Unless you lived under a rock (quarry) in 2002, you know who Khia is. Perhaps not by name, but by virtue. Do the words “My neck/My back/Lick my [censored] AND my crack … ” mean anything to you? Of course they do. They remind you of singing wondrously naughty lyrics while trying to convince your full-length mirror that you knew how to bootypop. (Stop frontin’.) At any rate, we caught up with Khia for a quick game of 20 Questions.
Khia’s new album “Motormouf AKA Khia Shamone” is out and she’s feeling particularly feisty.
Do you live in Atlanta?
I do live in Atlanta, but Hollywood, Florida is truly home for me. Atlanta is where I work and play.
What’s Khia’s idea of a party?
Me and my team usually go out to small lounges and take them over. I flirt with the deejay to make sure he plays my Nasti Muzik all night, flash the bartender so we get double-shots of everything, and then dance the night away — all while promoting me and my brand. I love to meet new people, go to new places, do new things, and then blog about it!
Who do you dream of working with?
My dream would be to work with Will.i.am (that’s my baby daddy) and P!nk (that’s my baby momma, lol). I love and respect them both. So talented!
Have you ever had a twitter fight with a celebrity?
No, I’ve never had a twitter fight, but I do have an ongoing twitter love affair with Josh Groban. I’m his “Thug Dream” and he’s my “Total Package.” (I hear he has a BIG package, lol!) I covered his song “With You” in the shower and posted it on YouTube. His response was that he loved singing my music in the shower, too! I’m going to whip and spank him before I leave this earth. Bad Girls Love Good Boys. I’m a Grobanite.
If you could have written any song from the past, which would you have chosen?
Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing.” Awww! “When I Get That Feeling, I Need Sexual Healing.” Ohh that’s my song. Nasti Muzik, baby!
Have you ever been star-struck?
Nope, but I have a thing for nerds. I love smart guys, normal guys. Stars don’t turn me on.
If you could legally beat the shit out of anyone (musician, politican, reality tv star, anyone), who would it be?
Janet Jackon! Reason being: I wrote her a hot hit record when I wrote “So Excited.” She was a huge fan at first and then when everyone only praised me for how hot the song was she turned on me! She cancelled the tour and the video promotion. I think she was jealous of me and Jermaine’s friendship as well, but anywho … I’m still a fan. “So Excited” was the best song on her entire album and what other female artist can say they worked with Michael Jackson’s lil’ sister?
What are your three favorite albums of all time?
Well I have four: Khia- Thugmisses, Khia – Gangstress, Khia- Nasti Muzik, and Khia- MotorMouf aka Khia Shamone.
Dreams do come true!
What’s your drink of choice?
Absolut Vodka! Absolut? Absolutely! I came up with my own name for my drink of choice. It’s called RED DRAGON. It’s Absolut Vodka, cranberry, and lime! Works for me every time. That sounds like the perfect commercial right? I need to endorse Absolut! See why I need an agent? Lord send me an agent, lol. Where is Rupaul?
What’s the most misunderstood thing about Khia?
That I’m a bitch, mean, and difficult to work with. Bullshit. I’m bossy, but can always be tamed! You just need to be a strong man with strong things who can tame a LIONESS! Just reach your hand out and say, “Here kitty-kitty-kitty! Be a good girl now, I have money for you.” lol
What fashion trends need to die?
The sagging pants! I know a lot of us like looking at ass, but I think I’ve had enough! I think it’s only in the hip-hop community but it’s getting to be too much! Yea that … and the front-laced wigs. I’m tired and through with it all. It has to STOP!
Who’s your celebrity crush?
What’s a movie you’ve seen so many times you could probably turn the volume off and speak every word of it aloud?
It’s a tie between “The Color Purple” and “Forrest Gump” — two of my faves. I love Whoopie and Tom Hanks to death. “Until you do right by me, everything you even think about gonna fail!”
Do you play any musical instruments?
