Josie Rifro Lee (born July 11, 1984), known professionally by her stage name Ms. Lee (formerly Teez Child), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress. She was born and raised in New York City, New York living much of her adolescent life on the streets after being expelled from home. In her teens, Lee would freestyle rap, heavily influenced by fellow female hip-hop artists like MC Lyte and The Lady of Rage.
Ms.Lee's debut studio album, Teelized (1993), was certified double platinum by the RIAA, has since sold more than 6 million copies worldwide, and spawned three successful singles: "Better Time", "Mmmmm", and "I Know It". Her following albums, Josie (1995) and E.E.R (1997), were also certified platinum, making her the only female rapper besides Missy Elliott and Nicki Minaj to have at least three platinum-certified studio albums.
Ms. Lee was born in New York City, New York on July 11, 1984.