Xscape Meet w/ Jermaine Dupri To Squash Beef? But Kandi Looked Hella Annoyed
The newly reunited Xscape members- Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, LaTocha Scott, and Tamika Scott- were at their former boss, Jermaine Dupri’s office the other day. Why is that a big deal for Xscape fans? Because it was just in May (2017) that they had a serious problem with Kandi’s ex boo-thang, Dupri (if y’all don’t know about that, we’ll feel you in in a minute) over their conflicting upcoming biopics.
Authorized Xscape Biopic Announcement & Slamming of Unauthorized Biopic:
Remember when Xscape announced their upcoming TV biopic with reality show producer, Mona Scott, and took jabs at TV One over their’s? If not, this is it:
‘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.’
Dupri’s & TV One’s Unauthorized Xscape Biopic Announcement:
And of course many of you may recall when TV One announced their upcoming Xscape biopic, which Jermaine Dupri was later revealed to be involved with. Here was their recent announcement as well:
‘This original film is based on the story on of 90s R&B quartet Xscape, whose story of their rise to fame and group implosion was told on an episode of TV One’s award-winning docu-series, Unsung. Comprised of sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott, and classmates Kandi Burruss and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, the R&B quartet formed a sisterhood as strong as their sound, recording the #1 hits “Just Kickin’ It,” “Understanding” and “Who Can I Run To?” Since their breakup in 1998, attempts to reunite the group have failed with lingering bitterness and deep seeded anger playing out on public forums.’
Xscape’s Recent Meeting w/Dupri
Fast forward to today, and all four Xscape members- LaTocha, Tamika, Tiny, and a seemingly somewhat annoyed Kandi- were sitting in Jermaine’s office, as he filmed the quartet for his social media followers. Apparently, he was happy to have them there, but Kandi looked like she’d rather be someplace else, and on second thought, so did Tiny. Throughout the seconds-long clip, Jermaine seemed enthusiastic though.
We’re not sure if Jermaine’s enthusiasm means they’ve come to a common ground regarding those double biopics, or if Jermaine Dupri was just happy to see his former artists (and boo) all in the same room together again without fighting. It’s a toss up on that one folks.
Kandi’s & Jermaine’s Past ‘Relations’
Anyways, back to Kandi and Jermaine’s past: She was once his artist. She and Jermaine hooked up during the height of Xscape’s success. That caused tension with one of the members, Tamika Scott, who blasted Kandi on the radio a few years ago over it. Kandi demanded an apology, Tamika ultimately gave her one for wrongly blaming her for the group’s breakup and lying on her by falsely claiming she’d messed around with Jermaine’s father as well. The rest is history and 18 years later, here they are…bada-bang-bada-boom!
Now back to their music: I don’t know ’bout y’all, but I’m looking forward to that new Xscape album…and that biopic…it seems they’ve got a LOT of stories to tell.