I play a little keys. I’m no Alicia, but I’m working on it. My favorite instrument is the bass.
What’s a phobia of yours?
I don’t like creepy crawlers! Bugs, bees, snakes, rats, frogs — insects period. I’m a dog lover till I die. Anything that crawls or creeps freaks me out and I’m running … and the Queen runs from NO MAN but if I see a bug, I’m gone.
What are you up to lately?
Well my new album “MotorMouf aka Khia Shamone” just dropped so I’ve been on the road nonstop promoting and touring. Me being an independent artist and running my own label for twelve years, I wear a lot of hats. First, I write and produce, then I record, hit the road, and promote. I’m enjoying the road, making new fans and loving my old ones. I campaign like Obama going from city to city to touching the people spreading my music and my story. I’m real up close and personal with my fans. I sell my own autographed CDs, DVDs, and shirts on the road. I set up shows, perform, interview, and take pictures. I’m blessed to have fans who come out and support me in anything that I’m doing. I don’t know where I would be without my die-hard fans.
Tell us about the new single! What was the inspiration behind it and how long did it take you to write it?
Well, my new album is a double-disc (half hip-hop and half R&B). I released two singles — one for each side. The “Motormouf” single is called “Lick Me Dry” and the “Khia Shamone” single is called “Turn U Out.”
“Lick Me Dry” is a hot club-banger/nasty-girl dance track. I always have to make those kind of tracks. The fans love my in-your-face lyrics and they love to pop their tootsies and shake their booties to my classic Khia tunes.
“Turn U Out ” is a more techno-euro track that I love to death. It’s about the masculine and feminine energy that I have,well that we all have put into a hot sexy song! The inspiration came from me having those feeling.Sometimes I can be soft and sometimes I can be hard. Being a women sometimes we have to be the Moma and the Daddy,Submissive and in control. The song is so bad ass “Sometimes I Feel Like A Girl, Sometimes I Feel Like A Boy”
Khia Style!!! Writing these hits takes no time at all.Its my passion my real true emotions put into songs Nasti Muzik Baby
Planning on hitting the road for a tour?
I’m already on my promotional tour doing shows and getting the new music heard but my goal is to get on a big tour this summer and perform all over the world. Hopefully, a great tour agent will hear my new album and add me on. I need a agent, lol. I’m praying because my fans want to see Nasti Muzik Live!
Do you plan on playing any ATL’s gay clubs? (It’d be fun!)
I know right! So many of my gay fans help promote my music by performing my songs in drag. They keep me alive and my music heard. They want to see me perform live and I’m working on it. I’m trying to find a good booking agent in the gay community to help me reach my fans. I need to go on a Rainbow Tour and 2013 it’s going to happen. I’m going on a Rainbow Tour across the world: lights, camera, action! Sold out!!
If you weren’t a musician, what would you be?
A music teacher … or maybe a shrink. I love talking to people and fixing things. But I love to tell jokes, too, so being a comedian or actor wouldn’t be bad, either. I still have time to do all of the above …
What’s in your purse?
Cell phones, iPad, notepad (I never know when I’ll be inspired), cocoa butter, a,switch blade, mace, and my Good Luck Moon Stone. (Wait, did I say mace?! You never know!)
What’s a pet peeve that makes you wanna snap on someone?
Being told that I can’t do something or the word ‘no.’ I’m a fighter — persistent, resilient, determined to have my way and go after what I believe in against all odds. Those are all among my greatest assets. I won’t take no for an answer and I like to make non-believers believe.
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OK, so that was 22 questions. Big deal. Hey, you feel like laughing? Head over to www.motormouf.com and check out her surprisingly hilarious blog. If you thought her music would turn heads, wait til you hear her lambasting other celebs by name. (Mariah’s weight? Check. Jamie Foxx’s dick? Check. Divulging the names of her glorious tatas before pulling letters out from betwixt them? Naturally.)
Girls got some titanium testicles and she ain’t afraid to show ‘em.