Producer Jermaine Dupri is denying claims that he abandoned Da Brat when she got locked up.
JD told V-103’s Ryan Cameron that he’s kept up with the rapper, who was sent to Arrendale Federal Prison in 2008. Celebrities close to Da Brat have charged that he cut off all communication with her since her incarceration began.
“I spoke to her via letters back and forth, and she’s good. She’s ready to go home and do what she gotta do,” JD told host Ryan Cameron on Thursday while pledging that he’d be offering her the most help once she’s set free. “We’re basically on the move to try and get her out of there. … When Brat come home, I am going to be the person that take care of her and make sure she gets back on her feet.”
Some of the harshest criticism that the producer has faced is about the fact that he hasn’t visited Da Brat. But, according to him, a prison visit would be too hard for him to handle.
“I felt a certain way about seeing Brat in jail. That’s my little sister and I don’t really want to deal with that situation like that," Jermaine said. "I would prefer dealing with getting her out and seeing that day as opposed to going to see her.”
Da Brat was sentenced to three years in lock up following an incident where she repeatedly hit an aspiring model named Shayla Stevens in the head with a bottle of rum.
– Sonya Eskridge