Da Brat to Put on a Show in Prison


Vibe | September 21, 2009 - 11:19 am

Although she’s in an Atlanta prison serving a three-year sentence for assault, Da Brat is staying productive.

The rapper (real name: Shawntae Harris) is reportedly organizing a talent show for her fellow inmates called “Showtime at Alto,” named after her housing prison, Alto Federal State Prison.

Brat’s program will be based on New York City’s Showtime at the Apollo, allowing inmates to showcase their talents to peers. She’s even reached out to her longtime friend, DJ Nabs, to provide the music for the event.

Brat hopes that prison officials will turn her idea into an annual event.

Da Brat was sentenced to three-years in prison last year for assaulting Atlanta Falcons cheerleader Shayla Stevens at Lawrenceville Highway nightclub in Atlanta in November 2007. The rapper reportedly struck Stevens in the head with a bottle of rum, resulting in the woman falling down some stairs to a cement floor, and suffering a severe facial cut.

She filed a separate civil case against Da Brat, seeking unspecified medical and other costs. That case is pending.

In addition to Brat’s prison sentence, she received seven years probation and 200 hours of community service. She must also get substance abuse treatment, a mental evaluation, and attend anger management classes.