The iconic sound of an incoming call. A sleek, beautiful female in her car, late at night, looks down long lashes and purses her full lips as she answers. You can tell from the look on her face that she knows drama is heading her way. The camera pans down to gorgeous, extravagant jewelry and a club-ready outfit. The beat drops as rapper Queen Philly wonders why, yet again, people are spreading hate about her, a musician trying to spread love.
The music video for “Outtaspite” perfectly personifies this unique artist. With an ever-changing fashion profile and a sick, fresh sound, Queen Philly is the next big thing for fans of artists such as Megan Thee Stallion, Da Baby, and Nipsey Hussle. She doesn’t hate. But she also won’t allow people to invade her life with cruel gossip and needless drama. Her music suggests that she doesn’t start fights – but she’ll finish them!
From Personal Tragedy to Artist
Queen Philly, real name Khadijah Comeger, is the very definition of strong, modern, independent woman. She owns multiple businesses, including a tax company, a hair salon, and a popular Kansas City nightclub called TheRoyal Playhouse. She also works as a club promoter and has worked with artists such as rappers Boosie Badazz and Philthy Rich.
She started writing and performing music after a massive loss rocked her life on April 7th, 2019. It was her wedding night, but the atmosphere of love and celebration turned to tragedy when her son James died in a horrific house fire in Chester, Pennsylvania. The little boy was only seven years old. After the tragedy, Khadijah was so overcome with grief that she turned away news reporters trying to interview her.
James loved music; Khadijah’s nickname was Kiki at the time, and James would run around the house singing “Kiki, do you love me?” from a popular Drake song. In her sorrow, Khadijah found comfort in music and it helped her to remember her son. Although at times she felt she’d hit rock bottom, she began to sing, and creating her own music paved the path of healing.
A Beauty Born from Pain
Queen Philly, as she’s known now, feels passionately about garnering inspiration from personal pain. There can be no pain like a parent mourning the death of a child; but life is a ride, and this Queen decided to climb right back up on the horse and live.
She defines her music as pain, love, and reality, stating that those who listen to her words will get a little bit of everything in between. She does not define success as fame or fortune, but merely as being heard, a theme echoed by women all around the world who have survived tragedy. She realizes that any given artist, song, or genre isn’t for everyone; there will always be criticism, but she feels that striving for one’s dreams is the only way to combat bigotry and hatred.
Queen Philly is the real deal. Her music is fierce, passionate, and speaks of real-life trauma and drama. You can hear her music on YouTube here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuG0ijFBxTzYJGWfqILjPvw) and catch her next show (MORE INFO NEEDED).