Last week, the So So Def maven decided to come clean about her sexuality after her girlfriend, Jesseca Dupart, CEO of Kaleidoscope Hair Products, gave her a car for her birthday.
“I guess I should just say a few things about it since this is the show that I’m on and everybody else talking about it and I did make a post,” she said on Rickey Smiley Morning Show last Friday.
“I’ve always been an advocate of privacy, pretty much to protect the interests of the other party involved. Because if you’re not used to this life and the scrutiny that come with it, it can break you,” she said.
“I’ve been talked about for way over 20 years or more so I’m kind of conditioned for it. My coat of armor is pretty thick so I learned what to say and what not to say and the battles that I decide to choose to fight. Most the time I just stay silent and let people speculate.”
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This video was taken 3•16 …. Her birthday is 4•14 but with the way things were going and my excitement I couldn’t wait 😭😣 it’s so crazy cuz I ordered a CUSTOM bow for the presentation and didn’t even wait on it 🤣🤣🤣 SHE HATES TO ACCEPT ANY GIFTS FROM ME , that’s y she was running . But she deserves the WORLD and so much more 🌎 I’ve never been SOOOO happy and honestly think that it’s not only because of our connection but also because we really been to ourselves. But then all these videos keep popping up like we hiding 🙄🙄 But WE BE IN PUBLIC 🤣🤣 why is y’all hiding to get footage. My better half , my forever , my twin flame 💖💖💖 @sosobrat HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY BABY BIRTHDAY 🎂 🎁 🍰
She later said the reason why she kept quiet for so many years is because being gay wasn’t accepted especially in the rap world back in the day.
“I never confirmed anything because in the ’90s, it wasn’t cool back in the day,” she continued. “I’m a little bit nervous because I’m not really used to talking about this thing because I’m not a public person when it comes to my personal life.”
The car, a white Bentley, is an early birthday gift. Da Brat, real name Shawntae Harris, will turn 46th birthday on April 14.
Now that she has come out, maybe other well-known black celebrities who we have speculated over the years could be gay, will now come out also.