Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil: Kandi Burruss Clears Up Confusion Surrounding ‘The Sisterhood’ Star Ivy Couch’s Membership In R&B Group Xscape

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January 3, 2013 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers
Source(s): WENN, Bossip

Source(s): WENN, Bossip

TLC’s latest reality show, The Sisterhood hasn’t even aired its second episode and drama is already brewing. If you’re a bit in the dark as to what this show is about, the storyline follows the lives of some fairly prominent preachers’ wives in Atlanta. What kind of drama could possibly be going down already on a show that follows a bunch of church ladies, you ask? Well, it seems that one of the wives, Ivy Couch was not 100% truthful in her mini-bio, which is displayed on the TLC website. You see, according to her bio, she’s a former member of 90’s R&B group Xscape.

“Most First Ladies do not have a colorful past like Ivy. As one of the members of girl group Xscape, Ivy lived the partying life of a pop star. But since meeting her husband Mark, pastor of the Emanuel Tabernacle Church, Ivy is singing a different tune. She is now a dutiful First Lady, wife, and mother to a one-year old son. However, her not-so-wholesome past helps Ivy relate to and connect with her inner city congregation.”

Of course, this would be all good and fine, except founding Xscape member, Kandi Burruss is saying that this isn’t completely true. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star recently took to her Twitter account to clear up any confusion.

“Got a lot of tweets bout Ivy from #Sisterhood. She was never on any Xscape albums. Xscape was gonna reunite without me & she was my replacement.”

According to popular blogger, Funky Dineva, Ivy was briefly a part of Xscape after Kandi Burruss signed over her rights to the group; however, her time with Xscape is rumored to be short lived due to her inability to get along with the sisters Latocha and Tamika. She is said to have publicly performed with the group once or twice. Since news broke, people have been ripping Ivy to shreds about being a Christian and a pastor’s wife and lying about something so miniscule. Ivy may have stretched the truth a little, but technically she was briefly a part of the group at one point. She wouldn’t be the first person to exaggerate on her resume and I’m sure she won’t be the last. Just maybe she did get some “pop star partying” in during her two-day career as a member of Xscape, y’all don’t know her life!

Joking, joking, but really, I think we should cut the woman some slack.

What do you think of Ivy’s exaggeration regarding her involvement with Xscape?

Jazmine Denise is a news writer for madamenoire.com. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise

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  • disqus_o07xpLPT6Y

    We all know how reality tv loves to edit conversation to
    keep you watching. I mean they even edit it before going to a commercial so
    that you will be sitting there waiting to see what happens next. And when the
    show continues, it is either used out of context for a another screen shot or
    edited from the conversation in a way that resets the entire tone of the
    situation. Right? Ivy WAS a member of
    Xscape, regardless of how long she was and regardless of why she left. She sang on stage, with the group, as apart
    of the group. When the group was announced , SHE came out on stage with them,
    therefore, she was a member indeed. She mentioned it ONCE on the show. She hasn’t
    refereed back to it since then. I can see now that there are a lot of people
    itching to tear this show apart because these ladies are trying to show the
    issues that First Ladies deal with when they are co leaders of a church with
    their husband and yet are STILL regular women with a mission to try to help others
    in their spiritual life. A lot of times they have to neglect their own personal
    issues, their family, their feelings, forget about themselves to help someone
    strive in their spiritual walk, be available for the distressful call from a
    woman who needs to make heads or tails out of the drama they are going through.
    They are not perfect, they are not trying to be perfect, because they know
    there is only one perfect and that is the God they serve. Their calling is to
    help others in their spiritual walk while trying to keep their own human man in
    check as well, and tap into their spiritual man, so when they die, they can
    hear their Lord and Saviour tell them , “Well done my good and faithful servant…live
    with me for eternity.”

  • gg

    Seems to me like she ‘was” a member, however brief, since performed a couple of times w/ the group.

  • http://twitter.com/RubiesRising Victoria Watlington

    Itchy bibby! These pictures! Who playing over at Madame Noire?!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.hallme Brandon Hall

    What did she lie about or stretch the truth about? Was she a member of Xscape? YES. So where is the lie or truth stretch. Unless she claimed to be an original member, there was no lie. There were five members of Xscape at one point. So if the other girl, who dropped out before they got signed, said she was a member, would she be lying as well?

  • http://www.facebook.com/leslie.r.anderson.9 Leslie Rene Anderson

    yeah the show is something to see but I heard her say that and I was like “when was she in Escape”? Anyhoo she does come of as messy as well as the interracial couple… That fool said “Shalom yall”!!

  • http://mommaused2say.com/ Mommaused2say

    “Her two day career!” LMAO

  • meme

    Ivy, stretched the truth! I watched the show and she is NOT a good representation of a preachers wife, she was coming across MESSY. Trying to stir the pot! She should hold herself to a higher standard. But, maybe she will get it together further along in the process. #NOT IMPRESSED

  • Ms. Kameria

    I don’ t know too much about her being in the group (or not) but I do know that that is not a very cute picture of her. Was there not a better picture of her anywhere? She looks like Oprah in The Color Purple.

  • bluekissess

    Well, the truth came to the light via Twitter lol. You can’t lie or over exaggerate these days. I seen the show and I don’t remember her.

  • Trisha_B

    People are really blowing it up. Is it that serious? it’s not like she spent a good amount of time in the 1st episode talking about Xscape. If you sneezed, you would have missed her saying it lol

    • msgeegee

      exactly

  • Nikkita Michelle

    Kandi said flat out this girl was supposed to be her replacement. Regardless of whether or not she was in the group for 2 minutes or 2 months, she accomplished a goal that many others could not accomplish. She made a well known girl group. I see this no different than Farrah who was in Destiny’s Child for a hot second still saying she is a former member of that girl group. I took Ivy’s comment as saying, yes I was an R&B singer and I was even good enough to earn a spot in Xscape. Apparently a lot girls couldn’t get along with those sisters. If they could have the group might have not broken up so soon.

    • http://www.facebook.com/minister.scottpate Minister Tonja Scott-Pate

      You said exactly what I was thinking!!! Point was right on.

  • donna anderson

    I ALREADY KNEW SHE WASNT A TRUE PART OF XSCAPE I KNEW THEY HAD TO REPLACE KANDI AND SHE WAS IT MY HUSBAND WAS CONFUSED TOO ITS NOT THAT SERIOUS. WHY ARE THEY HAVING tv show with pastor wives any way they are suppose to be discret

  • kierah

    As a pastor’s wife, her slack is considerably shortened. It was a silly and unnecessary exaggeration. She could have said she had a brief stint as a local R&B singer.

  • kierah

    As a pastor’s wife, her slack is considerably shortened. It was a silly and unnecessary exaggeration. She could have said she had a brief stint as a local R&B singer.

  • kierah

    As a pastor’s wife, her slack is considerably shortened. It was a silly and unnecessary exaggeration. She could have said she had a brief stint as a local R&B singer.

  • kierah

    As a pastor’s wife, her slack is considerably shortened. It was a silly and unnecessary exaggeration. She could have said she had a brief stint as a local R&B singer.

  • kierah

    As a pastor’s wife, her slack is considerably shortened. It was a silly and unnecessary exaggeration. She could have said she had a brief stint as a local R&B singer.

  • kierah

    As a pastor’s wife, her slack is considerably shortened. It was a silly and unnecessary exaggeration. She could have said she had a brief stint as a local R&B singer.