Kandi Burruss has worked with the best of the best and apparently, some of your faves are straight-up disrespectful.
During an IG live with The O’jays Eddie Levert and his daughter Ryan Levert, talked about her experiences as one of the OGs of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” franchise and her long career in the music industry.
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When asked who has been the easiest to work with, she named two girls groups.
“Once we got into the flow, Destiny’s Child was easy to work with,” shared the Xscape singer. “It was just that initial getting to know each other phase, once we got cool with each other that was amazing.”
She also shares her experience with TLC, who helped her secure a Grammy win for penning “No Scrubs.” The hit won Best R&B Song in 1999.
“TLC, I mean, I had a great relationship,” continued Burruss. “Even after ‘No Scrubs’ I worked with them again on the next album. So, they are like, you know, one of my favorite artists to work with.”
The reality star also shared the most difficult group for her to work with.
“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,” shared Burruss. “But yeah, I had a bad experience in the studio with Boyz II Men.”
She called it a disrespectful encounter.
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“I don’t think I’ve ever been disrespected like that before in a studio in my life,” continued Burruss. “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.”
Burrus also said the encounter felt strange since they were friends.
“It was kind of weird for me, we were friends prior — well, some of us were cool… I knew a few of them,” said Burruss. “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 of Boyz II Men had a different recollection of the experience, noting that the disconnect stemmed from a difference in approach when it comes to collaborative work.
“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’re from the old school. We’re from the ‘aye, you write a lyric, I’ll write a lyric’…. It’s really about just building this whole thing together.”
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
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He further explains that Burruss wanted the split in songwriting credit for “Good Guy” reevaluated because she penned the hook.
“I have nothing bad to say about Kandi, it’s just we work different,” said Morris.
Is the encounter water under the bridge between Kandi Burruss and the men of Boyz II Men?
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