Rap legend Da Brat says that coming out as gay has “been a weight lifted” and she couldn’t be happier to be public about her relationship with Jesseca Dupart, CEO of Kaleidoscope Hair Products.
When it came time to share the news with the world, the two women would joke about who was going to post about the relationship on social media first. “We were at my mom’s house and we were joking about it,” Dupart tells The Advocate. “She was like, ‘I’m going to post it first,’ I was like, ‘No, I’m going to post it first!’ I wound up doing it first and was like, ‘Oh, bitch, we just went public.’”
Since the announcement in March of last year, the two have been busy living their best lives, or at least as best they can during a global pandemic.
“Everyone has been supportive, loving, happy that I'm living in my truth, and just having a lot of positive things to say, which is different than what I expected,” Da Brat says about her fans and peers in the hip-hop community. “I expected some people or more people to be negative about it, but it wasn't that way at all. I'm very grateful for that, and that makes me even more happy.”
For Brat and Dupart, finding each other has been nothing short of wonderful. “I love that she’s very attentive; I’ve never in my whole entire life met somebody that’s so attentive,” Dupart says of Brat. “I literally don’t have to lift a finger … I absolutely love that part about her.”
“I love the fact that she has an amazing heart, a beautiful heart, and it fills her soul to make other people happy and to give back,” Brat says about Dupart. “She will give the shirt off her back to anyone, she gives free million-dollar advice to people, she just wants to help people and see them grow and prosper.”
“Plus she’s drop-dead gorgeous. She got a fat ass and I love kissing on her,” Brat laughs. “She’s my heart. She is the most thoughtful person I’ve ever met in my life, and she makes me better.”
The two star together on this season of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta, which is currently in its fourth season on WE TV, airing Thursdays at 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central.
As for what we can expect from the couple this season on the show, they say mostly they’re just happy to be together in public, but there’s also some juicy drama coming up. “I had to stop her from getting into it with somebody,” Dupart laughs. “I don't want to say who. I had to jump in between it.” Da Brat says her partner helps her chill out more than she ever has: “You definitely get a different Brat [this season] and it's all her fault.”