: <p>According to the <em>Atlanta Journal-Constitution</em>, Da Brat, born <strong>Shawntae Harris</strong>, copped a guilty plea to aggravated assault today (August 22) in a DeKalb County courtroom. In addition to the jail time, Superior Court Judge <stron
Friday, Aug 22, 2008 12:26PM
Written By Cyrus Langhorne
Rapper turned reality star Da Brat will be doing time behind bars as a judge has sentenced her to three years in prison for attacking another woman at an Atlanta nightclub last year.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Da Brat, born Shawntae Harris, copped a guilty plea to aggravated assault today (August 22) in a DeKalb County courtroom. In addition to the jail time, Superior Court Judge Gail Flake also sentenced the rapper to seven years probation and 200 hours of community service.
Upon leaving the courtroom the popular '90s rapper - known for her collaborations with hip-hop mogul Jermaine Dupri as well as her stints in a string of VH1 reality shows - appeared confident.
"I love y'all," she said to about six weeping relatives as they replied, "We love you too."
The prison terms come as a result of Da Brat's actions at a Halloween party at Studio 72 nightclub on October 31 2007. After striking a waitress with a rum bottle due to an alleged argument, the woman was immediately hospitalized and suffered permanent facial scarring.