Da Brat replaces Claudia Jordan on Rickey Smiley morning show

Da Brat, whose real name is Shawntee Harris, replaced Claudia Jordan on Rickey Smiley’s morning show after the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star was released last week.

Da Brat has made regular appearances on the show before, even engaging in rap battles with the regular morning hosts. Now, however, she will be reading the news, and during this morning’s first broadcast, she announced the Confederate flag being taken down as well as the news of Bobby Brown’s new daughter.

The 41-year-old rapper was the first female solo rap artist to go platinum with her album “Funkdafied” in 1994 and spent 3 years in prison after a fight at a nightclub in 2007. She was also in the fifth season of VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club.