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One of my favorite groups growing up was, “Xscape,” and hearing that the group split up due to Kandi and LaTocha wanting their own solo careers and they weren’t able to multi task when it comes to a group or a solo career. The split affected a lot of people including myself, they had hit after hit after hit but I’m glad to see them reunited even as the drama explodes between these ladies.

Damn they split up 18 years ago, but the group Xscape have reunited and we are looking forward to see them perform in my hometown of Detroit MI. The ladies are in their 40s, they all have children and other responsibilities as they work hard to come back as a group. They immediately get back into rehearsals and realize that their old issues with each other have resurfaced. The ladies must figure out a way to get along with just two weeks to rehearse before taking the stage at the BET Awards, their first performance together in decades.

Sisters Tamika and LaTocha have some old drama they need to put behind them in order to make this a success. The most painful one involved allegations that Tamika made about Kandi breaking up the group on New York radio station Hot 97 in 2007, which they both discussed in the 2015 TV One documentary Unsung.

“Kandi, between 2000 all the way up to 2007, she would do interviews saying Tocha broke up the group… and I’m like, that’s not true,” Tamika recalled. “I had to protect my sister and so I did an interview and let it rip.”

In a Hot 97 interview, Tamika told former morning host Miss Jones that the group broke up because Kandi slept with their label head Jermaine Dupri and his father, music industry executive Michael Mauldin. These rumors have been floating for awhile, she was young, successful and beautiful young lady as well as being single, she can sleep with whomever she pleases only not the boss.

Kandi later admitted in a 2010 interview with radio personality Angela Yee that she had been with Jermaine Dupri. “He and I, we crossed the line of friendship, let’s say that,” she revealed. “But that had nothing to do with why the group broke up. [Tamika] knew that, she actually came back and apologized to me. It was really like some old hating type of stuff she was doing because, I don’t know, I guess because I was still continuously doing something. So she just threw that out there trying to diss me so it wouldn’t look like her sister really broke up the group.”

“I couldn’t believe she would do me like that, I really couldn’t,” Kandi said tearfully on Unsung, reiterating that LaTocha’s solo ambitions were what broke up Xscape. “For her to do that, it just felt like she really had hatred for me and I just didn’t want to deal with that no more. I was just like uh uh and I was done.”

Tamika apologized to Kandi during her Unsung interview for hurting her, and again apologized to her on stage this past July. But for years Kandi said that Tamika hadn’t said she was sorry to her publicly, and that was the main reason why she thought Xscape would never reunite. Tamika apologized on air but it wasn’t heartfelt, these ladies are blaming Kandi for the split but Kandi needs to pull up her big panties and do what she has to do to make this group reuniting means something.

“With my group situation, I held onto that for a very long time,” Kandi told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in 2014. “One of my group members said some real foul stuff about me and she never publicly apologized for lying… She apologized personally to me once [but] I feel like it wasn’t genuine.”

Tamika now recognizes that what she did that day on Hot 97 wasn’t right and she needed to apologize for it.

“After the group broke up, Kandi and I, we didn’t speak for a while,” she told The Daily Dish. “So you know me childishly goes up to the radio station and I say a lot of things that I know and I say some things that I heard. And I just feel like an apology was needed because I don’t wanna put something out there that is not true so I definitely wanted to apologize for that. I’m older now, more mature. Should I have done it? No. Should I have handled it another way? Yes, I should have. But I’m just so grateful that we are beyond that moment now and it takes a strong person to apologize and it takes a stronger person to forgive. So I’m hoping and praying that she does forgive me because I forgive myself and I know my Father has forgiven me.”

This show is definitely full of the ladies being fake, backstabbers, the lies, no trust and no loyalty, they better get it together and Kandi quit playing the victim role and move forward with the group. We loved and still love Xscape, don’t mess up the group again. Make that money before the money makes you.

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Love and Hip Hop Atlanta returns on March 19, 2018 8 pm on VH-1. Since “The Puerto Rican Princess,” is gone, will this franchise of the hit reality show continue to get those high ratings or will those ratings decline or increase by bringing in Erica Mena from Love and Hip Hop New York? Erica, has a lot of personality, she speaks her mind and will jump a b$tch, how long will she last in Atlanta? Who will Erica vibe with? Karlie, Mimi, Jessica, Estelita, Tammy or Rasheeda?

Well, I guess we will have to wait and see, now remember Erica walked away from the hit reality show a few years back when she was engaged to rapper Bow Wow, the engagement ended suddenly after she had relocated herself and her son to Atlanta to live with Bow. Things happen, we have no idea why the two broke up or ended their relationship but Bow did he say recently, he believed that Erica was the one who got away, maybe they’ll get back together who knows, she’s in the right city. He just happens to live in the ATL, who are they kidding, knowing good and damn well Bow will make a couple of appearances on the show.

Last season was probably their best season and that’s only because of Kirk and Rasheeda’s story line that kept everyone wanting more. The fans and the viewers saw them as “the perfect couple with the perfect marriage,” but their aren’t any perfect marriages. Last season it was revealed that Kirk allegedly had a baby with a stripper named Jasmine Washington out of wedlock and she stepped up and spilled all the tea, the cold tea, hot tea and burnt tea.

