Do you remember mid-’90s rapper Da Brat? You know, “Funkdafied,” “Ghetto Love,” the remix to Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby“? Well if you do, chances are your memory of the rapper, real name Shawntae Harris, probably looks something like this:
Dreads, sunglasses, camo pants, Usher-like boxer flashing. Sounds about right. Brat was not particularly known for her sex appeal, but more as one of the guys, able to throw down with any of the game’s tougher male rappers. But now here comes the latest issue of Vibe Magazine, who expects us to believe that the woman in the above picture and the one below are, in fact, the same person:
Tough one. Nonetheless, it appears that the woman in the glamour shot is indeed also Ms. Harris, looking much different than expected after being released from prison this February after serving 21 months on aggravated assault charges. “I’m such a f**king lady,” Brat tells Vibe. “I loved to get glammed up. I love manis and pedis. I like to go to Vicky Secrets and La Perla because I like lace and bikinis. I’m such a P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thug).”
Uh, sure. We’re not sure if Da Brat can still rightfully hold on to the name “Da Brat” if she’s gonna be looking like this, though. She at least has to graduate herself to “Tha Debutante” or something.