David Ray McCoy was the father of Shawntae Harris, a rapper. Shawntae goes by the stage name Da Brat.
David used to be a businessman by profession. He was never married to Brat's mother, Nadine Brewer.
He had another daughter named LisaRaye McCoy, an actress and fashion designer.
Brat Married Life
Da came as a proud Lesbian. She is in a relationship with Jesseca Dupart, a hair product mogul.
She made their relationship official in 2020.
After being together for more than two years, they exchanged their wedding vows in February 2022.
In an interview, they revealed their wedding plans were very stressful.
They married on a reality show and shared their wedding day with the entire world.
Da took Dupart as her wife, and it was the wedding of the century.
The newlywed couple is still enjoying being married.
Brat even has a tattoo of their wedding day on her back to commemorate it, which proves how much they meant to each other.
The couple plans to extend their family, wants to have a baby together, and is all set to start their journey to motherhood.
Daughter's Fairy Tale Wedding
Brat and Jessica had a fairy tale wedding on a reality show named Brat Loves Judy.
Brat revealed that Jessica wanted a fairy tale wedding, so they looked for castles and carriages for months.
They did all that in nine days.
They also talked about their wedding dress and appreciated the designer as their dresses matched their personality.
Brat was born and raised in a very conservative family and society.
She broke all the rules, and now she is married to the love of her life.
She said that she felt like she could conquer anything.
She said that her partner motivates her to do better and is blessed to have her as she truly understands and cares about her.
Brat Was Scared Of Coming Out
Brat gave an interview with Tamron Hall Show where she talked about her being lesbian.
Brat hid her sexuality for a long time. She became very popular because of her music, and although she has been in the limelight for so long, she never talked about her relationship.
She kept her personal life very private, and because of that, no one knew about her being lesbian until she came out herself.
Brat came out as lesbian when she was 45 years old, and she was really nervous giving this interview as it was her first time speaking about herself after coming out.
She had never talked about this stuff before, and when she heard the intro of the interview, she got nervous, realizing that she was about to speak about something that she kept secret for so many years.
Brat opened up that she grew up in a religious family. Her grandmother was very religious, and because of that, her whole family kept faith in god.
She used to visit church daily, where they had to take bible classes, prayer meetings, choir, and many other things.
She was raised very strictly as she was not allowed to wear short skirts, use makeup, heels, or cut hair.
Coming from such a generation, she knew that it wouldn’t be good for her if she told the world that she was lesbian.
Back then, it was very different as people were disgusted by gay and lesbian people, and she knew that if she came out, she would have to face the judgment and everything, so she decided not to tell the truth.
She was living happily, and she didn’t want to destroy it, so she kept it secret.
She was scared because she knew the consequences. But now the world has evolved so much, and it’s not anything like the past, she decided to come out.
David was 52 years old at the time of his death.
David was a millionaire at the time of his death. His daughter's net worth is estimated to be $1 million. She has managed to earn this fortune from her music career.
Da Brat Opens About Their Fertility Journey
The couple has not said much about having a baby, as they had some ups and downs in their journey.
They faced some health issues and complications, so the couple is uncomfortable discussing it.
Jessica broke down into tears as she talked about having a baby together.
Both of them had to go through different things to make it happen.
So, it was a very emotional journey for them.
Jessica revealed that she was even hospitalized due to blood clots, and she wants to do anything in her capacity and share the happiness of having a baby with Brat.
Brat also revealed that she has been to the doctor more than she had ever gone in her whole life.
But they are not giving up.
His Tragic Death
David was found dead in 1988 in the back seat of his car. He was shot. He died at the age of 52 years.
David was a successful businessman and owned many hotels and nightclubs.
At that time, he had a girlfriend named Shiela Daniels. His girlfriend and her brother were the ones convicted of the murder.
Shiela was sentenced to 80 years, whereas her brother Tyrone was sentenced to 60 years.
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