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Da Brat Sentenced to Three Years for Nightclub Assault

Former rap diva-turned-VH1 reality star (‘Surreal Life,’ ‘Celebrity Fit Club’) Da Brat was sentenced to three years in prison for hitting a woman with a rum bottle at Jermaine Dupri‘s Atlanta nightclub, Studio 72, last year.

According to Dekalb County police, the rapper, whose real name is Shawntae Harris, and the waitress got into an altercation resulting in a “deep laceration” and permanent scarring on the 23-year-old waitress’ cheek.

This wasn’t the rapper’s first run-in with the law. Da Brat was arrested in March of 2000, for allegedly pistol-whipping a partygoer at Buckhead hot spot Chili Pepper.

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