Guess what folks… Shawntae “Da Brat” Harris is officially out of jail. Jermaine Dupri announced it to the world last night via his Twitter account:
Da Brat’s release date was originally August 2011, but she was released early due to good behavior. If you recall, Brat used her musical talents to organize prison talent shows. That went over so well with prison officials, that Brat was granted the freedom to leave prison grounds for a few hours during the week on a work release program…
Now Da Brat has finally completed her time and is home full time. Harris, 36, served nearly a three year sentence after she beat a b*tch with a bottle (literally) back in 2007.
Harris got into an argument with a waitress at Studio 72, an Atlanta-area club formerly owned by her mentor Jermaine Dupri. A shouting match between Brat and the waitress escalated into shoving and witnesses testified that the rapper then picked up a rum bottle and hit the worker across the face with it, leaving the woman with permanent facial scars.
During her stint in jail, her bff/mentor Jermaine never took the time out to visit her but he explained his reasons in several interviews.
Obviously Da Brat understood and the two are still cooler than a fan. It’s going to be interesting to see how (and if) Da Brat fits back into the grand scheme of things over at SoSo Def.