Kandi Burruss maybe contemplating leaving Real Housewives of Atlanta, but that has not stopped her from jumping on the promo trail for its upcoming season. The gifted singer songwriter and reality TV star recently sat down with Eddie Levert Sr. and his daughter Ryan to talk to Kandi about a host of topics, mainly some of her most memorable sessions from her storied career.
As many know, Kandi Burruss got her start in Jermaine Dupri’s 90’s girl group Xscape with fellow group member and reality star Tameka “Tiny” Harris. As part of the group she went on to score a series of hit singles including “Just Kickin’ It”, “Understanding” and “Little Secret”. While solo stardom began to call her name, it was her songwriting that truly took off as Kandi helped pen such megahits as “No Scrubs” and “Bills Bills Bills” for fellow girl groups TLC and Destiny’s Child, “There You Go” for Pink and a host of other tracks for everyone from N’Sync to Boyz II Men.
She also went on to score some success as a solo act. In 2000, Kandi had released her debut album entitled “Hey Kandi…” with well known singles including “Don’t Think I’m Not“. The album did not do as well on the chart as the single did, scoring #72 on the US Billboard 200. Following a hiatus from music, Burruss released her debut EP, the Fly Above EP, on October 29, 2009.
While speaking with the elder Levert, Kandi recalled found memories of working as a songwriter. While she raved about her time working with TLC on “No Scrubs”, she admitted that writing with Destiny’s Child was a little harder as the girls all needed a moment to find their footing and establish their chemistry. Unfortunately its Boyz II Men she did not enjoy.
“Was it about the singing?” asked Eddie? “No, no it wasn’t the singing” replied Kandi. She seemed to not want to go into much details, but did go on to say “We fell out after. It was an issue. I don’t think I’ve ever been disrespected like that before in the studio.”
Dallas Austin shared similar sentiments in past interviews, revealing Boyz II Men were very cocky after their first album and even dissed Babyface.