Former Spice Girl MELANIE CHISHOLM has crowned British rapper Lady Sovereign the 'new' Sporty Spice. The singer claims her friends tease her because the rap newcomer appears to have copied the sporty style which defined Chisholm's time in the girl band. The 33-year-old says, "Lady Sovereign. That's what my brother and my mates call me. "She kind of looks like Sporty Spice."