Jermaine Dupri Says Relationship With Da Brat Still Healthy

Jermaine Dupri Says Relationship With Da Brat Still Healthy

Published December 18, 2009

Jermaine Dupri would like for everyone to mind their business. Since the incarceration of So So Def signee, Da Brat, industry chatter spread in regards to the two’s working and personal relationship.

Da Brat (born Shawntae Harris), is serving three years at Arrendale Federal Prison in Alto, Georgia for her role during an altercation with Shayla Stevens at a night spot Dupri owned near Atlanta. Harris struck Stevens with a bottle of alcohol causing severe damage to Stevens’ face.

During Harris’ time behind bars, critics have scorned Dupri for not publically supporting his artist. But if you ask the So So Def mogul, he can tell you his little sister is in high spirits. Dupri told V-103’s, Ryan Cameron earlier this morning, “I spoke to her via letters back and forth and she’s good. She’s ready to come home and do what she gotta do. He added, “We are basically on the move to try and get her out.”

Though Jermaine has been in constant communication with the Da Brat, he has attested to his physical absence at the facility. He went on to explain that Brat knows the exact reason for his absence.

“I felt a certain way about seeing Brat in jail," JD offered. "That’s my little sister and I don’t really want to deal with that situation like that. “I would prefer dealing with getting her out and seeing that day as opposed to going to see her…only reason I am saying this on the air is because I explained this to Brat. In my letter, I let her know the same thing."

As for her release, Jermaine assured Atlanta that when she returns her well-being, personally and career-wise, will be a high priority. “When Brat come home, I am going to be the person that take care of her and make sure she gets back on her feet and do what she gotta," Dupri told Cameron. "That’s just like everybody talking about Tiger Woods. We know nothing about the situation and everybody should shut up.” 

Written by Nile Ivey, BET.com Staff

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