Da Brat

Da Brat has had it rough over the last decade. She was released from prison in 2011 after serving 3 years for assaulting a bottle hostess at a nightclub. Then she was hit with a massive $7 million judgment after the woman sued her.

And at age 43, Brat, whose given name is Shawntae Harris, still struggles with gender and sexuality issues.

On Thursday, the "Funkdafied" rapper-turned-reality TV star took to her Instagram account to complain bitterly about a botched hair weave job that left her nearly bald.

"In my last posts my hair was crochet locs. But unfortunately, they were put in poorly and unprofessionally as I sat from 10am to 8pm getting my hair done. Then as I took them out I realized my own hair had been CUT to prevent it from poking out of the crochet locs that were already pretwisted. NOT A HAPPY MOMENT."

Fortunately, Atlanta stylist Sunshine came to the rescue and saved Brat's 'do. Sunshine specializes in Crochet braids, Wavy Locs and Goddess Locs at her Atlanta salon.

Brat praised Sunshine for saving her 'do, but it will be awhile before her hair grows back.

This is why online reviews and references are necessary before you sit in any stylist's chair. Did you know most hairstylists and barbers in Atlanta are not licensed?

The city doesn't have enough staff to make sure stylists and salons are in compliance. Meanwhile, people like Da Brat are being snatched bald.

 

  • RaginB

    Just wear ya real hair brat.

  • 4FlavorsOfMe CreoleMami

    Wow... its hard to find a descent stylist that you can trust smh

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yeah, it happens, unfortunately. she's still a beautiful woman though (not sure what all that other commentary has to do with her getting a dud stylist) *shrug*

  • Noirluv45

    I had a friend who wore braids for years. Her hair line was almost to the middle of her scalp. Those braids ate them up. SMH.

  • country57

    First picture is beautiful.

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    I'm still confused on how a jury awarded the plaintiff $7 million lol. I thought they calculated the judgement based on their personal assets? She probably only worth about $300k lol

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    She looks really pretty. Still looks young, too.

  • You Could Never

    That face is done to the GAWDS honey. Love you Brat.

  • MookieFly

    I thought Brat had beautiful natural hair. What happened?

  • Lost so much

    I hate violent people. You can’t just hit somebody upside the head with a bottle because you feel like it. She has lost so much over that one poor choice and I know she regrets it. It’s all fun and games until the cops come and you’re arrested and sued. They used her own lyrics against her in court. Being violent is not cute.

  • the guest

    Da Brat's tom boy persona has covered up the fact that she could have been and still can be a model. She has a perfect model face and could give some supermodels a run for their money. Da Brat is more model looking than Ashley Graham in my opinion.

  • RoseMarie Jones

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  • davine puddin

    I wore braids for many years. However I say no to crochet braids they snatch your edges...

  • Reina1718

    Is she gay?

  • Smith Jane

    Is the pope catholic

  • Smith Jane

    I thought that pic was the botched faux locs. It looks a mess and I question anybody that is a designer or hair stylist in Atlanta. I have never seen any designer/hair stylist in ATL that didn’t look a hot ass mess.

  • Ni Ni

    Probably from wearing braids all the time. My edges thinned After i went natural, smh. I was twisting my hair, tryna do all them youtube styles with a sensitive scalp, buying all them different products. It wasn't noticeable to other people because my hair was still somewhat thick, so i could hide it better.

  • klwbaby

    It probably got funkafied in prison...

  • IChosetheBrownDollbaby

    Her makeup is ALWAYS on point!

  • You Could Never

    Bc you see Nan...the girl she hit with a bottle the hair probably never grew back right. And Brat owes all that money. which is why she had to go to the jack leg non licensed place. in the first place. to get her hair done. because she trying to save money. so she can eventually pay.

    Stay woke!

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL
  • T3

    ?????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Brat is gawjus would love to hear some music from her

  • Reina1718

    ?lol

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    I did my own individual crochet goddess locs and it didn't take that darn long.....I did a beautiful job too....

  • MsPam

    God don’t like ugly! See girl laying on the floor!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Damn her edges is gone ..... ? WTF Brat had some nice hair .... Chile.... Leave cetrain hair styles alone... know a lady that loves tree braids... Her edges are completely gone... completely ... serious question do those braids hurt... ?

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    And most these "stylist" and "designers" aren't from here (Atlanta).

