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Da Brat Net Worth: How Rich is the Rapper Actually in 2023?



Da Brat Net Worth

Shawntae Harris, who is better recognized by her stage name, Da Brat is a famous American rapper. As of 2023, Da Brat net worth is estimated to be around $200 thousand.

Da Brat is best known for being the first female solo rapper to deliver a platinum-selling album titled “Funkdafield”, which was sold 1 million copies in 2004. Brat also received mainstream success with her commercial hit songs “I Think They Like Me”, and “In Love with Chu”. 

Real Name Shawntae Harris
Date of Birth April 14, 1974
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation Rapper, actress
Partner Jesseca Dupart
Net Worth $200 thousand

Career Highlights

Best known for: Her hit songs like “Funkdafied” and “Not Tonight”.


  • Winning Best Rap Album for “Funkdafied” in 1995.
  • Winning Top Female Rap Artist in 1995 Billboard Awards.
  • Two Grammy Awards Nominations.

Popularity: Over 141K subscribers on YouTube, 3.1 million followers on Instagram, and 0.73 million monthly listeners on Spotify. (stats as of February 2023)

Early Life

Da Brat’s real name is Shawntae Harris and she was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 14, 1974, to her parents Beverly Calloway and David Ray McCoy. Her mom, Beverly was a city bus driver, and her dad is a businessman. She grew up in two different households. Brat has lived partly with his mom and grandmother. She used to sing in the choir at the Apostolic church as a child.

Brat has a paternal half-sister, LisaRaye McCoy, who is famous for her portrayal of Diana Armstrong in the movie “The Players Club”. Brat has studied at the Kenwood Academy, from where she completed her sophomore and junior year study. While attending the academy, she played basketball and ran track. In 1992, she eventually graduated from the Academy of Scholastic Achievement.

Da Brat Net Worth & Rise to Fame


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Brat received her big break in 1992 after she registered a win in a local rap contest which was sponsored by Yo! MTV Raps. After winning the contest, she was introduced to the record producer, Jermaine Dupri by the young rap duo, Kris Kross. Jermaine later signed to her to record label So So Def.

In 1994, she dropped her first studio album titled “Funkdafield”. The album became a big hit, which went platinum and eventually made her the first female solo rapper to sell 1 million album copies.

Brat’s platinum debut album’s title song Funkdafield peaked at No. 1 on the rap singles chart, and at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1996, she dropped her second studio album titled “Anuthatantrum”, which include the hit song “Ghetto Love”. Following that in the rest of the 1990s, she became popular for making featured appearances on other R&B singers’ and rappers’ albums.

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Brat made her feature movie debut in 1996 with the movie titled “Kazaam”. She returned back to her solo work in early 2000 by releasing her third studio album titled “Unrestricted”, which includes moderately successful songs like “That’s What I’m Looking For”, and “What’chu Like”. However, the album failed to create the same magic as her previously released albums.

She dropped her fourth studio album titled “Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz” in 2003. The album includes a hit song “In Love wit Chu”, which made place at No. 9 on the Billboard rhythmic.

Brat came back to her best form in 2005 after she was featured on a remix version of the song titled “I Think They Like Me”. The song was a big hit, which charted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop chart.

Besides her musical contribution, she has also been a part of several reality shows like “The Rap Game”. “The Surreal Life” and “Growing up Hip Hop: Atlanta”. As of now, she is working as a co-host of the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show”.

Da Brat Personal Life and Legal Problems

Da Brat has openly confirmed herself as a lesbian and is currently dating a hair product mogul, Jesseca Dupart. She confirmed being in a relationship with her new partner, Jesseca on March 26, 2020. Prior to that, in the late 1990s, she was dating former professional basketball player, Allen Iverson.

Brat pleaded guilty in 2001 after she battered a woman with a gun in an Atlanta nightclub. She had a dispute with a woman over VIP seating in the nightclub. Due to misdemeanor reckless conduct, she spent a year’s probation and performed 80 hours of community service.

Brat likewise pleaded guilty to aggravated assault charges after she had an altercation with a waitress at a Halloween party at Studio 72 nightclub in October 2007. As a punishment, she spent 3 years in prison, received 7 years of probation, and performed 200 hours of community service.

Da Brat Net Worth

Da Brat’s personal wealth is estimated to be around $200 thousand as of 2023. She would surely be holding a million-dollar net worth value if she would not fall into legal troubles. Brat has been experiencing financial stress in recent years. She claimed to be bankrupt in 2018 and listed to be debts under $8 million.

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