The American rapper and actress has been on the scene for almost three decades already, with her first album already hitting platinum status, but is still making waves today.
Shawntae Harris, better known by her stage name Da Brat, burst onto the hip hop scene back in 1991, with a debut album called Funkdafied. That album quickly sold over a million copies, making her the first female solo rap act to have a platinum-selling album.
Recently the hip hop queen took to her Instagram account to share a photo of herself with her "shero," Whoopi Goldberg.
In the shot, the two seemed happy and relaxed as Goldberg stood with her arm around Harris.
In the image, Harris wore her light curly hair up in two high ponytails, and a red and white patterned bandana. She also had on a pair of tortoise shell framed gradient sunglasses. She had opted for a black t-shirt, and a dark jacket.
Goldberg stuck with her signature hair and her round glasses, and wore a button-down denim shirt. She wore a necklace with a number of charms on it.
"My Shero. @whoopigoldberg #whoopigoldberg #THEREALEST," Harris captioned the image.
Her Instagram account certainly paints a picture that matches her music, with plenty of photos of her showing off brightly colored hair, dark makeup, and baggy, tomboy-like clothing. She rarely shows off her feminine side, with one famous occasion being in the video Watchu Like.
The video also sparked a conversation about women's bodies, and she quickly clapped back at anyone who criticized hers.
“Be who you are! That’s the best thing you can be no matter what size or shape you are,” she explained when she was asked what message she though women should be portraying with their bodies.
She hasn't had the easiest life, spending three years in prison which put a spanner in the works of her career. Fortunately for her, she was able to kick right back into gear when she was released, and she took her prison stint as a lesson.
Speaking about her time in jail, she shared that she believed it happened for a reason, and for the better for her.
“I think God does everything for a reason and it was meant for me to sit down and regroup and think things over and realize I shouldn’t take anything for granted. I have to be very careful about my actions and what I say to people and how I react. I think I am a better person, a wiser person, a smarter person who is not going to take anything for granted anymore.”