  • Jen_no_juice

    Braids and these faux locs can and will take yo edges. Not all hair styles (where you not combing your hair everyday) are not "protecting" your hair

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    They also calculate medical expenses (x10), and pain/suffering.

  • SummerBaby

    Da Brat is gorgeous!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Love your reply. LOL!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That shyt looks like its doing the total opposite .... I do like how unique they look.... but shid .... if it gotta take my edges clean off... No suh .... ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    well if I apply that logic, she shoulda BEEN ball-headed 'cause it's been a while since she hit chick with that bolla (but I'ma try to come up out this nod in 2018 tho)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "no suh"
    ROFL!!!!!!!

  • RoyalLuv?

    YES SHE IS. TRUE BEAUTY QUEEN

  • Coy little wink
  • Vixen

    Now see this is why I do my own hair, blow dry and straighten a few times a year, braids, twists, sew-in, wigs etc. the only thing I can’t do is trim my ends...walmart makes a girl a happy camper cause I refuse to let a stylist who don’t use a plug in iron touch my natural mane for a trim.

  • MookieFly

    Aww on Orange is the New Black, that one girl is always rocking the afro puffs. Why couldnt Brat do that?

  • Indies beauty

    Im sure yours looked bomb. I did that style about one hairstyle back. It looked good for about 2 days and it took about 2 hours. Sadly, my hair is very soft and silky and it kept sliding out. I went to bed and when I woke up I was heated and frustrated. ?

    Can you share some tips? I think next time, I'm going to wrap a rubber band at the root of each braid, before I slide the needle through. And maybe straighten my natural hair first, so the curls don't stick out the lock

  • cherrypie

    Ok soooo...your edges look like that and you STILL getting weaves, braids, and locs????

  • MookieFly

    That's true. Some of those complicated styles will have your edges screaming

  • Indies beauty

    Lol I'm the same way. I do my own everything, including cut. I don't know why I'm like this, I used to get my hair done at salons all the time. But whenever I would get a style I would always try to replicate it. I do the same thing with my nails. I legit have a mini beauty supply in my closet.

  • A D N

    I refuse to allow anyone to braid or touch harshly my edges...period. It seems to be the first place a stylist goes and excitedly touch. I request a leave out please...thanks.

  • JRock

    I never liked her and don't care about her bald headed ass. And I hope the chick that got the judgement against her because she hit her in the face will ask the bankruptcy judge to exclude that judgement from the bankruptcy so she can garnish whatever checks this hood rat lesbian is getting.

  • Listen2Me

    As most of you have said; she's a pretty woman. I don't think the bandanna is helping her edges either.

    Is anyone else having a delay with words posting? I hate waiting so early MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of you.

  • imright

    damn Brat, i would think she had a braider on deck !!! hmp Brat tat tat ?

  • imright

    Brat is gorgeous ???

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    So, no one is going to discuss her sitting from 10am to 8pm to get her did? ?

  • Akhenaton

    that was a signal from the Nati

  • imright

    thats an awful long time for crochets !!! that should have been a red flag for her

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com What?

    Same to you, any plans??

  • Cali

    Take that raggedy ish out your head if you want your hair to grow back. Duhhh, just say NO to these damaging styles

  • Listen2Me

    Dallas (Cowboys game). Leave tomorrow! I'm excited. Never been to Texas.
    Do you have plans?

  • Renee26

    Sounds like she got them done like singles instead of the cornrow crochet... they’re supposed to pull the natural hair through the crochet hair. .

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com What?

    No plans so far. I went to TX three years ago for the holidays.

  • Renee26

    Yes

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Hell thats a full time shift and I don’t have that kind of time anymore. She better than me.

  • Elle

    But my question was always why did she do it? Surely she could have taken ole girl down in a regular slap/fist fight? Or was she drunk or on drugs? It just seem soooo extreme for a misunderstanding with a chick who was working in the club.

  • hotntot95

    YES..Always, Always! ..tell not ask, whoever is installing my braids to leave my edges out of it, I take care of them myself when I get home.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    No Suh ... Slangs ponytail chile ?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I don't wish her well in anything she does. After seeing pics of what she did to that woman's face I was done (especially since she's never seemed remorseful what what she did). Prison time is not enough for her. I hope that woman gets to seize all her assets to pay off that judgement, and leaves her broke.

