Long before Kandi Burruss became a staple on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, she was establishing herself as a force in the music industry. After her group Xscape disbanded, Burruss began writing for other artists. Some of the artists she’s penned hits for include Destiny’s Child, TLC, and Whitney Houston. Burruss also worked with Boyz II Men, which she says was a horrible experience.
Kandi Buruss says Boyz II Men gave her a difficult time in the studio
During an Instagram live session with Eddie Levert’s daughter Ryan, Burruss reflected on some memorable moments in the recording studio working alongside other artists. She revealed that her favorite people to work with are TLC and Destiny’s Child, explaining they have great chemistry together.
As for her least favorite, Burruss says she did not have a great session with Boyz II Men.
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“I hate to do it, I hate to do it – 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,” she confessed. “I don’t think I’ve ever been disrespected like that before in a studio in my life. It was crazy, really. But at the end of the day that was a long time ago. Clearly, you know, we’ve moved past that or whatever.”
Burruss says she was disappointed by the experience because she considered the men to be her friends. “It was kind of weird for me, we were friends prior — well, some of us were cool…I knew a few of them,” she said. “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.”
Wanya Morris says argument with Kandi Burruss was over songwriting
Morris is responding to Burruss in his own Instagram live. He says issues began over the way writing credits would be split. Burruss worked with the group on the song “Good Guy.”
“We’ve been taught you write [a song] and you split [songwriting credits] down the middle, that way there’s no discrepancies,” he says. “We’re from the old school. We’re from the ‘aye, you write a lyric, I’ll write a lyric’…t’s really about just building this whole thing together.”
Burruss allegedly felt the splits in songwriting credits for “Good Guy” should be split differently because she wrote the hook. As a result, she would receive additional songwriting credits and royalties.
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Morris doesn’t hold any ill will toward Burruss, saying, “I have nothing bad to say about Kandi, it’s just we work different.”
Still, Morris didn’t hesitate to throw any shade toward Burruss’ singing capabilities…or lack thereof according to him.
““[Kandi] can’t get on here and sing better than Jayna Brown,” he said. “She can’t get on here and sing better than Liamani [Segura]…but I respect her opinion and I respect what she says.”
It’s clear these two won’t be working together any time soon.
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