Da Brat’s Wedding Photos Are a Gay Fairytale Designed to Melt the February Ice Around Your Heart

On Tuesday, just in time to wrap up Black History Month — we see you!! — 90s rap legend Da Brat and her longtime partner Jesseca “Judy” Dupart went ahead and got married!!! And even as someone who pretty proudly declares that Love Is Always a Lie (whoops), these photos with all their rich pink and purple flowers, carriages, and mermaid style dresses reminded me of the last 30 seconds of every Disney movie I saw as a child, and just warmed my heart right up from the February ice.

The wedding will appear on a new season of “Brat Loves Judy,” premiering this June on WEtv (which is also how these gorgeous photos landed in our inbox this morning, thanks WEtv for not forgetting indie queer media in your PR kits!). Did I forget to mention that Da Brat and Judy are also having a baby!?!?

So here is a gratuitous post of nothing but fairytale happiness because Black love is beautiful and we deserve. That is all.


This one is giving romantic Sleeping Beauty sunset dance in fairytale mist (but make it much gay).

Da Brat & Jesseca “Judy” Dupart hold each other while dancing at their wedding, Da Brat is in a white suit with curls in a bob hair cut and Judy is in a white mermaid gown. There are purple and pink flowers everywhere and romantic mist beneath their feet.

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This one is giving lost in The Secret Garden (but make it much gay).

Da Brat & Jesseca “Judy” Dupart hold each other and pose for a wedding photo in matching white gowns and up-do's. They have purple and pink flowers.

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This one is giving a cake baked by Belle, Lumière, and Cogsworth (but make it much gay).

A seven tier white wedding cake with pink and purple flowers cascading down the side.

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This one is giving Real Housewife Kandi Burruss has come to guest star as one of Ariel’s sisters  in the final scene of The Little Mermaid, when Ariel stops being a fish and marries Prince Eric (but make it much gay).

Da Brat & Jesseca “Judy” Dupart pose with Kandi Burgess. Kandi is in a pink dress. Da Brat is in a white suit. Judy is in a white mermaid gown.

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This one is giving… actually no, this one is giving 90s Black Childhood Nostalgia, because c’mon!! LOOK AT THIS!! TELL ME YOU’RE NOT CRYNG!

Da Brat & Jesseca “Judy” Dupart walk down he aisle in matching dresses and up do's. It is sunny in an outdoor wedding and they have matching pink and purple flower bouquets. Da Brat is escorted by Jermaine Dupre in a purple tuxedo.

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In my JD Voiceover 🗣 It’s So, So Def.

Ok, whoops! Let’s get back on track.

This one is giving Cinderella (but again, make it much gay).

Da Brat & Jesseca “Judy” Dupart pose in matching gowns and up do's for their wedding, they are outside holding pink and purple wedding bouquets. Behind them on the grass of the estate are two white carriages that look like they are from Cinderella.

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And finally, this one is giving “Happily Ever After.”

Da Brat & Jesseca “Judy” Dupart kiss at their wedding. There is a minister in a black pantsuit and pink coat behind them, and an arch of purple flowers. Wedding guess look on and smile, all of them wearing shades of pink and purple.

MICHAEL SEABROOK/WE TV

But make it MUCH GAY.


We wish Da Brat and Judy all the happiness in the world.


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Carmen Phillips

Carmen is Autostraddle's Editor-in-Chief and a Black Puerto Rican femme/inist writer. She claims many past homes, but left the largest parts of her heart in Detroit, Brooklyn, and Buffalo, NY. There were several years in her early 20s when she earnestly slept with a copy of James Baldwin’s “Fire Next Time” under her pillow. You can find her on twitter, @carmencitaloves.

Carmen has written 451 articles for us.

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