Reunited and it feels so good! Tameka “Tiny” Harris — one fourth of Xscape, aka one of the greatest girl groups of all time — opened up exclusively to In Touch about getting back together with her bandmates and filming their new reality series, Xscape: Still Kickin’ It. The four-part docuseries premieres tonight on Bravo at 9 p.m. EST.
According to Tiny, 42, the iconic quartet’s long-awaited reunion almost never happened. “You know, it’s hard with four different girls with four very different personalities. It’s been years since we’ve been back together like this and we’re four bosses, we’ve all got our own businesses, and our own ways of doing things,” the “Tonight” songstress explained to In Touch. “So it took a while to get everyone on the same page.”
Xscape in 1993. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Tiny and her fellow Xscape members, Kandi Burruss, LaTocha Scott, and Tamika Scott, released their debut platinum album, Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha, in October 1993. The girls, who were discovered by powerhouse producer Jermaine Dupri, went on to release two other equally successful albums (which also went platinum), but broke up in the mid-2000s because of personal differences.
Asked to share the catalyst for Xscape’s devastating split, Tiny told In Touch that there isn’t one clear answer. “The thing is, we all feel that the breakup happened for different reasons,” she said. “We had a lot of outsiders telling us each different things, pitting us against one another. Some of us got jealous, some of us were hurt. The people who were in our ears at the time, those are the people who tore us up. I don’t want to give too much away, but you’ll hear each one of our perspectives on the show.”
Xscape in 2017. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Tiny, who maintained a strong friendship with The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kandi, 41, even after Xscape fell apart, told In Touch that she couldn’t be happier to finally move past the drama with LaTocha, 44, and Tamika, 41. “You know, it’s true. Time heals all wounds — well, for the most part,” she said. “We still don’t see eye-to-eye all the time, but there’s a lot of love between us all. At the end of the day, we’re sisters. And we’re meant to be together.”
So does this mean new music is on its way? “To be honest, we went back and forth a lot on deciding whether or not we should put out new music. I am 100 percent down to make new music,” Tiny revealed. “But I will admit that I wasn’t on board at first because I really wanted to protect the legacy of Xscape. But I do think we still got it in us to make more great music. I think that’s what the fans want.”
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The fans, Tiny said, have made the experience of reuniting with Xscape so much sweeter. “Our fans are ride or die. And they’ve stuck with us through thick and thin,” the Pretty Hustle founder gushed to In Touch, adding that she can’t wait to connect with them on the group’s upcoming The Great Xscape tour. “To see their joy and enthusiasm over our reunion, it just really means the world to us.”
Xscape: Still Kickin’ It airs on Bravo Sundays at 9 p.m. EST, right after The Real Housewives of Atlanta, which airs at 8 p.m. EST.