AceShowbiz - Da Brat has issued an apology for joking about her and her wife Jesseca "Judy" Harris-Dupart's decision to select a non-black sperm donor. While expressing her remorse, the "Funkdafied" rapper claimed her statement "was just taken way out of context."
The 49-year-old set the record straight during an appearance on "The Tamron Hall Show" on Thursday, May 11. "[I] didn't think it would be offensive to anybody. I cracked jokes about almost everybody that I saw, that one just happened to make it in the show. I wasn't trying to be mean or say anything negative about Black people," she said.
"I guess they thought it was funny and I didn't think it would bother anybody or else I would have taken it out. I had no idea people were going to be so offended, but I meant no harm whatsoever," the musician added. "People take things and run with it. I'm like, 'What?' People who know me know that I didn't mean any harm."
Da Brat went on to note, "We were looking for a Black donor... We're Black, we wanted a Black donor. So it was just misconstrued and taken way out of context." She then declared, "If I offended anybody, I do apologize. But it was a joke between me and my wife and the doctor, like, we joke like that, we play around so it wasn't meant to be offensive in any way."
Da Brat made the comment in question on an episode of her and Judy's WE tv series, "Brat Loves Judy". At that time, the couple revealed that their doctor informed them that "there are not enough black donors - black sperm donors, black egg donors."
Da Brat, who is pregnant with their first child together, joked that the available donor looks like Jiminy Cricket. She then quipped, "If you look like Jiminy Cricket - the one or two Black people I saw… that thing ain't finna be looking like my child."