Da Brat Says Her Mom Isn’t ‘Jumping For Joy’ About Her Sexuality ‘But She Loves Me Unconditionally’
Da Brat recently opened up like never before about her sexuality, confirming reports that she’s in a relationship with another woman, entrepreneur Jesseca Dupart.
“I have never experienced this feeling…” #DaBrat breaks down in tears as she thanks her girlfriend/fiancée (Jesseca “Big Booty Judy” Dupart) for her gift. She admits she’s a private person, but has met her hearts match ?? pic.twitter.com/64f7D6GfDr
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While her sister LisaRaye McCoy introduced Da Brat to her rumored fiancée, the rapper and reality star revealed that some members of her family are not too happy with her sexuality. During a recent interview, Da Brat goes into detail about growing up in a super religious family on the West Side of Chicago where she attended church five days out of the week. She also mentions the traditional dress codes and wearing long skirts have had an influence on her style growing up.
“I can be a tomboy or an absolute lady — I gave myself the title ‘The Best of Both Girls.’
I would not want anyone in the church to judge [my grandmother] because of what I do. You never want to hurt the people that raised you; you don’t want to disappoint them.”
Still, Da Brat goes on to say that although she is happily out and proud, there’s one member of her family that is not too ecstatic about her sexuality — her mother.
“Yeah, my mom is not, like, jumping for joy, she’s not going to condone it, but she loves me unconditionally. No one in my family has said anything bad or degrading.”
She also shared that this will be her first year celebrating pride.
“To me, pride is loving myself and not making excuses for anything; live in your truth. If I can inspire someone or help somebody to deal with their issues and their sexuality, then I’m here for it. It feels like a weight has been lifted.”
At the same time, she said fears that some things in the music industry will never change, despite LGBT artists such as Lil Nas X finding acceptance in the industry.
“Men still run the labels and they probably will forever, and if they have to create you, they will. So it’s still tough for female MCs, producers and writers if you don’t have the support of a major male artist backing you — or if you’re not super-duper sexy and have some big titties and a nice ass and can twerk.”
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