Weigh In: Rapper Da Brat Ordered To Pay $6.4 Million For Attacking Woman With Bottle / Was the Sentence Too Harsh?

Published: Friday 28th Feb 2014 by Rashad

Grammy-nominated rapstress Da Brat continues to feel the firm hand of the law after her infamous nightclub showdown with former Atlanta Falcons cheerleader Shayla Stevens.

For, after being sentenced to three years in prison, seven years of probation, 200 hours of community service, substance abuse treatment, a mental evaluation, and anger management classes for her nightclub attack on the former cheerleader, today brought with it news that the ‘Funkdafied’ hit-maker will be taking a $6.4 million hit to her wallet.

Was the judgment too harsh?  You tell us:

For, as fans know, the story all began when Brat and Stevens got into a heated exchange that ended with rapper breaking a full rum bottle over the cheerleader’s head.  With the injuries sustained equaling reported neurological damage and irreparable damage to the cheerleader’s, who was also a budding actress, face, Brat was charged criminally to three years in prison and to a host of other mandatory anger management and substance abuse counseling sessions.

Seems like a lot to some.  But, it didn’t stop there.

In 2009, Stevens filed a civil suit against Brat citing “scarring, neurological impairment and severe mental pain.” Furthermore, the budding actress says the attack put her acting career to a halt, and later causing her to forfeit and appearance on Tyler Perry‘s “House of Payne” television show.

Fast forward to today, the jury of the civil trial awarded Stevens $6.4 million –  $3.7 million for compensatory damages and an additional $2.7 million in punitive damages.

Considering that Da Brat already served time and was punished by the criminal courts, is her civil loss fair?

Your thoughts?

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  1. ms brownie February 28, 2014

    WTH?? da brat aint got that kinda money!! do u know how many lesbian bars she is gonna have to perform at to get that kinda cash???

  2. Molly February 28, 2014

    Damn that sucks, oh well tho your old ass shouldn’t be putting yourself in these type of situations now your paying the price.

  3. Molly February 28, 2014

    Omg just looked up her net worth and its 1.5 million omg

  4. Molly February 28, 2014

    Tf is she gonna do?

  5. ms brownie February 28, 2014

    she can co-tour with ciara at us bingo halls!! it will SLAYYYY

  6. Lil Wayne/Drake Stan February 28, 2014

    But she doesn’t even have $6 Million, maybe she can ask Nicki for a loan.

  7. Mike February 28, 2014

    I wonder where she will get that money from…because I didn’t she had that much…

  8. tits mcgee February 28, 2014

    She better hit up her ex-royal sister Lisa Raye or beg Mimi for it. #SAD

  9. Britney stan February 28, 2014

    Will she be filling bankrupt like Toni Broketon then? cause b**** ain’t got 6 milli

  10. Stephy Tha Lambily February 28, 2014

    Da Brat is very very very close friends with Mariah Carey… So, maybe Mimi can give her a loan?

    Also, her sister (Lisa Ray McCroy) has a hit show on VH1 but im not sure she has 6+ million bucks to spare!

  11. calling all hearts February 28, 2014

    Call up Mariah girl an see if she can loan you the money

  12. JNice On the Mic February 28, 2014

    That seems way too harsh. I want to know how the “budding actress” is functioning now. I think she may be trying to milk the situation. Moral of the story is you shouldn’t be fighting in the club in the first place.

  13. Mark111 February 28, 2014

    Loan? You hood rats do know that you have to pay a loan back, right? How you gonna be in your 30’s and 40s acting like a child? #WorkItOut

  14. Molly February 28, 2014

    Lmao i doubt Mariah will loan her anything tbh. @StephySweetie @CallingAlllFlops maybe lil kim and missy can loan her something *Dis is ladies night and these court charges aint feeling right *

  15. Stephy Tha Lambily February 28, 2014

    Shut up MArk111…

  16. Stephy Tha Lambily February 28, 2014

    Lol Molly, Mariah is the only friend she has that can give 6+ million away & still wont dent her bank account but Mimi probably gonna not answer tha phone lololool

  17. Molly February 28, 2014

    Your right @Stephy but do you really think Mariah would give her the money? i mean idk how close they are but 6 million is alot of money period not like its 100k babe.

  18. Mark111 February 28, 2014

    Whatever b****, I wish a MF would ask me can they borrow 6.4 million dollars! Let’s see how that street cred that you been trying to prove pay off in music sales. #CrabsInABucket

  19. Carlitos February 28, 2014

    It’s Toni BRAXton, b****. AND she clearly isn’t broke. She just bought a $3 million mansion. Before you make comments, know what you’re talking about. How many Grammys has Britney won? Oops!… I went there. Stick to what you know. Kthanksbye!

  20. SCHEISSE*RETURNS February 28, 2014

    I guess she’ll be handing them her life because that h** DEF. don’t have those coins, or her SINGLE movie-less sister.

    Girlllllllll I read the SHADEEEEEE the courthouse threw!

  21. NICKI IS QUEEN OTHER B****** TAKE A SEAT February 28, 2014

    poor dat.

  22. Molly February 28, 2014

    Hi. @Nicki

  23. NICKI IS QUEEN OTHER B****** TAKE A SEAT February 28, 2014

    Hi @molly

  24. molly February 28, 2014

    how are you @nicki ?

