The former Xscape star is catching a second wind thanks to her new single “Bad Timing.”
By Alex Gale
Kandi Burruss found her way back to the spotlight as a star of Real Housewives of Atlanta. Tameka “Tiny” Cottie has stayed in paparazzi lenses as wife of rap star T.I., and then made waves on her own BET reality show, Tiny & Toya. But another member of famed ’90s R&B quartet Xscape is eyeing a return by doing what she does best: making music (What a novel idea!). Latocha, full name Latocha Scott, is back with a new single, a new look and a new determination. She recently sat down with BET.com as part of our ongoing “Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself” series.
You know Latocha. Along with Tiny, Kandi and her sister Tamika Scott, she was one fourth of Xscape, who had a string of hits in the ’90s, including “Understanding” and “Just Kickin’ It.” The group has been pretty quiet since 1998, when Kandi left to pursue a solo career. They did release a 2003 album, Unchained, sans Kandi, and Latocha guested on songs by Trick Daddy, J-Shin, Chanté Moore and Bow Wow. But she’s been on the low and on the lam for the most part since since the group that introduced her to the world faded from the headlines. “Music never left me, I just wasn’t as visible as everybody else,” she says. “I found out what life was like outside of the group — did some soul searching, took time to reflect, took time with my son, continued to write songs. I was still a busy lady.”