Louise Amanda Harman (born 19 December 1985), better known by the stage name Lady Sovereign, is an English rapper and grime artist. She is noted for her professional success in performing styles of music generally dominated by males. In 2010, she appeared on the seventh series of the reality show Celebrity Big Brother, being the third housemate to be evicted from the house. Lady Sovereign was born Louise Amanda Harman in 1985 to Colin Adien Harman and Nicola Parsons (ne Wood), in Wembley, northwest London. She grew up in the run-down Chalkhill Estate a council estate that has since been demolished with her parents and two siblings, older sister Chloe Christie (born 1984) and younger brother Richie Colin (born 1987). Lady Sovereign was a tomboy who played football and hated wearing dresses. She had difficulty fitting in at school and was expelled from Preston Manor High School at 15 because of her abysmal attendance record and bad behaviour.
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