Female rapper and celeb reality TV star Da Brat, who is nearing the end of a three-year prison sentence for smashing a bottle across a woman’s face in 2007, has been released from prison on a work-release program.
The 2007 incident started when Da Brat, whose real name is Shawntae Harris, got into an argument with a waitress in an Atlanta-area club owned by record producer Jermaine Dupri. A shouting match between Da Brat and the waitress escalated into shoving, and witnesses testified that the rapper then picked up a rum bottle and hit the worker across the face with it, leaving the woman with permanent facial scars.
The petite performer, who is the sibling of actress and former first lady of Turks and Caicos LisaRaye, was charged with felony aggravated assault. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years behind bars, seven years of probation and 200 hours of community service.
While behind bars, Da Brat was allowed to make a rare appearance on ‘Living the Life,’ a Web series hosted by Dupri, with whom she maintains close ties and refers to as her “brother.” Her work-release program involves a daily commute from her cell to a nine-to-five job where she makes windows.
When asked about her future plans, Da Brat enthusiastically replied, “I’m doing my thing. When I come out I’mma be making windows, music, movies, TV shows, anything I can get my hands on. It’s too much grass done grew up while I ain’t do nothing all this time and it got on my nerves. I’m fittin’ to come out and run…fast.”
Seems like Da Brat has some grown-up plans.
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