Class is in session, and now it’s time to sit up straight and get an education! And in the case of Pop School, it’s artists who are teaching you a lesson on their classic hits. Start taking notes!
Kandi penned some absolutely monster hits around the turn of the millennium — and while Destiny’s Child‘s “Bug a Boo” wasn’t her biggest (she gave the group their first Hot 100 #1 single with “Bills, Bills Bills,” but “Bug a Boo” failed to match that song’s chart success, peaking at #33), it is one of her most memorable. Part of the song’s charm then was in the brilliant specificity of the details; now, if they feel deliciously dated, they still capture the zeitgeist marvelously. Between “Bills,” “Bug a Boo” and TLC‘s “No Scrubs,” Kandi specialized in articulating frustrations over a certain type of man — the type who would inspire a woman to throw her pager out the window.
So when Kandi stopped by our studios, we had to quiz her about the history of “Bug a Boo” — and how she ended up in the studio with Beyonce, squashing some potential beef (or tension, at least!) with the girls of Destiny’s Child. Watch up top.