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Our very own Da Brat talked with Vibe Magazine about joining “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show!” She opens up about making the decision to start doing radio, her career and returning to the industry after a stint in prison.

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Having originally started out as a rapper and actress, Da Brat‘s entrance into radio hosting was unprecedented by the artist, though she says her experiences doing radio have always been positive. She states, “…it just came natural every time I went on, with whomever, at whatever station!” She also mentioned that people had been telling her throughout her 20 years of work that she should try it- looks like they were right!

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Still, despite radio feeling so instinctive to her creatively, she still says, “no, I was never nervous. I’ve always fought very hard to be who I am, and that’s what made me different than any other female rapper because I would not conform to be what they wanted me to be.”

Well said, Da Brat! Click here to read the full interview over at!

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