Da Brat Out Of Prison
Rapper DA BRAT has been granted day-release from prison to find a new career - she's working as a window-maker.
The star, real name Shawntae Harris, was sentenced to three years jail in Alto, Georgia following her 2008 conviction for aggravated assault. The charge stemmed from an attack on a club waitress the previous year (07).
But less than two years after she was locked up, the rapper has been put on the prison's work release program - allowing her to spend all day working in her local community before returning to her cell at night.
The scheme is designed to prepare prisoners for early release - and Harris is delighted with her new job making windows.
She says, "I'm out on a lil' pass (sic). I had to do some lawyer, attorney stuff. I got a job. I work a 9 to 5 because I'm in the work release program. I make windows, so if ya'll need a window, holla at your girl."