So, I think everyone agrees that Fantasia did an ah-maaaazing job during her tribute to Babyface at the 2015 Soul Train Awards, right? ‘Tasia sang “Superwoman,” the 1989 hit song originally performed by Karyn White and written by Babyface and L.A. Reid.
However, while all who could be there performed their respective songs penned by Babyface (Tevin Campbell, Bobby Brown), White wasn’t there to perform hers which left many people scratching their heads.
She took to Facebook to address the reason she wasn’t in attendance, and the answer is…she doesn’t know; as it turns out, she simply wasn’t invited to do so.
A perplexed Karyn stated, "I’ve been getting questions, texts, tweets asking ‘Karyn, why weren’t you on the show? Is everything alright?’ Good question. I don’t know,” she said the short video. She goes on the say she’s ok, and that she’s actively on tour and has an album,Seize the Day, out on her own label.
She also says it’s nothing against Fantasia, that it's just a matter of respect to have the original performer do it, especially since she’s ready, willing, and able.
Listen to Karyn’s message below. Do you think she should have been the one to perform “Superwoman” for the Babyface tribute?
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Posted by Karyn White on Monday, November 30, 2015