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Karyn White Blasts Babyface & Soul Train Awards for ‘Superwoman’ Performance Snub


Last Sunday (Nov. 29), BET aired the 2015 Soul Train Awards, which included a number of stars paying tribute to big names in R&B and soul. Karyn White was noticeably absent for a performance of her hit "Superwoman" and she took to social media to blast Babyface for the snub.

One highlight of the show was a special segment dedicated to singer/songwriter Babyface Edmunds. Other vocalists, like Tevin Campbell, Boyz II Men, Bobby Brown, Brandy and more, took the stage to perform some of his legendary hits.

Fantasia was also among those who performed, giving live renditions of Whitney Houston’s “Exhale (Shoop, Shoop)” and White’s 1988 womens’ empowerment anthem, “Superwoman.”

Following the performance, White hopped on Facebook to address her absence and concerns from fans.

“I’ve been getting bombarded with questions from fans, family, friends… people just calling [saying], ‘Karyn, why weren’t you on the show? Are you okay? Is everything all right? Why weren’t you there? Everybody else was there, we wanted to see you.'

"Good question, I don't know," White said.

She also took the opportunity to call out the awards show for not offering her the opportunity to perform.

"I never got a call from [Babyface] or BET or Centric, or Soul Train music affiliates, nobody.” she added. “I don’t know. Maybe they don’t know I’m back in the entertainment industry.”

White followed up giving props to Fantasia.

"I just want you guys to know I think Fantasia did an incredible job. She’s a bad girl. She put it down. It has nothing to do with Fantasia. It’s really just the fact that Kenny [Babyface] wrote the song and Karyn White made it a hit. I believe my fans deserve to see me sing the song.”

Check out what Karyn White had to say 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, November 30, 2015

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