Da Brat Replaces Claudia Jordan On “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show”

Da Brat

One week after parting ways with Claudia Jordan, Atlanta-based radio show "The Rickey Smiley Morning Show" has found a new co-host in female rap vet Da Brat.

She had previously made regular appearances on the show, and now, joins the crew as a regular host.

A rep for the syndicated radio broadcast tells E! News, "Da Brat has been a long-time friend of 'The Rick Smiley Morning Show.' She's currently sitting in and having fun with the crew informing, inspiring and entertaining our listeners."


Claudia Jordan replaced Ebony Steele last year, after seven years on the show, but was also fired without explanation.

In a recent statement on her Facebook page, Jordan explained why she decided to leave the gig. "There are a whole lot of things I want to do that will better showcase my talents, personality, intelligence and wittiness and I'm ready to pursue them!" she wrote.

Smiley also offered kind parting words to his co-host on Twitter. "Our girl Claudia Jordan is moving on after a year on 'The Rickey Smiley Morning Show,' and we will miss her. Just want to thank her for her time with us and we wish her nothing but the best," he wrote.

  • chappedlippz

    Why was she hired?