  • A D N

    Why choose damaging styles?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So true. It's amazing...I've come across so many of "our people" who are so willing to cut you, stab you, or worse, over some minor perceived slight or "disrespect". When I see people like that get arrested and serve jail time I have ZERO sympathy for them. Zero. Just dumb.

  • SumthinSweeter

    That's all I use to rock in my teens and 20's. Ponytails or Box braids... Couldn't tell me nothing chile. I knew I was cute.

  • JRock

    Yep. Lock that bish back up and take everything.

  • shun king

    lol

  • CaliGONECRAZY

    Supposedly the girl played her part In it as well, and it didn't help that the Da Brat was drunk. People need to leave folks alone.

  • Look@m3

    Lawd...never saw the picture now I wanna see...lmao

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    But what's the purpose of sitting for 10 hours to look like a cartoon? ??

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    They call these "protective styles" to justify their ratchetness.

  • Yardgirl

    Brat is gawjus!!! However 10 hrs for a hairstyle?? Hells naw!! I bought the most realistic double twist wig eval!! I wanted a protective style for vacation and it did the damn thing. Done and dunner!!

  • Right!

    Right! Just ignorant. That seems to be the first resort, over nonsense. I hope most of them are just playing, or never find themselves in a situation where they really want to bust somebody upside the head. If so, I hope they have bail money and are prepared to get locked up. Touch me and I’m doing what Brat’s victim did. Think it’s a game if you want to.

  • High

    They say she was high.

  • Yes they do

    They sure do. Or they’ll end up in jail with a seven million dollar lawsuit against their broke tail.

  • dontgetblocked

    I think 43 is too old to still be going by the name Da Brat. Time to user her government name.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    ...had to come back and lOOk again, WHEW! , those Edges do lOOk SNATCHED literally... awwww BRAT, woo woo woo (in my Sinclair voice)

  • 2gr8ful

    Word to the wise- do your own crochet braids, lots of youtube videos for that and no hair loss and headaches lol.

  • Meme

    Ah but why all this wahala. She actually sat in the chair for 10 hours to end up bald but why? no not i

  • Trace da Ace

    damn Gina....I feel bad for her loosing her edges...I got my hair micro braided by this african lady and that lady braided ALL my baby hair and one of my edge needed up coming out along with the braid!!! needless to say...never got them back in again.....

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ??? me too....

  • Meme

    Why do I always get the brat and the lady of rage mixed up damn..... lady of rage with her afro puffs

  • stav

    The colors, the style , IMO this is just a mess!

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze
  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    This is the method i use

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    WHY DOES This middles aged woman continue to get her hair done like a 4 year old from the braids to the ponytails and hair bows issa mess

  • Cali

    Protecting what? Not hair

  • Cali

    After she went bald, I thought she would have gotten that. She is known for her nice hair, she didn't need any extensions

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Whew! I thought there was going to be a pic without the bandana to cover her edges. Glad there want!

    Happy days and an uplifting spirit to everyone!

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Hahahaha You a mess

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    ??????

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Yes! The edges are off limits.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    ?????? y’all killing me today

  • ?Royalty?

    I do my own hair to prevent this sort of foolishness. ??

  • Li

    Well I dunno....every hairtologist doctor will tell you that braiding and locing hair even weaves are bad for the hair. I know the technology is getting better, but I still see women with bald spots around their top and in fact I've seen women who were bald....I often think of Stevie Wonder and his hair receding from all the braiding....he's now wearing a cap, but he should have stopped with the braiding yrs ago.
    Look at Gordy and Smokey, their hair is not receding because they don't do what Stevie does and don't put chemicals in their hair.
    I'm natural with color....I have friends who have braided their hair all their life and they have nothing on the top.

  • NeverSurprised

    It does look really juvenile.

  • NeverSurprised

    ??????

  • NorthDeKalb

    I wish she’d just wear her natural hair when it grows back I guess. I’m sure she has access to a glam team who can maintain it so she doesn’t really have to. I’ve never really understood the point of always rocking fake hair unless you just have to. Such a waste.

  • pure_rachet

    When i took out my sisters weave we both cried because handfuls of her own hair came out!

  • pure_rachet

    im gonna buy a wig too. but I have long hair and I can't braid!!

  • pure_rachet

    even bald!

  • ?Royalty?

    I'm natural too, but no color and I've heard of women with natural hair just like mine going to beauticians for something as simple as a straightening and walk out bald.

