A woman tending bar in Richmond Heights, Ohio truly has an amazing singing voice and she shared it with her patrons. It’s now gone viral with over three million views of her video on Instagram that Snoop Dogg and others put out. Other celebrities, including SZA, Missy Elliott, Ginuwine, Kandi Burruss, D.L. Hughley, Tiny, Jemele Hill, Monica, and Jaime Foxx, as well as media networks are lining up to get Erika Kayne to appear and showcase her amazing talent for their audiences.
Hill posted the recording on her Twitter account with the caption, “Visual proof that black women are amazing.” Burruss commented, “Your voice is incredible,” and Monica wrote, “Looooove your voice.” Comedians D.L. Hughley and Cedric the Entertainer and actor Jesse Williams are among those who have shared her video on their respective Instagram pages.
Kayne works at Kevante’s in the Richmond Mall. The viral clip shows her singing Need You Bad by Jazmine Sullivan into a microphone while working and frankly, she’s blowing the roof off the place. She has become a social media sensation and rightly so. This happened on Thursday karaoke night at the bar and restaurant. “Are you kidding me?” a person can be heard commenting during the off-hand performance.
Comedian Justin Whitehead posted a couple of videos of Kayne on his Instagram page last Wednesday and they took off. Rapper Snoop Dogg eventually saw the videos and posted them to his Instagram page, saying she needs a record deal, “pronto!” Yes, she does. His Instagram post said: “snoopdogg
No she didn’t work the register and the mic. 🔥🔥 yes she did. That’s black girl power she needs a deal. Pronto 🎤🎤💯💯💯🔥🔥🔥wow.”
Visual proof that black women are amazing
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) April 18, 2019
Kayne took to social media, saying she’s overwhelmed with all the love and support. She’s simply blown away with the attention she is getting. She tweeted, “Omgggg I’m really lost for words right now it’s love coming from everywhere and I’m trying to reply back to everybody but omggggg its so many dm ☺️I’m truly grateful and I sooooo… https://www.instagram.com/p/BwW2Yt5HwRW/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=a5rzdpo7ly8y …”
“OMG Uncle snoop never in a million years thought you would be posting me,” Kayne responded. “Oh my lord I’m truly grateful thank you sooooooo much.” Erika has since appeared on national television on Good Morning America to perform. I suspect she has a terrific career ahead of her and it all started bartending.
Omgggg I’m really lost for words right now it’s love coming from everywhere and I’m trying to reply back to everybody but omggggg its so many dm ☺️I’m truly grateful and I sooooo… https://t.co/AHuCA2G6MW
— Erika Kayne™ (@ErikaKayne) April 17, 2019
Not only did Kayne nail the performance, but she did it while cashing out customers’ checks. Kayne is a local recording artist and has been singing for years, according to a family member. This is not an overnight success… she’s now been discovered. Timing is indeed everything She has close to 90,000 followers on Instagram. The singer has since traveled to New York City for various radio and television spots including The Steve Harvey Show.
You have to admire her perseverance and her talent. Her years of hard work are now about to pay off big time. Erika Kayne is truly an American success story unfolding before our very eyes. Just listen to that voice.