March 21, 2014 02:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
Kandi Burruss is best known as a cast member on The Real Housewives Of Atlanta, but her rise to fame actually began long before she was highlighted by Bravo. The former Xscape star recently shared a Throwback Thursday photo with her Facebook followers, sharing touching memories from a special occasion she nearly missed out on.
By the time graduation day arrived, Kandi Burruss was already hitting the big time as one of the stars of the R&B group Xscape. Still, in spite of her blossoming musical career, she was intent on showing up for her graduation ceremony. But as the reality star recently revealed in a long Instagram story, she came close to missing this major milestone.
According to Kandi, her fellow Xscape band members were angry about her graduation ceremony attendance, as they were supposed to perform at a huge show that day. She did her best to squeeze in both obligations, but admits that she was forced to “rush out of the graduation, didn’t get to take pics with my family, and rush to the airport.” In spite of all this, she still was a bit late for her performance. What’s more, the other members of Xscape were “so mad they weren’t talking to me at first.”
Although this graduation drama created friction with her bandmates, Kandi feels that it was all worth it in the end. As she explained to Twitter fans, she’d already missed out on prom and multiple senior trips. Graduation represented the one normal high school experience she could enjoy while hitting the road with Xscape.
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Photo Courtesy: Kandi Burrus Instagram