Lady Sovereign Breaks Down in L.A.

Lady Sovereign
Last night (11/16), pint-sized female rapper Lady Sovereign was scheduled to play a gig at Los Angeles' El Rey Theater in support of her new album, Public Warning (check JamBase's review here).

But things didn't go as planned. Apparently Sov was battling a nasty chest infection and was told by her doctor to cancel the show and rest. Sov, being the feisty lil' wordsmith she is, decided she could push on. She was wrong. From the minute she hit the stage it was clear she was not up to the task. She struggled, cried and spat her way through two songs before completely breaking down and falling to the ground. She was helped off the stage and never came back.

Today, Lady Sovereign released the following statement: "I hated disappointing everybody. The pain and frustration hurt so much, it was scary."

To make up for the show, Sov will re-schedule another Los Angeles performance in December, following the end of her tour. The date will be announced next week.

As of now, Lady Sovereign will not miss any of the rest of the shows on her tour, as she has two days to rest up before the next one, which will take place in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Lady Sovereign Tour Dates:
11.18 | Beauty Bar Vegas | Las Vegas, NV
11.19 | House of Blues | San Diego, CA
11.22 | Gypsy Tea Room & Ballroom | Dallas, TX
11.23 | The Parish | Austin, TX
11.24 | Meridian | Houston, TX
11.26 | The Parish @ House of Blues | New Orleans, LA
11.27 | Beta Bar | Tallahassee, FL
11.28 | Studio A | Miami, FL
11.30 | State Theater | St. Petersburg, FL
12.01 | The Loft | Atlanta, GA

[Published on: 11/17/06]

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hellyeah Fri 11/17/2006 12:01PM
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lady who?????

LetItRide45 Fri 11/17/2006 12:06PM
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well i hope shes alright, but her music sucks. saw her on letterman the other night and it was just horible.

whoknowswhy Fri 11/17/2006 01:49PM
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Is it just music we dont like that sucks?

Hotchkiss Fri 11/17/2006 02:27PM
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i've only heard a handfull of her songs, she's not bad.

most people here seem to be frightned by different things. i can't see any other reason than fear that some of the people here would use such harsh words twords certain bands.

Dicky79 starstarstar Fri 11/17/2006 04:45PM
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yeah, being 80 pounds and drinking half that a night in booze cant help. she's talented, but the way she treats herself, she'll be a novelty soon enough. get serious girl, you've got a HUGE future ahead of you.

lovejahlive Sat 11/18/2006 08:13AM
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No,unfortunately the music we like sometimes sucks too.

Emo star Sat 11/18/2006 04:56PM
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who? I could see a story on J-5, but whats this chick have to offer? Is she rightous, or is this just marketing a potentially mainstream name to the masses of almost cool kids? I am sorry to say, but sometimes jambase articles make me feel queezy.

lovemusicfood Sat 11/18/2006 07:39PM
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"Is it just music we dont like that sucks?" Of course. Everyone thinks that. If they don't they are lying.

Hotchkiss Sat 11/18/2006 09:34PM
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that's not true for a lot of us. i don't like the dead, but i can not say they suck. i just don't care for thier music.

but it can get confusing, i love primus and let me tell you they SUCK!

tzolkin13 star Sun 11/19/2006 12:11AM
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Lady Sov is kinda weak. Lyrics are too materialistic and shallow.

M.I.A.'s where it's at.

Darkstar16 star Sun 11/19/2006 11:37AM
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who cares?

Borealis Fir star Mon 11/20/2006 01:16PM
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Never thoughtd i'd waste my precious time to type something about lady soverign? but I just wonder why jambase couldn't come up with a more worthy article with all the bands that are working the jam scene? Holy shit thats kinda weak man....give something decent to us jambasers

Lord-K. star Mon 11/20/2006 01:51PM
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ok so i do not know alot about this girl saw her at lollapalooza and was not impressed.......futhermore i think she is on a jay-z record label..... several recent articles this one and panic at the disco are a bit troublesome.....seems like this site may be trying to expand the reader base to reach a wider audience perhaps for advertising opportunities and a larger market base leading to more money made and more watered down stories and skewed view points i sure hope not

Matt star Mon 11/20/2006 02:35PM
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Greatwaves Tue 11/21/2006 06:04PM
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omslice Tue 11/21/2006 08:09PM
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so it is clear that Jambase has spread their wings and found different genres to listen to and write about...KUDOS to THEM! HOWEVER, in certain just seems like they are drifting too far away from MUSIC with INTEGRITY and LYRICS with CONSCIOUSNESS~! Good thing we have discernable taste and distinguish between when JAMBASE is being real and when they are chasing the DOLLA! HOLLA!

ĂȘtre Wed 11/22/2006 05:47AM
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Which Spice Girl was she?

jake2007 Wed 11/22/2006 07:34AM
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its good to see jambase reaching out to other genre's , as once you have seen one jam band, you have seen them a**

kulshan Wed 11/22/2006 02:55PM
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Lady sov is fun and you can dance to's all about having a good time....spending time doing things you love...something Jambands support as well...come on songs "9 to 5" and "hoodie" what jamband fan can hate on hoodies??

"Fling on an A D I D A S hoodie and just boogie woogie with me
Or you can just. put on your dancing shoes and get loose
Can you get loose can you??"

omslice Sat 11/25/2006 12:49PM
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yo...jambands make me yawn too...but, when someone's first impression on me is "I'm the biggest midget in the game" I just want to puke. as a "midget", I'd like to meet her and word her up that if she wants to be considered one of us, the correct phrasing is "little people". WORD

MelbaToast Mon 11/27/2006 11:45AM
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All of you taking jabs at lady soveriegn have obviously not even bothered to read anything about her before you posted, and furthermore obviously know nothing about the genre she's from. Excuse me if I'm hatin', but Lady S has been the hottest MC in England for quite a while, and she's just now making her break to American radio. Furthermore, she is from the STREETS, not the burbs. And I find it refreshing in world where all the female rappers just talk about how sexy and rich they are and all the designer clothes they own, that she is talking about drinking Heineken (not champaign) and having hairy armpits.
As a non-christian I wouldn't post a comment about the bible, so if you have never gotten down w/ the whole grime/dub thing, or even the hip-hop thing, why are reading an article about a freakin MC?


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