He revealed the songs he wrote for the quartet were tailored to Kandi Burruss’ voice. However, LaTocha Scott had been singing the lead parts on most of their tunes before Dupri came into the picture.
“I’m gon’ give y’all a real understanding of why I feel like my songs actually broke XSCAPE up,” Dupri said. “Xscape was Tocha’s group. Whoever’s group it is, that means they think they’re the lead singer. They meet Jermaine Dupri, and Jermaine Dupri writes a song and he gives the song to Kandi because Kandi’s voice sounds like mine. It’s no other reason that I gave it to her besides the fact that I wanted her to sing the way I was having T-Boz sing. That created friction already from jump.”