(By Jasmine Grant for Essence) Rapper turned radio host Da Brat and beauty entrepreneur Jesseca Dupart have been on cloud nine since publicly coming out together in March 2020. In an exclusive interview set to air on the Tamron Hall Show Monday, Feb. 1st, the couple will speak on their decision to come out via social media, and the reactions that followed.
In this exclusive clip, Da Brat reveals that she and Dupart went back and forth about which one of them would be the first to break the news. In the end, it turned out to be Dupart. To the couple’s delight, they were met with overwhelming support. “I got so much love and so many people saying wonderful things and supportive things to me,” says Da Brat.
Though there was a small percentage of negative commentary, Da Brat says they both felt tremendous love, and “most of my close-knit family and friends knew already.” The announcement made Brat feel “like a weight was lifted.” Watch the exclusive clip below:
Da Brat, born Shawntae Harris, first arrived on the rap scene in 1992 and released her very first album, Funkdafied, in 1994. After spending years in the music business, she eventually transitioned to a media personality as a co-host on popular radio show Dish Nation. Dupart is the CEO of Kaleidoscope Hair Products. The New Orleans native launched her multimillion-dollar hair company in 2014 after losing her hair salon in a fire. The New Orleans native was award the Key To The City in 2019 for her various philanthropic efforts. Read more here.