Da Brat Is Having A Baby! The Rapper Opened Up About Being Hesitant About Carrying A Child Of Her Own

    "I had never been so excited about something that I didn't even know I wanted."

    First came love. Then came marriage. Then came Da Brat with a baby carriage! That's right, Da Brat is pregnant!

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    The veteran rapper is expecting her first child with her wife, Kaleidoscope Hair Products CEO Jesseca "Judy" Harris-Dupart. Da Brat made the announcement earlier today on Instagram.

    DaBrat holds her arms around Jesseca "Judy" Dupart as they attend a movie premiere

    "Blessings all 2023," wrote Da Brat in her Instagram caption, along with tagging Hope Fertility, the Black-owned boutique fertility center that helped the couple with their pregnancy journey.

    The 48-year-old artist opened up about her journey in a recent interview with People. Da Brat revealed she didn't think pregnancy was "in the cards" for her. "I've had a great career, a full life. I felt like, because I didn't get pregnant earlier on, then it just wasn't going to happen for me."

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    But discussions about motherhood began to creep into her mind around the time she married Jesseca (Feb. 22, 2022). "It started as a joke, we were like, 'We're extending our family!'" Da Brat said. "But then we got a huge response. It was like, 'Oh my God do we want to actually have kids, and if we do, girl, we better hurry up!'"

    "I started looking at life so differently," Da Brat said. "I was like, 'I want a little me with you.' Something special from the both of us that we can share and raise and love unconditionally."

    DaBrat and Jesseca Dupart attend the Atlanta screening of "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"

    Da Brat was initially against the idea of carrying the baby herself, but Jesseca eventually convinced her otherwise. Because of her "nurturing" nature, Jesseca thought her wife should get to have that experience.

    Da Brat and Jesseca Dupart attend Da Brat x Judy Meet and Greet at Walmart Supercenter

    Unfortunately, this journey hasn't been easy. Jesseca suffered major health complications during the egg retrieval procedure, while Da Brat underwent fibroid and polyps removal surgery. Then came a devastating miscarriage.

    "I had never been so excited about something that I didn't even know I wanted," Da Brat said. "I fell in love with the idea and then it was all snatched away from me."

    Da Brat and Jesseca Dupart attend "Brat Loves Judy" Season Two Premiere

    Da Brat revealed they still had "quite a few" eggs left, so they tried again using an anonymous sperm donor. Da Brat is now 18 weeks pregnant.

    Jesseca Dupart and Da Brat attend the 'Brat Loves Judy' We TV watch party

    "It's just a blessing," Da Brat said. "I'm excited!"

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    We couldn't be happier for the couple!

    To read more about Da Brat and Jesseca's bun in the oven, check out the full People interview.