Da Brat was born as Shawntae Harris on April 14, 1974 in Joliet, Illinois, the USA. Da Brat was the first female … American actress and rapper Shawntae Harris, known to the wide audience as Dr. Brat or Da Brat, was born on 14 April 1974, in Joliet, Illinois, and is one of several females who broke into the hip-hop scene in the mid-90’s, and whose first album made her extremely popular. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. During her junior year, she attended Kenwood Academy. 2m Followers, 294 Following, 1,203 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Brat TV (@brat) Her parents never got married and she was raised in two different households, living part-time with her grandmother and mother. Da Brat later graduated from the Academy of Scholastic Achievement in 1992.