Da Brat sentenced to jail for assaulting waitress

The rapper breaks down after hearing her fate

Da Brat has been sentenced for up to the three years in prison for assaulting a woman with a rum bottle at a Halloween party last year.

The platinum-selling rapper, whose real name is Shawntae Harris, was also sentenced to seven years’ probation and 200 hours of community service by DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Gail Flake.

Da Brat pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in an attempt to win a light sentence, but the judge noted that the waitress Da Brat attacked suffered permanent facial scars and issued the severe sentence.

The rapper and her family members broke down after hearing the sentence, reports E! Online. She has a previous criminal history that includes a pistol-whipping incident.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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