Da Brat was arrested and charged with one felony count of aggravated battery for allegedly pistol-whipping a woman at a club in the Buckhead area of Atlanta on Wednesday morning.A spokesperson for the Atlanta Municipal Court confirmed to MTV News that the rapper, whose real name is Shawntae Harris, was taken into custody for the incident Wednesday and was eventually released at 4:00 p.m. that same day after posting $1,000 bond. Da Brat is accused of attacking a club-goer at Chili Peppers in Buckhead after the two got involved into a verbal argument while the woman was attempting to get into the VIP area of the nightclub. The defendant was taken to nearby Grady Hospital, where she received six stitches for a cut in the head she received during the alleged melee with Da Brat and her entourage. The victim was also charged with one count of simple battery for her role in the altercation. Da Brat’s manager, Lucy Ryans, called the incident a terrible
misunderstanding, and told MTV News that although the rapper was definitely involved in an argument with someone at the club, Da Brat did not have a weapon of any type and did not cause the woman’s injury. A representative for the Atlanta City Solicitor’s Office told MTV News that police did not recover a firearm at the scene. Ryans said that Da Brat was confident that the charges will eventually be dropped, and that the altercation wouldn’t affect either the release of the “Unrestricted” record, or Da Brat’s opening spot on Mariah Carey’s upcoming North American tour. Da Brat will head out on the road with Mariah starting on March 16 in Los Angeles and continuing until an April 11 date at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The rapper is next scheduled to appear in an Atlanta Municipal Court to answer the battery charge on April 13, two days after her new album, “Unrestricted,” is due out on So So Def Records and a day before Da Brat’s 26th birthday.