Jermaine Dupri Explains His Beef With R&B Group Xscape
We absolutely love R&B group Xscape and are so happy that the women have finally decided to make a comeback after 18 years of separation.
The famous female group has been all over the news in the last few weeks, thanks to their viral internet announcement that they would be getting back together and planning their first reunion tour. However, the road to the women getting back to where they’d started has not been an easy one, but we are happy to see that they have finally squashed their beef and made the choice to get back on the road.
Rumors of the women fighting amongst each other were a tough pill for their fans to swallow, however, they weren’t only experiencing beef amongst themselves. The women were also allegedly having a tough time with their former producer, hit maker and So So Def CEO, Jermaine Dupri.
But, luckily, it looks as if Xscape has been fortunate enough to patch things up with him as well.
According to several media reports that have been swirling the internet, the beef between Xscape and Dupri was only brought to light after news hit that the women currently have two biopics in the works.
One is being authorized and created by Mona Scott-Young, as well as the ladies of the group. The other, which is being done by TVOne, is titled “Who Can I Run To: The Xscape Story,” which was not authorized by the women, but created by Dupri himself.
“This original film is based on the story of ’90s R&B quartet Xscape, whose story of their rise to fame and group implosion was told on an episode of TV One’s award-winning docu-series, ‘Unsung.’ Comprised of sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott, and classmates Kandi Burruss and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, the R&B quartet formed a sisterhood as strong as their sound, recording the #1 hits ‘Just Kickin’ It,’ ‘Understanding” and ‘Who Can I Run To?’ Since their breakup in 1998, attempts to reunite the group have failed with lingering bitterness and deep seeded [sic] anger playing out on public forums,” reads the description of the TV One biopic.
Well, it looks as if Xscape recently spoke out about their upcoming film and even offered up some choice words for their former producer, as well as his biopic project.
“We are excited to join forces with Mona Scott-Young and Monami Entertainment to bring the real Xscape story to the world. This partnership will allow us to tell our story about our lives the way we lived it. It’s our truth about the rise, the fall, and the return of Xscape. We feel the recent announcement of an unauthorized biopic on our lives is disrespectful and disappointing. We are not, in any way, participating in that project and it will never ‘represent’ our true story,” said the group in a statement.
After those statements, it looked as if the rift between Xscape and JD would continue on until this past week, when Dupri posted a video of himself sitting in a room chatting it up with Xscape.
No one is quite clear on what could have been said, however, we are hopeful that the women, as well as the legendary hit maker, are able to come up with some sort of agreement when it comes to this biopic business because we all know just how ugly it can get.
What are your thoughts? Think they’ll join forces to tell the iconic story of Xscape? Or will a competition ensue?
Comment your thoughts and tell us what you’re thinking.
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