Legal name: Melesha O'Garro
Melesha O'Garro (born 15 December 1988), better known by her stage name Lady Leshurr, is a rapper, singer and producer from Kingshurst, Solihull, England. She is best known for her Queen's Speech series of freestyles, the fourth of which went viral in 2015. Her subsequent freestyle, Queen's Speech 5, was called "brilliant" and "2015's crowning freestyle" by Spin.
Born to parents from the Caribbean Isle of St. Kitts, her first foray was into poetry and writing at age six but she decided that writing music would bring her to a wider audience, releasing her first mixtape at age fourteen. In her words:
I grew up around music. My mum used to play a lot of reggae like Sister Nancy and Bob Marley around the house so basically, when I was around six, I was messing about and doing my own little raps and songs. My family are all rappers and singers anyway so I was always involved in it from a young age.
Leshurr has been described as "the one to watch" by Paul Lester of The Guardian.