This past Sunday, Bravo premiered it’s new reality series Xscape Still Kickin’ It. The show features the 90s R*B group as they reunite to perform for Essence Festival, a show in Detroit, and the BET Awards.
Starring Xscape group members Kandi Burruss of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Tameka “Tiny” Harris of T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, LaTocha Scott of R&B Divas Atlanta, and Tamika Scott, the show depicts the ladies as they get reacquainted with one another and explore the possibility of continuing on as a group.
The show starts off with the ladies talking about two shows that they have coming up. They go straight to rehearsal, where Kandi feels awkward since she hasn’t performed with them in over 10 years. For those who don’t know, after the group initally broke up, the ladies came back together minus Kandi. So things have changed since the last time all four have stepped on the stage.
During rehearsal, Kandi feels a little off again when it comes to dancing. Andrea Kelly (R.Kelly‘s ex-wife) pops up as the choreographer and Kandi doesn’t like the dance moves that she’s dishing out. There’s a lot of shaking it, dipping, and bending over. That is a definite no-no for Kandi.
The next time they come together, they have a disagreement about the setlist for the show. Kandi and Tiny want to start the show off with “Just Kickin It” while LaTocha and Tameka are not with that plan. It takes T.I. to settle the dispute and give his expert opinion that “Just Kickin It” is the best opener.
At their next rehearsal, the ladies get into another argument over the fact that they added Kandi’s name to the company that owns Xscape’s trademark. Before the argument gets too deep, their manager calls to tell them that BET wants Xscape to perform at The BET Awards. Bet you guys didn’t know that Mona Scott-Young of Love & Hip Hop was their manager.
Just to give you a little history, before she was a reality television mogul, Mona was a successful manager for some of the biggest artists in Hip-Hop. She still manages a few of them to this day.
When rehearsal is over, Kandi and Tiny leave first and have a heated debate outside. Apparently, Kandi is upset because she feels like she’s made to be the “bad guy” all the time. In her eyes, Tiny seems to be in agreement with the other girls. In reality, Tiny is the only member of Xscape who has kept in touch with each member throughout the years, so she’s more in tuned with the group as a whole and not just one member.
At the end of the argument, they come to a realization that Kandi must vocalize her concerns with the rest of the group to create an understanding (no pun intended). Unfortunately, it’s too early to tell if the arguing will get better or worse.
WATCH: A Clip of “Xscape Just Kickin It” Episode 1
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