  25. NICKI IS QUEEN OTHER B****** TAKE A SEAT February 28, 2014

    I’m good wbu @molly ?

  26. molly February 28, 2014

    Thats good sweetie, @Nicki im doing fine i just want to put the beef behind us i dont dislike you as a person i find you pretty funny on this site i want to apologize if ive offended you on this site i know i can be a evil bitchh sometimes.

  27. NICKI IS QUEEN OTHER B****** TAKE A SEAT February 28, 2014

    omg @molly I don’t dislike you at as a person either and I find you hilarious. I have never been offended by anything you have said and hopefully I’ve never offended you. It’s all in good fun right? 😉

  28. Molly February 28, 2014

    @Nicki Lol yes your right but tbh i can be really sensitive at times which can cause me to lash out hopefully from here on out we can be civil with each other 🙂

  29. Molly February 28, 2014

    Btw Nicki song lookin ass niggaa has kinda grown on me (:

  30. NICKI IS QUEEN OTHER B****** TAKE A SEAT February 28, 2014

    @Molly yea hopefully we won’t start dragging each other the very next post XD and YAASS LAN SLAYYS

  31. NICKI IS QUEEN OTHER B****** TAKE A SEAT February 28, 2014

    Well goodnight @Molly i’m gonna get some sleep ttyl 🙂

  32. molly February 28, 2014

    Lol i hope NOT @Nicki that would suck lol anyways what are you doing up girl?

  33. Tisha February 28, 2014

    For the people asking when you get sued and charged to pay back more than you have a lien is taken out on you. In other words kiss the current dollars in your pocket goodbye because it’ll be the last penny you have until the full amount is paid.

    If that takes years, then it’s years. Liens follow you even after death and can be used to forfeit any inheritance or materials of your estate. Lesson being, don’t break a bottle over someone’s head smh because your life is done.

  34. molly February 28, 2014

    Alright @Nicki sweet dreams sweetie ttyl!

  35. RoyalKev February 28, 2014

    I’m torn. That’s a lot of money, but Brat caused a lot of severe damage. She could really ruin the woman’s career. What is wrong with you, Brat?

    She better make plans to hit people up for loans (like this):

    Bow Wow 50K (He’s working!)
    Lisa Raye 150K (season 3, she got it!)
    Tyrese 100K (He owes you something for “What’chu Like”, right? …Hopefully)
    Kandi 100K (That Housewife grind is real, ya’ll go back since Xscape)
    Jermaine Dupri 100K (Unless it’s true that he’s broke after Janet left him)
    Missy 1.5 mil
    Mariah 4.4/4.6(if Jermaine & Tyrese don’t work out)
    6.4 Million

  36. Hivy February 28, 2014

    @royalkev LMAOO NOOOOOOOOO How she going pay back all them h*** when she done? LMAOOO She could as well serve more time TBH.

  37. The Boy Toy February 28, 2014

    Lmaoooooo not $6.4m!!!! Noooo she wasn’t ready!!!

  38. JER February 28, 2014

    I’d rather go back to jail

  39. FAF February 28, 2014

    Damn she still dealing w/ this s***? Now I understand why some celebs try to remain cool bc when they get u out of character, YOU’RE the one they sue

  40. K February 28, 2014

    i know what she did was wrong, and she spend time for it. but come on now this is going overboard she don’t even have two mill were da f-ck is she going to get 6+mill. at the end of the day it,s all about money, got to watch you back because they coming for you.

  41. RoyalKev February 28, 2014

    @ Hivy

    Lmao! I didn’t get that far along with the plan. Brat won’t be able to music comeback because the only people she can outsell today is Truth Hurts, Blu Cantrell and J Holiday (maybe). If she finds her way somehow on R&B diva’s (and stick around for at least 2 seasons) she can pay back all those that gave her 50 – 100k.

  42. RoyalKev February 28, 2014

    * won’t be able to make a …

  43. Spunkypoop February 28, 2014

    u funny! lolol

  44. Ciara’s Prince February 28, 2014

    that’s mess up. Da Brat don’t even have money for that. she might as well go back to jail.

  45. QUEEN MINAJ♥ February 28, 2014

    this h** is broke as f*** I guess she gotta ask nicki for some money lol

  46. janet1814 February 28, 2014

    They can order who to pay as much as they want – if she doesn’t have the coins then girl’s gonna get nothing!

  47. IStanForYourFav February 28, 2014

    Welp I wasn’t ready… The first female rapper to go platinum now at this. @RoyalKev comment was funny af.

    She had better baby sit Roc & Roe and see what else Madam Mariah (prob what she’ll have to call Mimi diva ass) needs her to do. One thing Mariah is not, and that my friend is broke. I just watched Playa Club. I know Lisa Raye still getting a check from that and the third season of Single Ladies (which I love). Time to swallow your pride. I hope they still love DB.

    “I wish love was dollars, cuz money ain’t a thing…” lol

  48. I.D. March 1, 2014

    All I know is that her bestie, Mimi, better foot this bill ‘cos we KNOW that Da Brat’s pockets ain’t lined like that.

  49. Patrick March 1, 2014

    This woman needs a reality check. You cant be busting bottles over people’s heads, especially when your career is a flop and you aint got no money left. She also should come out of the closet, as its obvious she is a lesbian. She is just annoying, as are all has beens who now are on VH1 shows.

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