 days ago
Da Brat's Bottle Victim -- The $6.4 MILLION Injuries ... Gnarly Bloody Gashed Face [PHOTOS]

Da Brat's Bottle Victim
The $6.4 MILLION Injuries Gnarly Bloody Gashed Face

Here are the injuries that just cost Da Brat $6.4 MILLION -- after she brutally bottled an Atlanta nightclub waitress in the face back in 2007 -- the photos are intense ... but they raise an… READ MORE >

- 245 days ago
Da Brat -- Bludgeoned with $6.4 Million Verdict ... After Bottling Cheerleader [UPDATED]

Da Brat
Bludgeoned with $6.4 Million Verdict After Bottling Cheerleader [UPDATED]

1:50 PM PT -- The jury wasn't finished. They just awarded the victim another $2.7 MILLION as added punishment for Da Brat's violent bottle assault.As we reported, the jury has already awarded… READ MORE >

- 246 days ago
Da Brat Trial Derailed by Fraudulent Juror -- You're NOT A U.S. Citizen

Da Brat
Trial Derailed by Fraudulent Juror YOU'RE NOT A U.S. CITIZEN!

Da Brat just got swept up in the immigration mess ... because a juror in her civil trial LIED about being a citizen and now the trial has been derailed and the fraudulent juror is in jail.The… READ MORE >

- 248 days ago
Da Brat -- 'Every Female In Prison Wanted Me'

Da Brat
'Every Female in Prison Wanted Me'

Formerly incarcerated rapper Da Brat tells TMZ she did NOT strike up a romance with another female inmate during her time behind bars ... though she insists everyone wanted a shot at her… READ MORE >

- 1337 days ago
Da Brat Da Busted!

Da Brat
Da Busted!

Rapper and Mariah Carey BFF Da Brat was arrested outside of Atlanta, after allegedly busting a waitress in the face with a bottle of rum at Jermaine Dupri's Studio 72 nightclub around 1:15 AM… READ MORE >

- 2556 days ago

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