Xscape has joined the So So Def 25th Anniversary Reunion Tour, which starts in October and pays tribute to the label that brought them to the world. The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kandi Burruss will join her Xscape: Still Kickin' It bandmates Tameka "Tiny" Harris, LaTocha Scott, and Tamika Scott on the tour, but she has stuck by her decision to not record new music with the group, which she told fans during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen last November. Tiny, LaTocha and Tamika released a new EP called Here For It under the name Xscap3 back in March.
"I really enjoy performing with my group members, but at this day and this age, I want to just be able to do what I want to do. Business-wise, I like to be in control of my own situation," Kandi told The Breakfast Club. "You know, when you're doing business with four different people ... everybody has their own mindset of how they wanna handle business." She also said that it's "awesome" to do the Xscape live shows and that the fans are really loving it. But making new music is a different story.
"It just seems like it would make sense because y'all are on the road together. Why not?" Charlamagne Tha God from The Breakfast Club asked.
"Well, see, I like her answer. She had a different answer that I heard," So So Def founder Jermaine Dupri interjected, referring to Kandi. "The different answer was that, you felt like, the music and the artists and where y'all are as a group, you didn't want to tarnish the success."
"That too," Kandi agreed. "To me, it's like, back in the day, we sold multi-platinum records and it's not the same as it was then. You get what I'm saying? Now, it's a totally different way that people are selling records and I don't know if it will ever be back the same way as it once was as far as having multi-Platinum hits. So in my mind, I feel like, why tarnish that? You on top, why put out a record that might be like, eh?"
The So So Def tour starts on October 14 in Washington, D.C.