Hip hop artist Da Brat, whose real name is Shawntae Harris, has announced that she is expecting her first child with her girlfriend, Jesseca Dupart. The 47-year-old rapper shared the news on her Instagram account with a photo of an ultrasound image.
In the caption, Da Brat expressed her excitement about becoming a mother, writing “I’ve always been a kind of private person until I met my heart’s match who handles some things differently than I do. Thank you baby @darealbbjudy for far more than this incredible gift. I have never experienced this feeling. It’s like nothing I’ve ever felt before. We are so in love with each other and this little life we are growing!” Da Brat has been open about her relationship with Dupart, who is a businesswoman and founder of haircare brand Kaleidoscope Hair Products. The couple have been dating for more than a year and frequently share photos and videos of each other on social media.
Fans and fellow celebrities have been sending their congratulations to the couple, with singer Monica writing “Yesssssssssssssss to life,” and rapper Trina saying “Congratulations beautiful.” Da Brat, who rose to fame in the mid-90s with hits like “Funkdafied” and “Give It 2 You,” has also found success in acting, appearing in films like “Kazaam” and TV shows like “Empire” and “Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta.”
The news of Da Brat’s pregnancy comes after a year of challenges for the rapper, who revealed in 2020 that she had filed for bankruptcy. However, it seems that this new chapter in her life is bringing her immense joy and excitement. Congratulations to Da Brat and Jesseca Dupart on their upcoming arrival