Allegedly, the paternity test results are supposed to be revealed this season but the producers strung us all last season waiting to hear those paternity results after Kirk ducked and dodged allegedly the process server and the results were never revealed. Kirk must have negotiated a huge pay day for those tests to finally be revealed, quit playing. I just don’t believe them as a couple anymore and this bull sh$t a$$ Kirk ugly a$$ Frost is the reason allegedly behind all of the lies. But if she wants to follow her husband with an alleged story line, so be it, the producers are allowing this crap and in a second, there won’t be any reality shows.

Stevie J is looking to manage artist Just Brittany and other female emcee’s but that’s what Stevie does. He is definitely a charmer and Just Brittany is a huge flirt, hmmmmm wonder what happened with her working with Rick Ross after their show ended? Rozay was digging Just Brittany and the whole world saw that, HELL, Just Brittany played her role but was it big enoigh? Did she give up the vajayjay too fast and she got played and now she’s trying to get her teeth on Stevie? Yesssss, inquiring minds want to know.

Estelita Tweets:

“Today Feb 13th was the day I left Panama 🇵🇦 to move to the U.S. I arrived to Clarksville, TN w/ a short mini-dress while it was snowing🤦🏻‍♀️😂 Fastforward to today, many many years later… I would’ve never thought to be shooting the art-work cover for my first single “Patrona” I know I’m making my mother very very proud👼🏻☺️ #DreamsDoComeTrue #StayTuned #Patrona #DZ”

Mimi’s lame a$$ is returning, Jessica Dime is moving forward as she plans her wedding with fiancé Shawne Williams. A destination wedding is her dream wedding but with Shawne focusing more on his NBA career, this future basketball wife is hoping their family is their number one priority.

Tommie is back, I pray she has changed but it looks like drama is not too far away from her, her past may bite her in that big country a$$. Scrapp DeLeon is scheduled for an early release, glad to hear that, he was charged unfairly, I pray he gets released soon. But when their is Scrapp, their is KK and she is back in the picture. Tommie and KK were the best of friends especially when she was dating Scrapp, since he is incarcerated and she learned that h$e a$$ Karlie Redd f$cked Scrapp, she’s just been dealing with a lot of issues especially with her mom. When Tommie and KK got into it, the drama continued, allegedly KK is close with a former friend of Tommie’s and you know how she feels about loyalty. KK needs a check too, the more drama you create, the more your check will be and she needs those coins.

Karlie, Karlie, Karlie, this old b$tch will have her a man, no matter what. Benzino didn’t work out, Lyfe didn’t work out, Joc didn’t work out, Ceaser definitely didn’t work out, so now allegedly Karlie has moved her old a$$ wrinkled cakes on to writer/producer Sean Garret. Has he seen the show? Does he know who Karlie really is and is he really dating her?

Who are the newbies? Artist Tokyo Vanity has a whole mafia behind her and Rapper BK Brasco is from one of the thoroughest boroughs in New York, yes he’s a Brooklyn man. Along with music industry executive newbie Keely Hill.

This season should be interesting? Where is Tammy and Waka? Bambi and Scrappy? Guess, we’ll have too wait. Check out the teaser below:

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LHHNY Safaree Closing In On Juju

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Love and Hip Hop Hop New York Safaree invites Juju out on a sexy pottery date, knowing that pottery can get you in that sensual and sexy mood for making love.

Safaree is definitely trying his best to charm Juju and I must say, he’s working his charm on the beauty. Juju seems so reserved and classy, she did date Cam’Ron for a number of years, if she can make a relationship work with him, I know she can make it work with Safaree.

Safaree really thought outside of the box when thinking about a creative date for Juju, he actually surprised her with some hand craft pottery. Juju was a little concerned about things getting messy between the two, but thankfully they didn’t and by the end of the night, they talked, laughed and flirted as they got to know each other a little better. I’m glad to see Juju smiling and dating Safaree even if its starts as friends.

Throughout the date, Safaree started to talk business, he brought up Yandy and how she was trying to control his song and his collaboration when she had nothing to do with his music. Juju advised him to just talk to Yandy and she would understand but I definitely don’t agree with that. Yandy is going to make Safaree’s song her idea, the concept, the island and the collaboration, he better get a contract for Yandy, she is no dummy. Safaree is done talking about Yandy when he has love on the brain.

The two love birds certainly seemed to be making a genuine love connection and its cute as HELL!! His relationship with Dream Doll didn’t work out, she was demanding too much from him and then telling him who he could work with. She really lost him, Safaree is already established, Dream Doll isn’t, she needed to play her cards right but she so big and bad that she lost him and a few new friends as well.

By the end of their date, Safaree couldn’t help but blush when he told Juju how he really felt about her with a sweet smile. Juju is like putty in his hands.

When the pottery teacher said to get their hands wet, Safaree could hardly contain himself. In the words of Juju, “Get your mind out of the gutter.”

What will Cam’Ron think about Safaree and his ex girlfriend Juju dating? What about Dream Doll? Will she continue to go ballistic on Safaree or Juju? I have a feeling that Juju can handle her own and if Cam’Ron was doing what he was supposed to be doing at home, they wouldn’t have ended their relationship. Juju is happy, she’s smiling and she seems to be enjoying spending time with Safaree.

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