Jermaine Durpri’s So So Def 20th anniversary celebration has come and gone, yet the drama surrounding it appears to linger on. A few weeks ago Bow Wow called out “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss for refusing to attend the reunion. Then, it came out that Kandi’s refusal had a lot to do with unresolved issues with certain members of her former group, Xscape. In a recent interview with Egypt Sherrod, LaTocha Scott expressed that she was unaware of the unfinished Xscape business that Kandi was referring to but urged her former group mate to put her pride aside because she was insulting the fans by refusing to reunite with the group. Now, in an interview with Big Tigger, for those who appear to have selective memory, Kandi is sharing exactly what her plight with Xscape is and why she would rather not revisit it.
“I’m just going to be honest and tell you, when it comes to my group, I don’t feel like all the members of my group, they don’t really have love for me like that. Tiny has love for me, but over the years people have told flat-out lies about me in public, dogged me, blamed me for everything that done went wrong in their life. To me, it’s just a situation where I feel like I don’t want to go back to that,” she said.
She also went on to express that one of her group members spread a foul rumor that she had some sort of sexual relationship with Jermaine Dupri’s father.
“At one point in my I felt like I would’ve been able to get past certain things, but to this day now, I have to see people try to say that I had sex with Jermaine’s father. That’s a flat out lie because one of the girls made it up. She knows she made it up. She said that just to make me look bad to people. She came back to apologize to me, but she never apologized in public. It’s not true. So people to this day still put that in blogs and say that about me and it’s not true. She purposely wanted me to look bad, for whatever reason. I don’t know why she was upset. When people do stuff to try to damage you or bring you down to the public, that’s hateful and I’m like, I don’t want to be around that. And then, just last year, some of them was still doing interviews saying that I did stupid stuff that I didn’t even do… I’m not that powerful. I cannot make people not play your record.”
Many presume that Kandi was mostly referring to LaTocha, as the majority of tension appears to exist between those two, but she never actually mentioned names. The “Prayed Up” singer also humorously pointed out that Bow Wow called her out for not attending the reunion, but never said anything about Tiny’s absence.
“I feel like he’s just focusing on me, and not saying nothing about her because he doesn’t want to get the smack down from Tip. That’s my first thought.”
Check out Kandi’s full interview with Big Tigger on the next page. What are your thoughts on Kandi’s response?