Khia Shamone Finch (/ˈkaɪ.ə/ KY-ə; born Khia Shamone Chambers, November 8, 1977), better known just as Khia, is an American rapper, songwriter, singer, and record producer.
Khia was born Khia Shamone Chambers on November 8, 1977 in Philadelphia and was raised in its Germantown neighborhood, and she moved to Tampa, Florida when she was 11. Khia attended Dowdell Middle School and Hillsborough High School. She was expelled from Hillsborough during ninth grade and attended an alternative school afterwards. In 1991, Khia had her first child, a daughter also named Khia. In 1992, she moved to Hawaii when the father was stationed there and had her second child while she was living with him, a son named Rashawn. Before becoming a rapper, she worked as a bartender at Club XS in Tampa, Florida. Her mother Carol Belinda Chambers, who was a data entry specialist, died in 2001.
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