Before joining the other ladies on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kandie Burruss wrote "No Scrubs" alongside producer Kevin “She’kspere" Briggs and fellow Xscape member Tameka “Tiny” Cottle (they had a hit in 1993 called "Just Kickin' It" before forming their own duo called KAT.) At the time, Briggs was an in-house producer at LaFace records, where he wrote the original version of the song. Burruss and Cottle changed the lyrics, including the now-famous "Scrubs" term. The execs at the label thought the song would work best for TLC and asked them to give up the single. Burruss later went on to write "Bills, Bills, Bills" for Destiny's Child with the help of Briggs.