Kandi Burruss Speaks Up About Past Xscape Woes and Current Afflictions with SWV

by Xara Aziz
Big Stock Photo: LOS ANGELES - JUN 25: Kandi Burruss, LaTocha Scott, Tameka Cottle, Tamika Scott, Xscape at the BET Awards 2017 at the Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA

Real Housewives of Atlanta reality star Kandi Burruss juggles multiple plates at once, but one of the jobs she holds dearest to her heart is her role in Xscape, the 90’s R&B group who have made a comeback after an 11-year hiatus.

In a recent interview with Shannon Sharpe, the 46-year-old entrepreneur opened up about her early dealings in the girl group, admitting that the money they made was not up to par with the amount of work they contributed to make the then-quartet a success.

“It wasn’t a lot of money for the first deal,” Burruss said on the Club Shay Shay podcast. “We were just going along with whatever we were told to do as far as our managers or the people who were in place to tell us because we didn’t really know. Tiny and I, we were underage when we signed the deal. So our mommas had to co-sign on the dotted line with us.”

She further disclosed that early on in their career, a shady accountant walked away with hundreds of thousands of dollars without their knowledge.

“When we were sitting down with the accountant I remember he was saying, ‘This is for miscellaneous,’” Burruss recounted. “And it was like 100-something thousands of dollars…But then come to find out, it was two accountants that were partners and one of them disappeared. So I guess he disappeared with our money.”

Now that Xscape has more experience under their belt, they are back at it and on the road. The trio (consisting of Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and Tamika Scott) is currently on the air with fellow iconic 90’s R&B group SWV in the Bravo series SWV & Xscape: The Queens of R&B.

But although Xscape and SWV appear on the show together, the two groups have decided not to co-headline in upcoming tours.

On Burruss’ YouTube series, Speak On It, she explains that SWV originally presented the idea to host a joint hour but they had a disagreement with booking fees. According to the Atlanta native, SWV wanted the booking fees to be split down the middle but Xscape was charging three to four times more than SWV was charging, so splitting it down the middle wouldn’t have been fair.

Listen to Kandi explain more below.

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