In honor of Da Brats Birthday here are some FUN FACTS about her! FYI:

  • The Chicago native, born Shawnte Harris, attended Kenwood Academy High School, where she ran track and played basketball.
  • Brat's 1994 debut album, Funkdafied, sold one million copies, making her the first solo female rapper to have a platinum album.
  • She released three more studio albums after that.
  • In 2007, Da Brat participated in the fifth season of the VH1 reality series Celebrity Fit Club.
  • Also in 2007, she was arrested and incarcerated for three years for striking a hostess in the face with a rum bottle after an argument at a club.
  • In February 2014 a civil trial jury awarded the victim $6.4 million to cover injuries and past and future loss of earnings caused by Da Brat's attack.