The powerhouse ’90s R&B groups were last seen onstage together in May 2021 when they went toe to toe in a battle of hits on “Verzuz.” ”We tried to do something different this time around,” Xscape songstress Kandi Burruss shared while the group appeared on 93.5 FM’s “KDay Morning Show With Cece and Romeo” on Sept. 8.
She further explained, “We wanted to have, like you know, like with ‘Verzuz,’ I guess it inspired something for us to come together in a major way. To like, be able to put out shows together and not just, you know, us performing on the same show but actually merging the two performances together into one performance.”
The limited series is executive produced by reality TV maven Mona Scott-Young and is slated to premiere this winter. The concept for the series was first announced in June. According to a press release, “There is much at stake for these powerhouse women as they navigate different stages in their lives, both personally and professionally. From celebrating the power of collaboration and sisterhood to pushing to overcome obstacles, there is no shortage of wonder, watching two of the most iconic female R&B groups of the ’90s come together for this multi-part limited series.”
Burruss’ band mate Tameka “Tiny” Harris added that there was “a lot of hell” in merging the two iconic acts. She noted that, at times, dealing with everyone’s egos made filming a challenge. She continued, “Yup, that’s why I’m saying it’s going to be a lot of hell, you know? You’ll get a chance to see all of that. I mean, you know, you got two powerful groups. Two groups that have been doing their thing and successfully, we all deserve a certain amount of respect.”
The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star previously shared that drama unfolded as cameras began to roll this summer. Surprisingly though, she said the challenges were with her band mates, which also includes singing sister duo LaTocha and Tamika Scott.