Da Brat Gay, Lesbian, Dating, Age, Net Worth

By Kishor Shahi | On: 05 Mar, 2019
Da Brat Gay, Lesbian, Dating, Age, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth April 14, 1974
Age 46 Years 9 Month(s)
Citizenship American
Profession Rapper
Marital Status Single (2019)
Divorced Not Yet
Boyfriend/Dating David Gest, Kirk Frost (Ex-boyfriends)
Girlfriend/Dating Keisha (Split)
Gay/Lesbian Rumor
Net Worth $3 million
Ethnicity African-American
Children/Kids Not Yet
Height 5'5" (1.68 meters)
Parents Nadine Brewer (Mother),David Ray McCoy (Father)

Da Brat is an American rapper and an actress, who saluted the taste of fame through her debut album Funkdafied. Her album was sold four million copies in its first release that proffers her notoriety as the first female rapper to have a platinum-selling album. She is also known for her roles in movies like Kazaam and Glitter

Starting the rap career at the age of eleven, Da Brat carved oneself as an outstanding music artist. Eventually, she has acquired immense successes and fortunes. 

Da Brat's Relationship Status; Is She A Lesbian?

Da Brat's love life entangles several rumors and gossips. She was even termed as a lesbian star because of her alleged relationship with Keisha back in the 90s. However, her alleged girlfriend Keisha is now married to Omar Epps.

Likewise, the 90s rapper was in a relationship with David Gest during 2006. The couple dated secretly for a few times. On 12 April 2016, her ex-boyfriend, David died at the Four Seasons hotel in London. The reasons behind his demise are speculated as the overuse of sleeping pills and taking steroids for pneumonia.

Da Brat kissing her then-boyfriend David Gest (Photo:

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In an Interview with Atlanta radio show Dish Nation, Da confirmed that she once dated reality TV star, Kirk Frost. As per, Da Brat, Kirk paid her $2000 to date him for a day. She also claimed that he asked her to call him by writing name and number on the front and back of twenty $100 bills. When she called him and took off for the date, Kirk bought her a Lincoln Navigator. 

Da was also linked with few more celebrity including the rapper, André 3000 and also former NBA guard, Allen Iverson.

At present, Da Brat has secluded her love life. People often related her as gay as she dresses like the boy and prefers T-shirts and pants to the sexed-up outfits. However, her dating history signifies that she probably is not gay. But, the lady is yet to get married.

Da Brat's Parents And Siblings 

Talking about her Da Brat's family, her parents never got married. Her mother named Nadine Brewer and grandmother raised her in two different households. Her father, David Ray McCoy was a successful Southside Chicago businessman, who owned many hotels and nightclubs. As reported by, he was found dead at his Cadillac backyard in 1988.

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As reported, David's girlfriend Sheila Daniels and brother Tyrone were convicted of his murder and later on they were sentenced to prison for eighty and sixty years respectively.

Da Brat with her half-sister, Lisa Raye (Photo: Getty Images) 

Da has a half-sister, Lisa Raye McCoy. Both siblings are a rapper and a successful actress. 

Know About Da Brat's Net Worth

Shawntae Harris aka Da Brat has an estimated net worth of $3 million which he accumulated from the professional career as a rapper and an actress. As a rapper, she became one of the first lady MCs in the Hip Hop field during the 90s. She came into highlight with her debut album, Funkdafied. The album sold it's four millions of copies. Da also has released a handful of albums including Anuthatantrum, Unrestricted and the single hits like That's What I'm Looking For, and What'Chu Like

Apart from her music career, she starred in Shaquille O'Neal comedy Kazaam in 1996 and also in Mariah Carey's ill-fated film Glitter. She also owns a YouTube channel under her name where she posts several music videos. 

Despite all the success, she filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in August 2018 after she stumbled in the debt of $7.7 million. As per the court document, she owed $6.4 million in debt to former NFL cheerleader Shayla Stevens. Shayla won the court judgment against her after the rapper hit her with a bottle in a nightclub. As confirmed by The Blast magazine, her bankruptcy was still in pending till that date.

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Short Bio 

Da Brat, whose real name is Shawntae Harris, was born on 14 April.1974, in Illinois, Chicago, the United States. She, who has secluded her weight, stands at the height of 1.65 meters (5 feet and 5 inches tall). 

Back in the time, she was sentenced for jail for allegedly attacking the former NFL cheerleader Shayla Stevens. She lost most of her hair because of botched hair weave.