Original ‘Superwoman’ Singer Slams BET Over Fantasia ‘Soul Train’ Performance

Published: Monday 30th Nov 2015 by Rashad
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Fantasia is still the name on everybody’s lips after her soul-stirring Soul Train Awards tribute to Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds aired on BET and Centric last night.

Lending fiery renditions of the Edmonds-penned numbers ‘Exhale (Shoop Shoop)’ (originally performed by Whitney Houston) and ‘Superwoman,’ the performance won rave reviews from critics and viewers alike – a hot topic well over into the next day.  But, while many are praising the ‘Idol’ winner’s stunning showing as the highlight of the night, there’s one who doesn’t exactly share the sentiment – ‘Superwoman’s original singer Karyn White.

White, who took the song to the top of charts in 1989, took to Facebook moments ago to lend her thoughts on the performance and sound off on BET for not inviting her to take part in the tribute.

Hear her out below:

#Karyn White address’s not performing “Superwoman” at the#2015 Soul Train Awards tribute to #Babyface on #BET

Posted by Karyn White on Monday, 30 November 2015


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  1. Anne November 30, 2015

    LOVE Karyn’s original version!

    • You tried November 30, 2015

      Very classy and well said! TGJ is soooooo MESSY !! HEADLINE “SLAMS” she didn’t slam anyone ! This site is already successful without the Bs and theatrics ! Save that for Mediatakout ! But she’s beautiful and have respect and remained a class act! A lot of artist today should take NOTE

  2. #JACKIE November 30, 2015

    Karyn still looks good! I wondered why she wasn’t there.

    • truth(Janet is QWEEN, was a hot MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) November 30, 2015

      I wonder why Jackie has yet to sell 30k. Kii

      • #JACKIE November 30, 2015

        Where’s Unsellable on the charts sis?

      • Mr. Cee November 30, 2015

        Or better yet, where’s LATEti???????????

      • LOL November 30, 2015


      • SMH November 30, 2015

        Yes Fantasia killed that performance, but BET was wrong and messy, as usual. They should have asked Karyn to sing her own song bottom line, especially if they were able to dig up Tevin Campbell and Bobby Brown.

  3. King Stephy November 30, 2015

    Fantasia KILLED that performance.

  4. Boykin November 30, 2015

    If they wanted Karyn to sing the song, they’d have asked. This reminds me of the kerfuffle over Beyonce singing that Ledisi song. All great singers, but if they want you to sing it, they’d have asked.

    • Dre November 30, 2015

      Negative, they didn’t ask Beyonce.

    • 2BStrong December 1, 2015

      I agree 100%; No shade to Karyn but I’ve seen her live performances on youtube… she doesn’t have the vocal control or stage presence… while the crowd may have been happy to see her; she would not have captured the crowd like Fantasia did. Babyface knew what he was doing.. at the end of the day it wasn’t about Karyn it was a tribute to babyface and the music he wrote. Karyn singing it was not a requisite. I’m willing to bet my last dollar he hand picked Fantasia to sing the songs.. she puts on a show.. I’ve seen her live a few times.. she gives 1000%

  5. Lewey November 30, 2015

    It’s not her song, it’s baby face’s song. If he asked Fantasia to sing it, then he has every right to. Like, it wasn’t ledsi’s song neither.

  6. MUSICHEAD November 30, 2015

    Karyn should definitely have been asked to sing her own song.

  7. Navy Nick November 30, 2015

    I was wondering about Karyn (I grew up on the VINYL), but honey Fantasia killed that performance., it was an amazing tribute. Brandy, BOYZ, Tevin all of them !!!!! Baby face stillll sounds good too lord!!!!!

  8. Royalkev November 30, 2015

    Wow, she looks gorgeous to be 50! I think everyone knows that song by now, it’s an R&B classic. The original is sung with so much vulnerability. I like Fantasia a lot , but I can’t say that I got that from her live version. I must say, I would have loved to hear how it would sound today from the original artist. Missed opportunity unfortunately!

  9. another taken day something ain’t wrong November 30, 2015


  10. Lake Erie November 30, 2015

    Aaw, she’s so sweet. They should have definitely reached out to her.

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