Karrine Steffans, known to the world as the infamous Superhead who “serviced” an endless supply of rappers back in the day, said in a rather condescending and dismissive way that she is not an African American, does not have African American “struggles” and does not descend from slaves like black Americans.
Because she says she does not have slavery as part of her lineage — having been born and raised in the Caribbean island of Saint Thomas — Steffans, 35, said she does not suffer from the debilitating mental syndrome that afflicts blacks on the American mainland.
In an interview with KMEL radio, the super slore recently talked about her Caribbean background and said she raises her 15-year-old son to know that he is also not of African American descent.
Take a look at these explosive statements, which she followed up with even more inflammatory tweets. Finally, as an extra treat, Superhead gives black women advice on how to keep a man.
And I think people forget, I’m an islander. I’m not African American. I don’t have like African American struggles. I just don’t. I don’t have the same history. So, and I’m not even tryna be facetious…There’s a serious mind state that comes with being black in America and being a black American. The history that comes with that. All things that are passed down from generation to generation…Shame. Shame sexually. Shame on the female gender. All kinds of shame and abuse. Belittling and all those things that come from post-slavery.
I don’t have slavery in my family as a lot of islanders don’t, so our mind state is different. We see things different and we’re not ashamed of our bodies. We have Carnival for Christ’s sake….That’s how we live our lives. We go to the beach; we swim naked. It’s just different. Island girls just do it better and that’s just a fact.