Jermaine Dupri Speaks On Da Brat Coming Out As A Lesbian

The So So Def founder and the ‘Dish Nation’ host chat with Tamron Hall.

In March 2020, Shawntae “Da Brat” Harris revealed that she is in a same-sex relationship with Kaleidoscope Hair Products CEO Jesseca Dupart. The couple made their relationship social media official when Da Brat posted a video of the white Bentley that was gifted to her by Dupart.

Both women were recent guests on the Tamron Hall television show where they talked about the reactions they received after confirming their romantic relationship. Da Brat’s longtime musical partner and friend Jermaine Dupri also made an appearance on the daytime talk program.

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“To see her in this space of just comfort, it just allows me to know that – it’s almost back to the same space that she was in when I first met her. She’s, at this point, invincible, and she can do whatever she wants to do,” said Dupri. “I’m very happy to see that she’s in a comfortable space and just happy.”

Da Brat then told Hall, “This is the first time I have ever heard JD mention anything, ever, in my whole life about who I’m dating, what I’m doing, who I’m seeing. They reached out to him to comment when I came out, he turned them down, he wasn’t doing interviews, he really doesn’t interfere with my life. He lets me live and do whatever it is I need to do to make myself happy.”

Dupri was very instrumental in Da Brat’s career as a Hip Hop recording artist. Her 1994 Platinum-certified, debut studio album Funkdafied and subsequent projects were released under JD’s So So Def Recordings record label. Presently, both rap legends are cast members on WE tv’s Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta.