Da Brat Opens Up About Sexuality & Coming Out

Published: Friday 5th Jun 2020 by Sam

Da Brat made headlines earlier this year when she revealed that she is in a relationship with female entrepreneur Jesseca Dupart.

The announcement brought to an end decades of murmurs about the star’s sexual orientation.

Now 46, the Dish Nation host says it was a personal triumph too.

More below…

Speaking to Variety, Da Brat said:

On Her Decision To Come Out:

“I’ve always felt like being private is the better way to go, because then you don’t have so many people in your business. I was fine staying quiet, but my partner is a social media mogul — that’s how she became who she is. And when you get with somebody, you have to meet in the middle. So to me, the middle was just letting everybody know: ‘Hey, she’s the one.’

Jesseca was showing me some pictures and we were going back and forth, joking ‘I’ll post it,’ ‘No, I’ll post it.’ So when she did, I was like, ‘Oh s—! I just came out after 20-something years!’ But it feels good to share with the world when you’re happy.”

On Being In The Closet For Over Two Decades:

“I was always told you want to be f—able to men and women to sell records — you don’t want anybody to discriminate. It was absolutely my decision. I mean, you saw what happened to people like Ellen: Remember when she lost her TV show, and all these horrible things were happening? People were totally against it.”

On Her Family:

“My grandmother [who has enrolled me in etiquette classes in the past] has passed away, but she was sanctified. I would not want anyone in the church to judge her because of what I do. You never want to hurt the people that raised you; you don’t want to disappoint them.

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.”

On The Response From The Public:

“Oh, my God, the reaction made me feel like, ‘Why didn’t I do this s— years ago?’ I got so many positive messages, phone calls, and I had at least 1,500 texts. My DMs were flooded too.

There were some people saying, ‘We knew it,’ Well, good for you! Now I know it, and I’m able to say it. I did this on my own terms.”

On How She Identifies:

I had boyfriends in high school, and then I dated guys and girls, so I guess for a long time I was bisexual.”

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More power to her.

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  1. K’’man June 5, 2020

    It’s about time..: it’s Okay Brat we already knew. Can you call latifah and missy and them it okay to come out!

    • G-bby June 5, 2020

      Why should they? To appease you? If you haven’t noticed, Brat and Missy are from the old skool. Don’t ask, don’t tell. Queen Latifah aint in NOBODIES closet. She’s been seen publicly with women. She officiated a gay wedding on a publicly syndicated awards show. She supports LGBT causes. What more do you want?

  2. Tori June 5, 2020

    Coming out…i thought that yo…we all thought you were out to your family and friends and just didn’t give a damn what the public think. Girl, you were a whole dude out here! Congratulations but you were right, it ain’t nobody’s business.

    • G-bby June 5, 2020

      Nobodies business. Da Brat didn’t owe the public anything. We as consumers are so entitled to celebrities personal lives. It’s sickening.

  3. Cody+s June 5, 2020

    It irks my nerves when you reveal who you are and black people first words are, I knew it. It’s a total slap in the face. But then again black people will have an entire conversation about homosexuality or your sexuality and how wrong it is without you admitting you are gay. The black community talks a good game but doesn’t back it up.

  4. Nippian June 5, 2020

    I believe Missy is asexual you have never saw her with another female ever or a man. I think she just doesn’t have s**.

    • Calico Kidd June 5, 2020

      hahahaha!

  5. Diabetes UNBOTHERED June 5, 2020

    Nobody:

    Absolutely nobody:

    Heterosexuals:

    Normal homosexuals:

    Dykes (i.e Da Brat) : IM GAY!

    Us: Ahh DUHHHHHHHHHH!

  6. Sydime25 June 5, 2020

    Yes I remember back in the late 90s early 00s when Iverson cheated on his wife with Da Brat so I was thought that she was bi

  7. Skittlez June 5, 2020

    Could someone explain why humans are so pressed over sexual orientation? People come out of the closet when they’re ready. Even then, the owe no one an explanation. I get “representation” and yada yada yada but in the end, private person will always remain that: PRIVATE! Kudos to Da Brat. I wish her and her lady the best.

  8. MonkeySeeMonkeyDo June 5, 2020

    Queen Latifah and Missy, sometime today please! Representation is so important. Black q**** people need to be seen and heard. Da Brat coming out, I’m sure will help save a life or minimize pain in someone’s life. More black q**** people need to come out and be SEEN!!

    • F*** That Grape Juice June 5, 2020

      Queen Latifah doesn’t hide her sexuality tho…..

  9. Fancy BISH June 5, 2020

    I ❤️ Da Brat! She NEVER had a wack verse, FACTS! Her voice, flow, styles, lyrics…she always ADDS to a song’s appeal and always give the right performances on features, no shade lol 👀 SO many favorites, but this is definitely one 💯
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHp-IiDgMWg

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