Kandi Burruss is known as a singer in the group Xscape but her pen game assisted the careers of many great talents including Destiny’s Child’s.

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta star spoke to Glamour to share five unknown facts about the hit she co-wrote for the girl group, “Bills, Bills, Bills.”

“I use a lot of my past relationships as inspiration. The relationship I had been in prior to [writing the song], I took inspiration from it…though I didn’t tell them that. Now, this is the really funny part: One of the girls that was in the group was dating my ex at the time. So I didn’t tell them that some of the lyrics in there were inspired by him,” Burruss revealed.


“The part that was a clear inspiration—using my phone and pretending like he didn’t use it, driving my car and not putting any gas in it—that was real stuff that had happened to me! But I won’t tell you who from the group was dating my ex,” she added.

“Bills, Bills, Bills” became Destiny’s Child’s first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and secured two nods by the Recording Academy for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals.