We’re Not Really Cool: Xscape’s LaTocha Scott Talks Beef With Former Group Member, Kandi Burruss

February 14, 2013 ‐ By

Source: Egypt Said So

Source: Egypt Said So

Last month we told you that former Xscape singer, LaTocha Scott had been added to the cast of TV One reality show, “R&B Divas”. Many have been anticipating LaTocha’s return to the spotlight, as there are many unanswered questions surrounding what went wrong with Xscape and whether or not the ladies had smoothed out their differences. In a recent interview with Egypt Said So, LaTocha revealed some interesting details regarding which former group members she’s still at odds with and why.

LaTocha interestingly revealed that although she and her sister Tamika are cool with Tiny, she can’t say the same “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss. “Not very cool,” was the singer’s response when asked where she and her sisters’s relationships with Kandi currently stood. Back when Kandi announced that she would not be participating in the So So Def Reunion, she shared with Big Tigger that her beef wasn’t with Jermaine Duprri, but that she would not be particiapting because of some  unfinished Xscape business. When asked exactly what unfinished business Kandi was referring to, Latocha responded:

“My thing is the only unfinished business I can think of is the fact that we didn’t go onto the other albums that we were supposed to do. Other than that, I don’t understand where the unfinished business comes in at. I don’t know what she’s talking about.”

“We talk,” she went on. “I mean times you know…we kind of spread out. Everyone found out what life was like outside of the group so I don’t know. You know when she says unfinished business, I would have to talk to her.”

The singer also revealed that she would very much enjoy doing a reunion with Xscape and that she believes they owe it to the fans to work things out.

“Oh I would love to do a reunion with Xscape… I think we owe it to the fans, to the people. They put us all here. You know we’re successful and people were calling us because of what the fans allowed us to do and that’s the scene. You know the universe opened up for us in ’93. We were able to sign to So So Def very early on. We worked hard and to be here now, it’s like 20 years later, who can even say that?”

“But this is the thing. I don’t know why people want to continue to hold on to the negative. I think we’ve all progressed in life, you know, everybody’s doing their thing. Big ups to Tiny and Kandi for standing in their lane with the television show. It’s great for them. And I just don’t understand why we have to keep going back to the negative. I want to move forward. I want to see 20 years, you know what I’m saying? This whole 20 year reunion is big for me, but to say you’re not going to do it because you feel like we have unfinished business is…I don’t want to say it’s insulting to the fans, but it’s like come on, it’s not even about that. Let’s get out of self and let’s think about what we did for music.”

What do you think of this? Should Kandi just let go of the past and move on?


Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.


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  • Charles Henry

    I feel like music heals …..love u girls

  • michaela

    Its over. If Kandi doesn’t want to do it move on. Latocha and Tamika did a good job together. They don’t need the other two.

  • Soso

    Not no one checking for the lessers in this group.

  • bullheadedtaurus

    Okay…when they came out, I have to say they were FUGLY!!!!!!! Money does wonders for beauty. That ‘Just kickin it’ video..just wow. If she is appearing on R&B Divas second season, isn’t she stepping into Kandi and Tiny’s lane? Can’t throw shade where there’s sunshine for you as well! But homegirl could sing.

  • Teshia

    I love Xscape they are one of my favorite female groups. I would love to see them do a reunion and record another Xscape album if SWV can get back together and make a 4th album then Xscape can do the same. Its just up to them I wish the media would stay out of their business and let them work it out.

  • Ladydi82

    Reunion? I think she’s looking for beef. No one is into the 90’s comeback. new Artist are struggling to be relevant. so what chances do these OLD groups have? None.

  • It’s sad to constantly see women at odds with one another. It’s beginning to be too much. But anyway Kandi is grown. She can do whatever she want to do. Maybe it is best to leave this situation alone.

  • Topazhoney

    It’s always the members that have the least success outside of the group that are always desperate for the group to reunite.

    • Is It 5:00 Yet?

      Personally I think that LaTocha had the best voice in the group even though she isn’t as successful as Kandi.

    • IAJS

      She (Latocha) was the best singer but Kandi can write which is where her success comes from.

  • mahoghoney


    “Seems to me that by doing what she is doing, Kandi has indeed moved on. The others are the ones stuck in the past by trying to revisit it. I think they are kinda lame to not only keep pressing her about doing it, but to put negative statements out there, such as this, about the fact that she doesn’t want to.”

    i have to agree with that commenter


    “Big ups to Tiny and Kandi for standing in their lane with the television show. Itโ€™s great for them.”

    is she throwing shade? or am i reading to far into it? to me, it looks like she is saying that “their lane” is TV, which good “for them,” while maybe her and her sister’s lane is singing, because they were the real voices in the group. *shots fired*

    • LadiesNight

      @49c07dc8b92bfc20a18b09e8c2cdcee2:disqus It’s true though.. Latocha and her sister were the SINGERS of the group. Kandi and Tiny CAN’T sing that well

      • bear

        Im sorry but thats false kandi sung lead on almost every song go back and do your homework on YouTube cuz kandi can blow now tiny no she was there for the imagine but i do love her

  • Taunya73

    I wonder if she would be so concerned about the “fans” if she was still out there making that money…..hmmmmm

  • Lis

    Seems to me that by doing what she is doing, Kandi has indeed moved on. The others are the ones stuck in the past by trying to revisit it. I think they are kinda lame to not only keep pressing her about doing it, but to put negative statements out there, such as this, about the fact that she doesn’t want to.

  • I would love to see them reunite and make some more beautiful music ๐Ÿ™‚ but if they haven’t progressed enough to move forward as a group leaving the past in the past!:)

  • I loved Xscape, but I wouldn’t mind not seeing another album. 1998 was fifteen years ago, and everyone is off doing their own things now, so at this point, if they still can’t really get along, then it’s not worth trying to force the group back together just to get another one. We DON’T need to watch another En Vogue situation unfold! I’ll just knock to the first three and remember the old days…

  • me

    Well I mean … One of them went on the radio and dogged Kandi to the whole world. Why would she want to come back? Just because she does not want to reunite does not necessarily mean she hates them or his holding on to negativity. Maybe she just wants to leave the bad energy behind. When you are in a good place you don’t want reminders around you that rehash a lot of B.S.

  • Nanak

    I’m just happy to see she is still alive! That voice is amazing please sing make a record or something.

  • rzakia

    I think they both want to let it go. Obviously Kandi isn’t interested in doing another Xcape album and no one can make her. Sometimes it’s best to leave the past in the past. Let the fans enjoy the good music that they had out back then and keep it at that.