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Da Brat Arrested After Nightclub Dispute

Posted By on November 1, 2007

Da Brat was arrested early today (Nov. 1) after a dispute with a waitress at a nightclub northeast of Atlanta. The 33-year-old rapper, whose real name is Shawntae Harris, was charged with aggravated assault, said DeKalb County Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish.

Officers answered a call to Studio 72 at 1:20 a.m. about a "brief pushing sort of thing," Parish said.

Police couldn't say whether the nightclub is the one that Jermaine Dupri opened earlier this year, but the street address is the same. Club owners couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

Parish said the police report indicates Harris and a 24-year-old waitress at the Tucker, Ga., club got into a squabble after the waitress bumped into her. At some point, the waitress walked away and moments later was hit in the face with the bottle of rum.

Parish said the waitress, who sustained a deep laceration to the cheek and some swelling on the forehead, was driven to a hospital by a friend.
Parish said Harris' address is listed as Chicago. It wasn't known why she was in the Atlanta area.