" I've turned down every deal you can think of. There was a time, I think it was just after 'Look At Me Now', everybody wanted me, everyone, and every meeting I went to I just wasn't feeling the vibe.
They told me to change my image and style, do pop more, stuff like that - and that's not me, I'm not coming out as that.
I've got a strong following that doesn't know me as that, so to do that I'm going to be losing the loyal supporters that were there from the start. I may be gaining new ones, but to me that's just like selling my soul, because I'm selling to get big."
But with nearly 70k online followers (over 47k on Twitter alone), collaborations with Labrinth, Tinie Tempah, Wiley, and Cory Gunz from YMCMB under her belt, millions of views on YouTube and DJ's such as Tim Westwood, Mista Jam, Target and Cameo behind her, she's not without support… And she's well known for showing her appreciation to those who back her:"I see them as a family - I don't ever use the word 'fans', I hate that word. I don't see it as that - I just say 'supporters'. I think it's right that you speak to the people that listen to you." Alongside the music of Lady Leshurr herself, whose tunes encompass many popular genres such as house, hip hop, dancehall and pop, the Mona Leshurr Launch Party will include special guest DJs, including Manny Norte and DJ KC from Choice FM and Sir DJ Corey from 1Xtra, plus support acts TBA. August. Head to http://www.kabuukidusttickets.co.uk for your entry pass. For those who haven't quite come of age, http://tinyurl.com/n54ke7v is the place to register for the chance to win a spot at the exclusive under 18s party hosted by G-SHOCK, where Lady Leshurr will be holding a meet and greet session and performing tracks from her new E.P. plus a couple of classics, and DJ Calm Hype will be on the decks keeping the energy high throughout the event. Places are limited, so sign up now to avoid disappointment. For more information on the artist: http://www.ladyleshurr.com Buy tickets @ http://www.kabuukidusttickets.co.uk Under 18s registration: http://tinyurl.com/n54ke7v Westbourne Studios Club: http://www.westbournestudiosclub.com G-Shock: http://www.g-shock.co.uk @gshockuk Events in association with Kabuuki Dust Events: http://www.kabuukidust.com SOURCE Kabuuki Dust Events