This year is bringing forth many blasts from the past, and the battle of the 90s stars is raging. In an unexpected twist of 2021, two members of R&B groups, Kandi Burruss of Xscape and Wanya Morris of Boyz II Men, are bringing up old history and things aren’t looking too great. Following the interview that Kandi had with Eddie Levert on Instagram Live, Wanya is now bringing his side of the story.
Kandi Burruss is a well-known songwriter outside of her tenure as a member of Xscape. She has had massive hits on many artists from TLC to Mariah Carey, to Destiny’s Child, and has worked with a slew of other artists. As reported before, Burruss shared that working with Boyz II Men left her feeling really “disrespected.”
A bit hesitant at first, Burruss proceeds to spill the tea. “I hate to do it, I hate to do it,” she began. “Ain’t no love lost, I mean this is 100 years later so it doesn’t even matter. But yeah, I had a bad experience in the studio with Boyz II Men. It was bad — it wasn’t about the singing at all.”
She continued to share that the ordeal was disappointing, as some of them had been friends prior. “I didn’t know everybody but I knew a few of them,” she explained. “We had hung out different times prior to being in the studio working together so it was kind of unexpected to me that working together would have that result. It wasn’t a good situation.”
Unable to sit back and allow Kandi to speak on his group in that manner, Wanya Morris is coming forward with an explanation. “We’ve been taught you write [a song] and you split [songwriting credits] down the middle that way there’s no discrepancies,” said Morris. “We finish the song, and once we finish the song she started talking about splits. Now the song wasn’t actually finished but she started talking about splits.”
Wanya further explains the group’s songwriting process, which differed from Kandi’s, ultimately causing a rift. “It’s really about just building this whole thing together,” he continued. “She started talking about splits and we sat there and we were like ‘Splits?’ First of all we didn’t even finish sing the song yet. We didn’t finish writing the song yet. Why would we talk about splits?”
He then confessed, “We made a little bit of a stink. And it wasn’t anything crazy like ‘Who do you think you are?’ It’s just like ‘That’s not how we work.’ From that point, it became a little bit harder to work with her.”
Towards the end of the video clip, Wanya says that he has “nothing bad to say about Kandi, it’s just we work different.” However, shortly after throws shade her way.
Part 1. Boyz II Men’s Wanya Morris reacts to Kandi Burruss saying they were the worst group she’s worked with pic.twitter.com/wMCZjCSzXl— BACKUP ACCOUNT (@JasmineBrandTHE) April 30, 2021
Part 2. Boyz II Men’s Wanya Morris reacts to Kandi Burruss saying they were the worst group she’s worked with pic.twitter.com/uX60xB4VhQ— BACKUP ACCOUNT (@JasmineBrandTHE) April 30, 2021
“[Kandi] can’t get on here and sing better than Jayna Brown. She can’t get on here and sing better than Liamani [Segura]… but I respect her opinion and I respect what she says,” he said.
Meanwhile, Kandi is gearing up to face off with her group against R&B group SWV in an upcoming Verzuz on Mother’s Day weekend.