On Sunday, as Xscape prepared for their BET performance on Bravo’s Xscape: Still Kickin It, Kandi Burruss put rumors of unrest within the group to an end on Instagram.
“It’s been a long time since we’ve celebrated your bday together and what better way than preparing for one of the biggest tours of our life,” Burruss said in a birthday post to fellow Xscape member, Tamika Scott. “I hope today is amazing for you.”
The post confirms that the ladies are in fact going on tour as a quartet, but the journey to get there hasn’t been smooth, as shown on their reality show.
On the third episode of the season, Burruss and the ladies prepare for their first performance together in 20 years. But before they hit the stage, they sat down with producer Jermaine Dupri to sort out unfinished business.
In 1992, Xscape became the first group signed to Dupri’s now-famous So So Def record label. And while they gave him hit after hit, he admitted to rarely mentioning them in his legacy of work that includes Bow Wow, Jagged Edge and Da Brat. Dupri is also the owner of the group’s masters, having written and produced the majority of their music from the 1990s.
“Once you start talking about Xscape music, you have to call me,” Dupri said about being asked about licensing Xscape’s music for the unauthorized biopic the ladies took issue with. “What ya’ll are doing now, is what I figured would happen anyway.”
They all work out an agreement where he holds off on licensing any music of theirs until they approach him with an authorized biopic. After ironing out their differences, the ladies turn their focus to the BET Awards.
Scott, Burruss, LaTocha Scott and Tameka “Tiny” Harris head to Los Angeles to perform at the BET Awards —which was a success. But the overarching question still remains: Does Burruss feel comfortable enough with their camaraderie to go on tour?
Judging by her real-time Instagram post, the answer is, “Yes!” But we still love watching the process of getting there.
Xscape: Still Kickin It airs on Bravo on Sundays at 9pm ET.