- Horoscope: Taurus
- Net worth: $2 000 000
- Ethnicity: African-American
- Nationality: American
- Hair color: Dark brown
- Eye color: Black
- Lucky number: 4
- Lucky stone: Emerald
- Lucky color: Green
- Match marriage: Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn
The rapper loudly announced herself at the beginning of her professional career and since those times has remained one of the most demanded and successful singers. Thanks to talent, education and bright personality she was destined to be a star. The supporter of individuality and body positivity, Melissa harmoniously communicates with the young generation.
Childhood and youth
Since childhood, the girl was devoted to music. When she was fourteen, Melissa and her fellows formed a group. At the university, she studied classical music and played on the flute. The girl had multitalented nature and was destined to become a star. When she was 21, her father died, and the girl lived in her car while trying to become a professional artist.
Despite the hardship of her young life – homeliness, death of the father, the group break-ups and self-doubt – the girl continued working on herself and taking steps to success.
She moved to Minneapolis where the singer started performing with local bands. Her path to success began in 2010, and she already had got first local popularity after two years. The first album was positively recognized by critics, for example, Th Guardian gave her four stars and Time included her in TOP-14 singer must watch.
The musician started touring with the album around states and U.K. Though she gained much recognition the singer didn't stop and immediately began recording a new album. In 2014 she had got an incredible experience working with a legend of the music industry, Prince. The singer appeared on T.V. shows, series and even movies. Though she was quite a famous musician, the real commercial success came to her in 2016 when the critics positively accepted her son Coconut Oil.
As a singer, she has bright and extravagant performances. On the stage, the singer likes twerking and often plays on the flute.
She appeared on covers of The Cut, Allure, and Clash. In 2019 she performed on Coachella and released her third album. Melissa is demanded artist and has income from her concerts and tours; her net worth is $3 million.
The singer underlines that she doesn't like using labels, especially in the question of sexual orientation. The singer is a supporter of body-positive philosophy. In 2014 she took participation in the social project providing body positivity. She stands for individuality and underlines:
"I decided to be myself because I knew I had no choice." "Even when body positivity is over, it's not like I'm going to be a thin white woman. I'm going to be black and fat."
While on the interview, she was sharing a relationship with her body the artist put off all her clothes. She reflected her thoughts and experience about the body in her songs.
Awards and nominations
- 2019 she was nominated in the following categories - Choice Breakout Artist, Choice Summer Female Artist
- 2019 she was nominated by MTV Video Music Awards in the categories: Push Artist of the Year, Best Power Anthem and Song of the Summer.
- 2019 UglyDolls
- 2019 Hustlers
- 2016 Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio
- 2016 Wonderland
- 2018 Yeti! Yeti!
- 2019 Cuz I Love You
- 2015 Big Grrrl Small World
- 2013 Lizzobangers.