Khia Shamone Finch, popularly known as just Khia, was born on November 8, 1977. She rose to fame in the early 2000s as a rap artist. Her biggest hit is ‘My Neck, My Back (Lick It),’ which reached the Billboard Hot 100 between 2002 and 2004. She has since shifted focus to other ventures, including being a media personality, a songwriter, and a producer. She is best known for her candid, no-holds-barred, and often controversial interviews and discussions. Let’s celebrate with her today on her birthday!
Khia Shamone Finch, born on November 8, 1977, is known as Khia. She is an American rapper, songwriter, singer, media personality, and record producer. Finch was born in Philadelphia and was brought up in the Germantown neighborhood. When Khia was 11 years old, she moved to Tampa, Florida, where she attended Dowdell Middle School, Hillsborough High School, and then another school after being expelled from Hillsborough. In 1991, she gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Khia. In 1992, she moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, where her daughter’s father lived. There, she had her second child, Rashawn. She lost her mother, Carol Belinda Chambers, a data entry specialist, in 2001.
In 2002, she began her career by releasing her debut album “Thug Misses,” which received much praise and featured her hit song ‘My Neck, My Back (Lick It).’ Between 2006 to 2016, she released five more albums, namely “Gangstress,” “Nasti Muzik,” “MotorMouf aka Khia Shamone,” “Love Locs,” and “QueenDomCum.” She also released a greatest hits album, “TwerkAnomics,” in 2018 and released her single ‘Kash Only.’
Besides making music, Khia has also been a television presenter on “The Queen’s Court” alongside her friend, T.S. Madison. She then teamed up with blogger Michelle Brown and co-hosted the web series “Gag Order.” She had a huge fan following as a social media personality, with over 30,000 followers on Instagram and over 2,00,000 subscribers on YouTube with over 51 million views in 2022 — very impressive stats for a rapper who some call a “one-hit-wonder.” Khia has proven her worth in the spotlight and continues showing us what she is made of!
Khia releases "Thug Misses," her debut album.
She participates in the reality television series "Miss Rap Supreme" but is eliminated.
The song, ‘You Deserve It’ from her fifth album, "Love Locs," is available on YouTube.
She begins her vlogging career with the weekly series "Gag Order" on March 5.
Why We Love Khia
She is unapologetic
Khia is no angel in the music industry. Some people fail to believe that she is still famous despite her controversial remarks. She never cared what people said and did what she wanted to do — which led to her successful career.
She’s worked hard, despite challenges, to get to where she is today. She deserves her success.
She’s a loving mother
Khia dotes on her children. She’s a wonderful, loving mother.
5 Surprising Facts
Her hit song
Khia's hit song ‘My Neck, My Back (Lick It)’ was written in 15 minutes.
She was a bartender
Before her fame, she was a bartender at Club XS in Tampa, Florida.
She became a young mother
She had her first child, a daughter named Khia, at 15.
She has published two books
She has released two books titled "Ignoring the Signs" and "Love Yourself Hoe."
Collaborations with Miley Cyrus and Janet Jackson
She has teamed up with famous singers like Jackson on her hit song, 'So Excited,' and Cyrus on 'We Can't Stop.'
Why are Trina and Khia Finch beefing?
The two rappers have had a feud since Khia revealed that she wasn’t credited with writing Trina’s song in 2002.
Who is Khia's husband?
Khia Finch is currently married to Adamu Owusu, a well-educated man who has a Ph.D. from the University of Baltimore.
Who is the father of Khia's children Khia and Rashawn?
The identity of her children’s father is not known to date.
Khia’s birthday dates