Following her release from prison, she launched a web series about life after the experience titled "Brat Chronicles: In Transition" on You Tube.
She now works for the Rickey Smiley Morning show as a co-host (July 2015 – present).
Da Brat attended Kenwood Academy during her sophomore and junior year, where she ran track and played basketball.
She graduated in 1992 from the Academy of Scholastic Achievement, a continuation charter school that caters to at-risk students.
Da Brat also appeared as Louise in Carey's 2001 movie Glitter.
In 2003, Brat released her fourth album, titled Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz, and appeared on the 4th season of VH1's The Surreal Life.
The waitress was rushed to an area hospital, and police arrested Da Brat and sent her to jail.
In court, Da Brat entered a guilty plea to aggravated assault charges.
Beginning her career in 1992, her debut album Funkdafied (1994) sold one million copies, making her the first female solo rap act to receive a platinum certification, and the second overall female rap act (solo or group) after Salt-N-Pepa. Da Brat was born Shawntae Harris on April 14, 1974, in Joliet, Illinois, and raised on Chicago's West Side.In 1992, Da Brat's big break occurred when she won the grand prize in a local rap contest sponsored by Yo! For the prize, she met the young rap duo Kris Kross.They introduced her to their producer, Jermaine Dupri, who signed her to his So So Def label.Dupri cultivated Da Brat's image as a "female Snoop Doggy Dogg," and she became one of the first female "reality-based" rappers.Da Brat's debut album Funkdafied was released in 1994 and entered the rap albums chart at #1.