Xscape Sets The Record Straight On Upcoming, Unauthorized TV One Biopic – Tha Wire
Today in Tha Wire after forming their group in 1991, dropping three consecutive platinum albums, and charting six Top 10 hits on the Billboard it was over. Xscape walked away from the limelight in 2001, due to inner differences. It took almost 17-years to work things out, but as they say “time heals all wounds.” Now Kandi Burruss Tucker, Tameka “Tiny” Harris and sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott are officially back together.
The So So Def legends hit the ground running, after announcing they were getting back together last month. The ladies are already working on a new album, with talks of a huge world tour and currently working on their own biopic. Speaking of which, Xscape is reportedly teaming up with reality show guru, Mona Scott-Young and her Monami Entertainment company to produce their life story. In a recent interview the ladies said the success of The New Edition Story, was a motivating factor to finally tell their story.
“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.”
Problem is, someone else wants to tell their story. The TV One network featured the iconic 90’s girl group in their “Unsung” series, and scored the highest ratings of any other episode in the shows entire nine season history. Now they’re looking for a repeat on those ratings, by producing an unauthorized biopic on the group.
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Let’s just that ain’t sitting well with Xscape at all. Yet it don’t seem like the network really cares. Last week while revealing new shows for the 2017/2018 season, TV One supposedly announced their going forward with the project at the annual Upfront’s event in New York. However I didn’t see a write-up on the biopic on their site.
Nonetheless Xscape issued the following group statement; “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.”
If TV One decides to move forward with their biopic on the group, it may air before theirs. I have a funny feeling these ladies aren’t going let this go. As always I will keep you posted with further details. Meanwhile for the 411 on all things entertainment listen to Tha Wire every weekday to stay in the know on The People’s Station 107 Jamz.