Xscape Explains Why They’re Pissed Off Over Xscape Biopic In The Works
When the multiplatinum selling 90’s group, Xscape, announced they were finally reuniting after 18 years of beefing with each other, fans everywhere rejoiced at the mere thought of real R&B making a comeback in the ever-so-wack-filled pool of R&B music out today…with an exception of a few good singers of course.
Unfortunately Kandi Burruss-Harris, LaTocha Scott, Tomeka Scott and Tameka “Tiny” Harris, are already being hit with drama. However, the great thing is that this time, the drama is NOT among the group members, it is in regards to the great and not-so-great news about their upcoming biopics. We’ll explain below…
Xscape along with Mona-Scott Young (who is the executive producer of reality shows such as the Love & Hip Hop franchise, Leave It To Stevie, and more) are currently shopping around their authorized biopic to major networks as we speak. They are also reportedly doing a docu-follow, which according to Deadline, ‘would give an inside look at the group’s reunion.’ This is great and we can’t wait to see them tell their story. Now on to the not-so-great news…
Deadline also reported that a second unauthorized Xscape biopic has already been added to TV One’s 2017-2018 slated television schedule and Xscape apparently has a major problem with that. The group even went as far as to call the TV One biopic “disrespectful.”
This news forced Xscape to release a two-sided statement addressing both their joy and anger over the biopics:
Xscape: “We are excited to join forces with Mona Scott-Young and Monami Entertainment to bring the real Xscape story to the world. This partnership will allow us to tell our story about our lives the way we lived it. It’s our truth about the rise, the fall, and the return of Xscape. We feel the recent announcement of an unauthorized biopic on our lives is disrespectful and disappointing. We are not, in any way, participating in that project and it will never ‘represent’ our true story.”
Mona Scott-Young also made it clear where her company, Monami Ent. stand on this matter as well:
“Xscape has had a huge impact on music and are one of the most successful female groups of all time,” Mona stated. “Monami Entertainment is honored to be charged with bringing the authorized Xscape story to the world.”
Not sure how we, the fans, should fell about this, but I guess two Xscape biopics should at least be interesting to watch. Will you be tuning in ILOSM fam?’
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