Jesseca Dupart and Da Brat attend "Brat Loves Judy" Season 3 Premiere Screening at Regal Atlantic Station on April 27, 2023 in Atlanta, (photo by Georgia Prince Williams/Wireimage).
Da Brat & Jesseca “Judy” Harris-Dupart Share Reason for Not Choosing A Black Sperm Donor
Da Brat and Judy respond to a questionable statement they made, about choosing their sperm-donor, with information about donor demographics.
Rapper Da Brat and her wife, Jesseca “Judy” Dupart-Harris shared why they decided to choose a non-Black sperm donor for their first child together. In a recent interview with The Root, Brat, legal name Shawntae Harris-Dupart, and Judy revealed that the two started with a few thousand candidates, but after Judy’s genetic screening, left with 300 potential donors. The couple, who married in February of last year, said they only had one Black donor.
“And that [dude] looked like Jiminy Cricket,” Brat told The Root. “I was like, “I’m sorry but that wasn’t gonna be my choice.” Because of their limited options, the ladies opted for a white donor.
“Because we didn’t have a lot to choose from, he definitely wasn’t Black,” Brat added. ” But I think we did a great job with picking. He’s handsome, he’s tall and I think he’s going to look beautiful with my wife’s egg.”
Some social media users who have followed Harris-Dupart's pregnancy journey questioned the rapper’s “Jiminy Cricket” comment, accusing the two of colorism, but the rapper’s wife hit back on Instagram.
"Black men make up less than 5% of the donation pool," Judy wrote in the comments section of Baller Alert’s post about their interview.
"We actually waited a few weeks to see if the pool increased," she added. "But unfortunately with the time frame we had to choose within 6-8 weeks and there was no more new black donors that fit within the perfect fit with my genetic testing."
The couple, who stars in the WEtv reality show, Brat Loves Judy, first revealed their pregnancy to People earlier this year, detailing the health risks of their fertility process.