There’s no defending when artists are cheated because they didn’t know better and signed a terrible deal but according to Kandi Burruss, that’s just the way things were in those days (and more often than not, the way it is today).
In speaking with HipHollywood, Kandi discussed whether or not she and the other members of Xscape received a bad deal when they first entered the music industry. Kandi responded with, “Our deal sucked. I think we had the same amount of points. For a lot of people, that was the same.
She continued by saying, “In my mind, no one is gonna just spend all this money and you haven’t proven yourself.”
Many people would actually agree with Kandi’s points. While we don’t know exactly what happened between Pebbles and TLC (though they’ve been telling the same story for 20 years and Pebbles is just start to deny that she did anything wrong), Kandi believes that the biggest problem was renegotiation:
“…It was all about being able to renegotiate on your second time around or third time around. I think that’s probably where the problem was with them because their situation, they weren’t able to renegotiate.”
Kandi Burruss says that in the end it worked out for them because TLC is making millions now and it all started from their issues with Pebbles.
That’s definitely an interesting point of view. Kandi is really well-versed on the inner workings of the music industry so even though this particular situation with TLC has nothing to do with her, she might have a more balanced perception.
I’m sure we’ll hear more artists speaking out if the situation between TLC and Pebbles isn’t rectified soon.