Da Brat was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday (August 22), stemming from a nightclub assault in November of last year.
According to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Superior Court Judge Gail Flake handed down the verdict while members of the rapper’s family quietly wept.
“I love y’all,” Da Brat (real name: Shawntae Harris) said as she was led out of the courtroom. Her family replied together, “We love you too.”
In addition to the prison term, the judge sentenced the rapper to seven years probation and 200 hours of community service. She must also get substance abuse treatment, a mental evaluation, and attend anger management classes.
Following the judgment, her lawyer told the paper that his client accepts responsibility for her actions.
“She feels a great deal of remorse for what she did,” said Thomas Clegg. “She is willing to accept responsibility for what she has done.”
The 34-year-old rapper was arrested last November for aggravated assault after getting into a scuffle with Atlanta Falcons cheerleader Shayla Stevens at Lawrenceville Highway nightclub owned by rap mogul Jermaine Dupri.
Da Brat reportedly struck Stevens in the head with a bottle of rum, resulting in the woman falling down some stairs to a cement floor, suffering a severe facial cut.
As a result of the fight, Stevens has a permanent scar.
Stevens has filed a separate civil case against Da Brat, seeking unspecified medical and other costs, reports the paper. The case is pending.