I'm guessing it's Janelle Monae, but since someone threw out Joan Jett with no real evidence, I figured I'd try to connect her. She was born in Wynnewood, PA, a suburb of Philly, so that gives her the Philly connection. As for the statue, it's either black and white or very dull colored. Jett's new album is titled "Unvarnished."
That was totally not the reason but you got it right