Michele Sherman (born March 23, 1987), better known by her stage name Siya, is an American rapper signed to R&B singer and songwriter Tank. She currently stars in the Oxygen reality TV series Sisterhood of Hip Hop.[2] She is famed for being an openly gay female rapper. She is an upcoming actress [3][4][5]

Early childhood and education

Born in California to an African American father and a Puerto Rican mother,[6] Siya was sent to live with her grandmother by her father who raised her in the Eleanor Roosevelt housing projects in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn since she was 8[5][7] Siya came out of the closet at a young age. Siya began rapping at the age of seven. While in elementary school and throughout her high school years Siya entered contests and talent shows.

Music career

Siya released a mixtape entitled Better Late Than Never in February 2015. She released her single the Real MVP and One Hunnid in September 2014. She has released other singles such as D.Y.K.E., Heaven, I Put Niggas On and I’m Gone. Siya has collaborated with artists such as Chris Brown, Tank, and Sage the Gemini. Siya has performed alongside artists such as Wyclef Jean at the world famous B.B. Kings as well as opened up for Fat Joe and Fabolous during a concert at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York.