    People need to learn how to do their own hair. Period.

    IAMTRAEH = YouTube channel discussing hair shop horror stories.

  • Yardgirl

    Mine is a pretty long too when stretched, but manageable when I leave it curly. I flat twist which is a great protective style and tuck it all under a wig cap. I learned to twist by following YouTube tutorials.

  • Fire & Ice

    Bingo!!! Women learn to do your own hair. A visit to a stylist who knows what she's doing, every once in a while is ok. Hair care is really your job. I've been natural six years and that's the last time I've been in a salon.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Stuck in a time warp...look at how she still dresses!

  • Indies beauty

    Thank you!

  • NicoleZee

    She looks mentally ill and gender confused, what a waste. Maybe the hair loss is karma from assaulting that woman years ago. Sick, violent POS!

  • Faux Gibbler

    All that hair don't even look cute anymore. It's not the 90's.

  • Faux Gibbler

    LOL remember Bonestrait relaxers?

  • the guest

    Women with long hair wear the most weave. They have their own long hair braided up then have weave sewn on. Interesting.

  • the guest

    How does that happen? I thought braiding was supposed to give hair a rest and encourage growth. And weaves are supposed to leave the edges out all around so how are edges disappearing?

  • the guest

    Her "Da Brat" persona is what still pays her bills.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    For crochet braids at that...max 3 hrs

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Right lol

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Chile get you some rosewater for your edges and get that ugly shyt outta your head. My locs don't look like that at all and it took 3hrs.

  • EducatedRatchet

    Why do all the chicks in ATL look alike...

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Da Brats makeup be on point... THAT'S IT!! NEED to change her dress code tho!

  • Malcom Flex

    Violent lez dats her karma

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    And SHAPED ALIKE!!!!!

  • BALDEDGES THUG

    Did this ballheaded violent thug pay that woman. Why do people deal with her, she is not relevant.

  • just saying

    How should she do her hair?? I didn't realize braids were only meant for a certain age

  • MistaO

    "Snatched bald"...I'm dead ?

  • MistaO

    Can't you get all that yarn at Pat Catans or Michaels craft stores?

  • You Could Never

    Nobody seems to get this

  • You Could Never

    The stage name pays her bills

  • ThottyPippen

    She looks like the type to carry a makeup bag and a strap-on in her backpack ? ?

  • ?Royalty?

    I don't remember those but I remember the JustForMe relaxers. I can still remember the jingle and everything. ??

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    Just say you took them out wrong ???

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    I wasn’t talking about box Braids or faux love I was speaking of the ponytails and the hair bows oh yes and the colorful braids with bows!! IMO notice I said Imo it looks childish I get da brat was a persona when she was younger but as an adult she couldn’t market herself differently now? Jay-Z switched up Mary switched up and a whole list of others matured and their brand matured with them but I guess everybody ain’t willing or able????? The colorful hair with hair bows and colorful clothes looks childish and outdated! It remind me of when TLC first came out and was wearing condoms as eye patches when they were young and fresh on the scene

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    I get that but after all this time I thought she would be able to mature into something less childish a lot of stars have been able to stay on the scene and change or mature into a different persona the way the brat speaks and acts on the show does not match her persona IMO ! SHe has a very mature way of viewing and speaking on situations and I thought it would be nice for that to show in her appearance the way she dresses and the way she wears her hair reminds me or a late 1980’s to wake 1990’s rebellious preteen

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    You are so right and I get that is how she made/ make her money but do feel like she can now switch it up it’s like flava flav wearing those loud colors and big clocks !! At 65 yrs of age

  • Moon Lee

    She's been wearing braids for too long! Simple caught up with here.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Or like Russell Simmons still wearing big baggy oversized clothes even though other hip hop artists from his era have long since elevated their style and moved on. Oversized clothing is done, it's something from the 90s! People need to let go!

  • Chocolategyrl

    Protective styling

  • Chocolategyrl

    That what it is my hair grows well in these styles

  • LadyL

    OK. I, AM. OFFICIALLY. DONE. DEAD. This comment right here is the reason I will get fired today! LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LadyL

    Ya'll are savages in the comment section today!!! LOL!!!

  • LadyL

    They really are, I thought it was just me who noticed that.

  • Applebootay

    That's exactly what it read to me......Did she see her using scissors after she installed or during? And further, cutting her own hair would actually make them poke out...so there.