Kandi Burruss SNAPS After LaTocha Scott Clowned Her Struggling Vocal Abilities
Kandi Burruss has fired back, after Xscape group mate, LaTocha Scott, denied stealing $30k from her sister, Tamika Scott, and continued to claim that the Real Housewives of Atlanta star had issues with her performing as the group’s lead singer.
Kandi Burruss posted a video to YouTube, in which she called out the gospel singer for making fun of her pipes, calling her description “corny” considering their long history of performing together.
“You are trying to clown a person’s voice whose voice is leading on half the hits that is your claim to fame,” the singer/songwriter said. “The biggest hit that you’ve ever been on, which is ‘Just Kickin’ It,’ is the voice that you’ve been clowning.”
“Me and you are in a group together,” Kandi added. “We supposed to make money together, we supposed to hit the stage together…but you on your video trying to make jokes about my voice, the same voice [that’s] accomplished more than you with your amazing voice that you try to put out there that you have!”
The restauranteur pointed out — “You trying to join on the bandwagon of other people clowning your group member that goes on stage with you and makes money with you? Where they do that at? If you clowning me, you clowning yourself!”
Kandi then took aim at LaTocha’s vocal skills, commenting —“On top of that, yeah, people been clowning me, but lately they been clowning you, too, for singing them same, tired runs you been singing since 1993. They been clowning you, too, but have I been trying to go online like, ‘oh, she sang them same, tired runs,’ it’s not like I never thought it.”
The reality star shot down LaTocha’s claim that it took both herself and Tameka “Tiny” Harris to produce the vocals for the song with Joe, before addressing the allegation that LaTocha had discovered her in tears over the idea of her singing in a lead spot. Kandi claimed that she was emotional for a completely different reason.
Kandi Burruss explained that she and other Xscape members were not informed that the group’s third album was produced to set up LaTocha for a solo project.
Kandi claimed that she discovered that she was left out of one of the group’s songs when she entered the studio that day. She added that producer, Jermaine Dupri, only used her for background vocals to ensure that the project could pass as an Xscape recording.
“In what world should my other group members have not been invited…to an Xscape session?” Kandi asked. “So, to be clear to you, I didn’t have a problem with Tocha…I had a problem with our producer, our label head. I was addressing him and it became an argument.”
“Ya’ll know how I am when I be arguing or when I’m upset or I’m passionate, my eyes tear up,” she continued. “So yes, she did walk in on me and Jermaine arguing about a song that she was singing solo on, but you got to put it in context. Don’t just tell people I’m mad because you singing solo. I’m mad because ya’ll didn’t invite our entire group to be a part of a song that’s supposed to be for Xscape.”
Avigail is an Entertainment blogger at All About The Tea, who specializes in The Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Real Housewives of Potomac. Avigail has a background in marketing. She’s a Brooklynite living in the Bahamas, with a passion for travel, writing, reality TV watching, pop culture and spoken word.