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Dish Nation has added a new member to their already stellar cast. It’s Da Brat-tat-tat-tat-tat-tat. That’s right, the female emcee has been announced as the FOX show’s new co-host.

The rapper began guest hosting last summer alongside the show’s creator Rickey Smiley, Headkrack, Gary with da Tea, Rock T, and The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s, Porsha Williams and is now here to stay.

“Since the first day I filled in on Dish Nation, it felt comfortable and there was a natural chemistry,” Brat said in a statement. “The amazingly talented personalities that I’m surrounded by every day make me thrive to be better.”

She added, “I am so grateful that Rickey Smiley gave me the opportunity to do his morning show and ecstatic to be a part of the Dish Nation family. I’ve had an incredible career since 1994 and I feel like it’s just the beginning all over again.  Thank you Dish Nation family!”

Stephen Brown, EVP of Programming and Development, FOX Television Stations added, “We are very excited to have Da Brat officially join the Dish Nation team. Having been a celebrated rap artist for over two decades, Da Brat brings an authentic voice to the world of entertainment news. Once she began guest hosting, we knew right away we had to make her a permanent member of the Dish family.”

Shawntae Harris, the rapper’s legal name, first hit the scene in the early 90’s with her debut album, Funkdafied. The success of the LP led to the rapper becoming the first female solo rap act to have a platinum-selling album.

Congrats to the star.

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