Karyn White Speaks Out About Her Absence from the Babyface Tribute at the Soul Train Awards

The Soul Train Awards were a delightfully Black time on BET last night (until Robert Kelly showed up, of course). The show tributed legendary producer and songwriter Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds with a star studded tribute that featured Bobby Brown, Boyz II Men, Jazmine Sullivan and Fantasia performing some of his biggest hits.

Among the songs selected was "Superwoman," first released by Karyn White in 1988.

Fantasia put her all into the performance of the classic heartbreak record, but those of us who know and love the tune immediately wondered what Karyn White was up to.

White, 50, took to her Facebook page to address her absence. "I never got a call from Face, or Centric, or BET, or Soul Train Music Awards affiliates." Karyn made sure not to make her gripe with the performance about Fantasia.  "It's really just about respect...Karyn White made it a hit."

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Posted by Karyn White on Monday, November 30, 2015

Karyn released her latest project, Seize the Day, independently in 2012.

It would have been great to see her come out nearly 30 years late and kill the song.


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