By Guest Contributor, Moh
It looks like autumn is finally here, and Bravo is top loaded with ethno-diverse programming! (Insert sarcasm). The band of merry women in this case are Kandi Burruss, ( of RHOA fame), Tameka “Tiny” Cottle,( wife of the ever faithful rapper T.I.), and the Scott sisters, LaTocha ( of R&B Divas fame) and Tamika- of the chitterling circuit stage plays
I must say that I always thought that LaTocha was the “Voice” of Xscape – Kandi’s vibrato was the “Little Secret” they could have kept! Let’s roll up our sleeves and be transported back to the 1990’s. Who remembers Tiny’s pen pager and boyfriend Zeebo from the videos? (You’ll want to rush to YouTube later and verify).
We are off to the races! We get a brief history of the music catalog of the group that quickly devolves into Tamika Scott doing a radio interview that alleges that Kandi slept with all of So So Def records including Jermaine Dupri’s father! So was that the “Little Secret?”
After the requisite apology the ladies meet and are pretending that they have not agreed to work together and tour. Those pesky contracts and the logistics of it all would ruin the narrative. Rehearsal time for the Essence Festival, cue the infighting. Oh I get it ! The real issue was that Tamika was jockeying for lead vocals on certain tracks against Kandi! Enter Drea Kelly, choreographer, Hollywood Exe and R. Kelly’s former wife. Can I mention that Riley Burruss really looks like Kandi now!
Bonus round, name all of Tiny’s 7 children and spell their names correctly- I’ll wait…
Rehearsal, rehearsal, rehearsal. We now have a power play by Kandi and Tiny. #shade when they rundown their body of work post group! Do I see alliances forming? Is it The Scott Sisters Vs. Kandi and Tiny? Let’s ask the Madam ( Ms. Mona Scott-Young) the “Pimp-stress” of el Rachetto Televisio!
On the next episode we see the preparation for The BET Awards, more infighting and that demure fleur know as Mama Joyce. I’m about to reach out to her streets and see what the”word” is!