Singer and Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Kandi Burruss shot to fame in the 1990s as part of the hit girl group Xscape. Burruss then launched her own solo career as a singer and songwriter before joining the reality show Bravo. One of his songs, 2014’s “Legs, Hips, Body,” went viral on social media in 2022 — for all the wrong reasons.
Kandi Burruss released the song ‘Legs, Hips, Body’ in 2014
Kandi Burruss first released her song “Legs, Hips, Body” in 2014. The song features Burruss Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Porsha Williams, Danity singer Kane D. Woods and comedian Funky Dineva.
The song was part of the 2014 musical by Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker The love of a mother. The story follows the relationship between a mother and her daughter, which was loosely based on Burruss’ relationship with his own mother.
The duo had to take The love of a mother on tour, but the shows were eventually cancelled.
“Legs, hips, body” went viral in 2022
The love of a mother and the accompanying soundtrack didn’t get much attention in the years since its 2014 release. But in 2022, Burruss helped the song go viral on TikTok.
Burruss posted a video of herself preparing to perform at the 2022 Lovers and Friends Festival in Las Vegas. “I was giving ‘Legs, Hips, and Body’ at the Lovers and Friends Festival!” the Real Housewife said in the caption.
The song quickly went viral. But unlike many songs exploding on TikTok, “Legs, Hips, Body” has received international recognition because the song’s production, which features a deep, dramatic drum beat that apparently doesn’t match a song on the confidence in his body.
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Kandi Burruss has written hit songs for other artists
Many were shocked to learn that Burruss was behind the viral song “Legs, Hips, Body” given his history in the music industry. In 1999, she teamed up with her former Xscape bandmate Tiny to write the hit song “No Scrubs” for TLC. The song ended up earning Burruss a Grammy Award. That same year, Burruss also wrote “Bills, Bills, Bills” for Destiny’s Child, which became the band’s first song to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Burruss reflected on bringing “Bills, Bills, Bills” to life with Destiny’s Child in a 2021 interview with Glamour. “When I arrived with the girls at the studio, we sang to them about the idea,” she recalls. “I had the melody for what I felt like the verse should go, and we got together for the lyrics.”
She even revealed that the song was taken from experiences she had in real life. “I use a lot of my past relationships for inspiration,” Burruss said honestly. “The relationship I had before [writing the song]I was inspired by it… even if I didn’t tell them that.
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