Hot on the heels of BET’s The New Edition Story, people have been dying to see another TV movie about their favorite ’90s R&B group. Now it seems ’90s girl group Xscape will be next, but unfortunately the original members are not happy about it.
Turns out TV One is working on an unauthorized biopic about the group with So So Def founder Jermaine Dupri, but members – Kandi Burruss Tucker, Tameka “Tiny” Harris and sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott – have no input on the TV film.
TV One made the announcement during their Upfront’s in NYC last week. We’re told the success of the group’s “Unsung” episode – which received the highest ratings of any episode in the show’s nine seasons – had a lot to do with it.
On May 1, the ladies issued a statement about the project expressing their disappointment.
“We feel the recent announcement of an unauthorized biopic on our lives is disrespectful and disappointing,” the group said in a statement. “We are not, in any way, participating in that project and it will never ‘represent’ our true story.”
But it looks like they will be working on their own TV movie. In the same statement, they also announced that they will be working with Mona Scott-Young’s Monami Entertainment to produce their own biopic.
“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.
Earlier this year, the group shocked fans with news that they were reuniting. The group had massive success with three consecutive platinum albums and six top 10 hits on the Billboard charts.
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