How much money does Da Brat have?
Da Brat has a net worth of $100,000 and is an American rapper and actress. Da Brat was one of the first female MCs to emerge in the 1990s hip-hop scene. In 2004, her debut album “Funkdafied” went platinum, making her the first female rapper to do so. Unfortunately, legal issues later in her career have put Da Brat’s finances in jeopardy in recent years, including a 2018 bankruptcy case in which she listed debts totaling just under $8 million and assets totaling just $100,000.
Shawntae Harris, a Chicago native, began rapping when he was eleven years old. Brat was born to a Chicago city bus driver and her parents were never married, so she grew up in two homes. She attended an Apostolic church and sang in the choir four times a week while living part-time with her mother and grandmother. She was a track and basketball athlete at Kenwood Academy in Chicago during high school. She earned her diploma from the Academy of Scholastic Achievement in 1992, a charter school for at-risk students.
When producer Jermaine Dupri found Da Brat in 1992, she was still in her teens, having won an amateur rap competition sponsored by “Yo! MTV Raps.” She met Kriss Kross, a new rap duo who introduced her to Jermaine Dupri, who signed her to his So So Def label, as part of her prize.
Da Brat’s first album, “Funkdafied,” was produced by Dupri and went platinum, reaching number two on the R&B charts and topping the rap singles chart for over three months. The song was No. 1 on the rap singles chart and #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Give It 2 You,” the album’s second single, peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Da Brat had greater control of her music and identity on her follow-up album, “Anuthatantrum,” released in 1996, and it was a commercial success. She returned to the R&B Top Five and pop Top 20 with the hits “Sittin’ on Top of the World” and “Ghetto Love,” with T-Boz from TLC. During this time, she also had high-profile cameo appearances on tracks by Mariah Carey (on a remix of her smash “Always Be My Baby”), Missy Eliot, Dru Hill, and Lil’ Kim, to name a few.
Da Brat’s soo work was overshadowed by her guest appearances on other rappers’ albums for the remainder of the 1990s. On the albums “Da Bomb” and “Young, Rich, and Dangerous,” she collaborated with Kriss Kross on the title track. Da Brat debuted in a feature film in 1996, appearing opposite Shaq in “Kazaam.” She and Dupri collaborated on another Carey remix in 1997 “Sweetheart (So So Def mix). The hit remix of “Da Brat” by Da Brat was recorded by Da Brat “Lil’ Kim, TLC’s Left Eye, Angie Martinez, and Missy Elliot performed Ladies Night (Not Tonight) in 1997. She was featured on Elliot’s debut album “Supa Dupa Fly” later that year on the single “Sock It 2 Me.” In 1999, Da Brat remixed Destiny’s Child’s “Jumpin’ Jumpin’.”
Problems with Money
Da Brat filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 in August 2018. Her assets were $108,700 and her liabilities were $7.8 million, according to her statement. The $6.4 million judgment awarded to the victim of the nightclub assault was included in her overall responsibility. She was also said to owe Sony Music $1.255 million, Ally Bank $12,000, and the IRS and the Georgia Department of Revenue a few thousand dollars. She claimed a $5,000 Mercedes 238i, a $15,000 BMW 328i, and a $23,000 Jeep Wrangler as her possessions. She said she made $9,300 per month on average and spent $10,500 per month on average. Da Brat had declared $75,000 in income at the time of her filing, which was around halfway through 2018. In 2016, she earned $92,000.
Her assault victim filed a lawsuit a few months after the bankruptcy filing, claiming that the bankruptcy filing had wiped off her debt. The debt had escalated from $6.4 million to $8 million-plus interest, according to the victim. She stated that she has yet to receive any payment from the artist.
Life in General
Da Brat finally came out on Instagram in March 2020, revealing she was in a relationship with businesswoman Jesseca Dupart, after years of keeping her sexuality and relationships fully hidden from the public eye. Jessica is the creator and CEO of Kaleidoscope Hair Products, a company that generates millions of dollars in revenue every year.