Friday, August 22, 2008
Jail: The New Hot Spot For Female Rappers!!
Today, Da Brat, real name Shawntae Harris, was sentenced to three years in prison for striking a woman with a rum bottle at an Atlanta-area nightclub. The judge also gave her 7 years probation and 200 hours of community service.
The fateful incident occurred during a Jermaine Dupri-hosted Halloween party at Georgia-area nightclub Studio 72 on Oct. 31, 2007. The victim, a waitress at the club, had to be hospitalized after being struck by the rapstress, and Superior Court Judge Gail Flake said the woman suffered permanent facial scarring.
Da Brat and the victim had reportedly gotten into an altercation prior to the assault, police said at the time.
This sentence follows a string of other female rappers who have been imprisoned for assault and attempted manslaughter, including Lil' Kim, Foxy Brown and most recently Remy Ma.