With the addition of Latocha Scott to R&B Divas, Xscape and all the drama surrounding their breakup has been given new life. It has been 20 years since Xscape released their first single ‘Just Kicking It’ in 1993. The short-lived quartet definitely died out before they reached their full potential. Having 3 uber successful albums, fans are still asking “what really happened, and does it really matter 20 years later?” Well, for Kandi, it seems that somethings do still matter because they have had a lasting impact on her spirit and her reputations. Recently Kandi talked to Sister 2 Sister Magazine about some things that were said publicly that left her feeling some kind of way. Catch these T’s
In her Sister 2 Sister interview, Kandi reveals
I’m just going to be honest and tell you, 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.
To this day now, I have to see people try to say that I had sex with Jermaine’s father. 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. It was a flat-out lie. When people do stuff to try to damage you or bring you down to the public, that’s hateful.
That’s just not something I want to revisit.
I can definitely dig wanting a public apology. Set the record straight. Yes it is noble that Tamika apologized. However, in addition to being sorry, help reverse the damage that you caused. If you said it publicly, apologies publicly, point blank. It is kind of jacked up to apologize to someone in private, yet desire to publicly carry the title of “not being in the wrong”. No shame in it, we all say things we don’t necessarily mean when we are hurt and upset. Surely there is enough blame to equally distribute to all the members of the group.
On to Kandi. I do feel like Kandi needs to re-evaluate her stance and come up off it. Like damn, it wouldn’t kill anyone if all the ladies link up ONE TIME for a photo, or a song, or an appearance. Sometimes the situation is about more than you. I get it, recording a full fledged album and touring may be out of the question. Let’s face it, so much time has passed and all 4 of the ladies have their own separate lives and responsibilities. Not to mention that there probably wouldn’t be much money to be made once you split the money 4 ways. For someone like Kandi I’m sure it is a better investment of her time from a financial standpoint to devote her energies to the undertakings that will yield the greatest return. Yet in still, some sort of collaboration or project should be considered. They do say music heals the soul…
These next few months are going to be pretty interesting. As Latocha Scott gains more access to the public through her R&B Divas platform, is interviewed and questioned more about Xscape and the potential for a reunion, even greater life is going to be given to this whole situation. This thing could go one of two ways. It could cause further animosity and division or we could have a happy ending and the ladies end up reuniting in some capacity. Only time well till. Until then, somebody call over to TvOne and have them get started on the Xscape Unsung.