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