Da Brat starting a new reality show on WE-TV ‘Brat Loves Judy’

Credit: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

Credit: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

It’s set to debut August 5, 201

Atlanta rap star and “Dish Nation” host Da Brat is joining her “Dish Nation” colleague Porsha Williams in the reality show world by starring in her own on WE-TV.

The Georgia film office this week posted that WE-TV is starting production of a reality show called “Da Brat Loves Judy.”

Da Brat confirmed a year ago on Instagram that she was dating Jesseca Dupart, who goes by Judy. Dupart is CEO of Kaleidoscope Hair Products and has 1.7 million Instagram followers. (Da Brat has 3 million.)

UPDATE on 6/28/21: WE-TV finally acknowledged the show’s existence with a debut date of August 5.

WE-TV, in a press release, also provided details on who else will be involved: “Family and friends featured on the series include Judy’s adult daughter, Deja and Deja’s infant daughter Kenzie; Bella, Brat’s manager and confidante; Brat’s friend Montana and his wife Rhonda; and of course, Brat and Judy’s six dogs – Staxx, Rockie, Fat Boy, Loyal, Fendi, and Rebel – among others. The series also features a surprise appearance by Brat’s sister LisaRaye McCoy, as the siblings dig deeper into their strained relationship.”

Chicago native Da Brat, whose real name is Shawntae Harris, is 46 and broke into the rap world in 1992 at age 18 with Atlanta’s So So Def Records. With her debut album “Funkdafied,” she became the first female solo rapper to go platinum in 1994 and featured two top 10 hits. She has lived in Atlanta for decades.

Da Brat joined “Dish Nation” TV show and “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” syndicated morning show in 2016. The TV show airs nightly in Atlanta on the Fox affiliate Fox 5 WAGA-TV and the Rickey Smiley radio show is heard locally on Classix 102.9.

WE-TV has shot several reality shows out of Atlanta in recent years focused on Atlanta-based music stars including “Braxton Family Values,” “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” and “Waka & Tammy.”

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