Rapper Da Brat and her wife Jesseca Dupart have faced criticism after revealing that they chose a white sperm donor to conceive their first child. The couple explained their decision in an interview with The Root, saying that they had a limited pool of donors and only one Black candidate, who did not meet their requirements.
“We didn’t have a lot to choose from, he definitely wasn’t Black,” Brat said.
Adding, “I think we did a great job with picking. He’s handsome, he’s tall and I think he’s going to look beautiful with my wife’s egg.”
Brat said that the one Black donor “looked like Jiminy Cricket,” adding: “I was like, “I’m sorry but that wasn’t gonna be my choice.”
Dupart took to Instagram to address the criticism they have received, stating that Black men make up less than 5% of the donation pool and that they waited a few weeks to see if the pool increased, but unfortunately, there were no more new Black donors that fit their genetic testing requirements within the time frame they had to choose.
“So , as a mother of 3 beautiful black kids , and even a black grand baby I want to CLARIFY [stuff] to avoid this STORYLINE from continuing that we choose our donor off of looks and that we didn’t want a black donor …… ”
She continued, ” …Here’s some things you should know: 1) WE HAD NO IDEA GOING INTO THIS THAT our chances of a black donor would be slim to none 2) that I was a carrier of so many disorders 3) that our window was SOOOO slim and such high risk cus of age and more 4) with my genetic testing I’m the carrier of 4 disorders , that reduced our chances of a black donor down to 1 person and that 1 person had very limited info / portfolio to judge on ….. including BACKGROUND”