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Karrine ‘Superhead’ Steffans says she’s not descendant of slaves like you

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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.

Wow.

 

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.

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21 Comments

  1. Tammy Simpson on January 2, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    This chick is out her dang mind. Did she say all this in the same interview because she is being very condescending? I guess ‘Islanders’ don’t know what that means.

  2. atlsongbyrd on January 2, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    She is the biggest hoe in history, so she needs to be ashamed of something.Then her ignorant ass don’t know they had slavery in the Islands too! She is so uneducated and she’s teaching her son stupidity too! Maybe this is what happens when you swallow too much sperm.

  3. Msnj on January 2, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Superhead told us that her 1st book did what it was intended to do..” entertain”. In view of this, it sounds like she’s up to her same ole tricks again ( no pun intended) to stir controversy in order to “entertain” & draw attention to herself and a talk show of some sorts she’s attempting at producing. I’m not surprised at all that her advice to women would be to just say ” Yes & okay” to everything. Isn’t that how the name superhead was born? It’s sad that Superhead doesn’t know the history of blacks in America, the slave trade & route and the role of the caribbean islands in it all. She obviously is ashamed of her ancestral history and hates who she is today, a black woman. Superhead should have taken her own advice and ” Shut up”. Had she done so, perhaps we’d know her better as Karrine, former video vixen instead of super-ho.. I mean Super-Head. Same thing.

  4. Perspective on January 3, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    She can’t be dumb and right tho? Just because shes black doesn’t mean she has slave ancestry. Maybe she actually did her lineage and found the truth. There were thousands of free blacks in the US & Caribbean during colonization. Remember, slaves were generally sold by other Africans.

    • dude on January 4, 2014 at 10:44 am

      R u serious perspective, blacks are descendants of blacks. Just because your parent or grandparents weren’t slaves doesn’t mean their relatives weren’t.

      • Mike Miller on January 4, 2014 at 6:03 pm

        No boss she’s black with reverse re-vitiligo. LMAO

      • Albert Joseph Xavier on January 5, 2014 at 1:52 am

        but your relative being sold dont make your mom and dad, mom and dad so on an so on were slave some were king and queens from africa and migrated after slavery was abolished

  5. NW-Wayz on January 3, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    So funny Supa-head. BLACK American women (citizens) aren’t ashamed of their bodies either. We just don’t go sucking dick on National TV FOR entertainment purposes. Nor do we suck 1000 dicks, then write a tell all book about it. You couldn’t find a job at Macy’s or nothing. All them dig-a-lings in your mouth and not half of those guys would give you a pot to piss in today. And I’ll bet nobody still wants to make you their wife. Especially not a Caribbean man. You’re a 2 bit whore whose ashamed of herself and you’re trying to deflect your BS. American men appreciate an assertive woman. Who can hold her own AND keep him entertained in bed and otherwise. Show me your Island man and I’ll take him from you just as fast as you say Shaq used to come all over you. Island girls don’t do it better, you just do it with anybody. I mean, you went from a rapper, to r n b, to a basket ball player, etc etc. Find your niche, but stray away from giving relationship advice. Take that back to whatever boat you sailed in on. Black and Proud.

    • moneyluv on January 4, 2014 at 8:05 pm

      NW-Wayz….you can stop with the boat jokes cause the island shes from is part of the US..IF YOU ONLY KNOW HOW FOOLISH YOU LOOK PUTTING CITIZENS IN PERANTACESE…

      • Courtney on January 5, 2014 at 4:25 pm

        I think you meant parentheses.

  6. Monica Kaye on January 4, 2014 at 4:20 am

    What were the freed blacks in new Denmark freed from?

  7. Despise Idiots on January 4, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I usually do not comment on nonsense like this, but I will make an exception. I despite ignorant people claiming the Islands, especially STT. Why is any attention being given to someone named “Superhead”? Is there any proof she is actually from STT? Did she grow up in STT? Most importantly, if I remember my Virgin Islands, Caribbean, American and World history correctly the Virgin Islands were an integral part of the slave trade. They would stop in the Islands to break the slaves in. Break the slaves in!! Ergo Willie Lynch as in The Willie Lynch letter as in lynching. Willie Lynch was a slave owner in the Islands. If you are Black or African-American your ancestors were slaves. Their ancestors were slaves. You might not be a direct descendant, but somewhere in your lineage there was a SLAVE!

  8. Free Mind on January 4, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    She is right. And you would not get her argument if you weren’t raised in the Virgin Islands. We did not grow up as minorities so we weren’t racially discriminated against often because of our race. Black Americans struggle with an identity crisis because they are a minority in a white mans world. Now what made her sound ignorant is because she said she is not a descendent of slaves. Blacks in the Caribbean are dependents of slaves.

  9. moneyluv on January 4, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    SHES DIDNT DO A LOT OF SHUTTING UP BEFORE SHE WROTE HER BOOK.! SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL THIS FOOL TO SHUT UP

  10. Big Worm on January 4, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    She has a point. Not All Islanders were Slaves. My Mom side of the family were slaves but my Fathers side of the family were never slaves. But thats still no reason to be stupid and ignorant. I doubt if she is a real St. Thomian. Virgin Islands was at one time British and Danish and its an American territory so Virgin Islanders share alot in common with mainland Americans as they are American citizens. I guess her dumb self never read up on the history of Islanders in America too and their contributions to mainland American history.

  11. She on January 5, 2014 at 12:40 am

    People relax. She has a point. Not all black history has slavery in it. I’m Jamaican and do not refer to my self as African American but black, as most Caribbean do. I don’t share the same struggles but a different one in my personal history and culture. She could have just articulate it better. It’s too much to go in but you should void someone out due to their personal history when they could also be speaking truth. My opinion of her isn’t more important than the words she speaks, it holds no place here.

  12. The Nupe on January 6, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Shows how ignorant this women is. Maybe all that porn has affected her brain, or what little she has left., LOL. However this is another way to get her name in the news.

  13. Lolo on January 13, 2014 at 3:35 am

    She is absolutely right. Anyone mad at her is just proving her point. I’m a brown skinned lady from the Motherland. I notice the difference much easier than African Americans would

  14. Ronke' on December 10, 2016 at 1:15 am

    I am not here to defend Karrine Steffans, but I think what she meant was growing up in the U.S Virgin Islands, there was not history of being told you were not allowed to eat, shop or live where you wanted to. In other words, while classism may have been part of the social structure, the harsh reality of race being a factor in how you were treated did not exist. I can share her reality, because I spent the first fifteen years of my life in the northeastern Caribbean….and yes where I part company with Karrine is I am so proud of my African roots as I am descended from kings and queens. There were no slaves being taken from the African continent. The men,women and chidlren who were kidnapped and sold as a free labor force to build the empires of the Western Hemisphere were enslaved (vive le difference in terms of terminology). The wrongful enslavement of 40 million Africans during the Trans Atlantic Enslavement Trade is the shame of the brutal captors who engaged in human trafficking, it is not ours.