Rapper Da Brat has been criticized for choosing a white man to father her child – even though there were enough qualified black men who could father her child with her partner Judy.
The new season of ‘Brat Loves Judy’ premiered on April 27 and the newly married couple are giving fans a glimpse into their fertility journey and the shortage of black sperm donors.
“The [dude] looked like Jiminy Cricket,” Brat said in one episode while going through a selection of eligible candidates and only one black donor was introduced to the couple. “I thought, ‘I’m sorry, but that wasn’t my decision.’ … But I think we did a great job on the selection. He’s good looking, he’s tall and I think he’ll look beautiful with my wife’s egg.”
In an interview with The Root, Brat explained her decision to go for a white donor, but fans believe the decision was based on colorism. Brat and Judy recently retorted those allegations during a recent appearance on The Tamron Hall Show.
“I didn’t think it would be offensive to anyone,” the rapper said of the “Jiminy Cricket” comment. “I’ve joked about almost everyone I’ve seen, this one just happened to make the show. I wasn’t trying to be mean or say anything negative about black people. We were looking for a black donor. We are black, we wanted a black donor. So it was just misinterpreted and taken out of context.”
She continued, “I had no idea people would be so offended, but I didn’t mean it at all. We wanted a black donor – I just said, “What?” People take things and run with them. … Anyone who knows me knows that I didn’t mean it badly. So if I offended anyone, I apologise. But it was a joke between me, my wife and the doctor, we’re kind of joking, we’re playing around, so it shouldn’t be offensive in any way.”
Dupart blamed misleading headlines for the online hate against Da Brat.
“I’m on social media more than she is, and there were things I really wanted her to avoid seeing,” she said. “They had comments like, ‘I just hope you guys miscarry.’ … So I’m trying to delete a lot of stuff so she can’t see it on my page, and she can’t see it on her page because it was extreme hate… Oh my god if nothing else at this point, I mean In my opinion, this should at least be an instructive moment, so that our people are not so ignorant.”
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