The beautiful and talented pioneer rapper turned media personality Da Brat graces the latest digital cover of ‘Variety’ in recognition of Pride Month 🌈. In the edition, the newly-engaged ‘Pink Lemondade’ femcee reveals why she waited 25 years to COME OUT and the reason stems from her religious grandmother!Brat explains that she wanted to wait until just the right time to open up about her sexuality. Some fans and followers may have had speculations for years, but she never openly discussed it and her talent and personality shone so brightly that it didn’t matter one way or another to most.It may have taken 25 years to speak candidly about her sexuality but Da Brat assures us that she was never pressured by her label to express that when it came to her videos and music.*
“I was always told you want to be f—able to men and women to sell records — you don’t want anybody to discriminate,” she says. “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.”
https://www.instagram.com/p/CA-qgpzhxI1/?igshid=ok1uhhmc79ppAnother factor that kept Brat from speaking openly about her sexuality seemed to stem from her close bond with her Grandmother:
“My grandmother has passed away, but she was sanctified,” says Brat. “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.”
Brat wanted to shield her grandmother from the criticism some of the people from that generation may garner.Da Brat and her fiance Jesseca Dupart appear to be very happy, but there is still one person that has some reservations.
Yeah, my mom is not, like, jumping for joy,” says Brat. “She’s not going to condone it, but she loves me unconditionally. No one in my family has said anything bad or degrading.”
You can read the FULL interview at Variety.com!We are happy for Brat & Jesseca!www.theGamutt.com