SWV have revealed that working on their new TV show, "The Queens of R&B," was "a headache."
The R&B legends blamed the trouble on their costars Xscape.
"They shouldn't have tried to behead us," Leanne "Lelee" Lyons told Insider.
R&B legends SWV have revealed that working on their new TV show, "SWV & Xscape: The Queens of R&B," was "a headache."
The six-part miniseries, which is currently airing on Bravo, follows SWV and Xscape as they prepare to perform together at a special concert.
Tempers between the two groups, who faced off against each other in a "Verzuz" battle in 2021, often flared throughout the show, resulting in the concert never materializing.
Speaking with Insider, SWV's Leanne "Lelee" Lyons blamed the troubles on Xscape continually insulting SWV over anything from their number of Instagram followers to their fashion sense.
"I just felt like it could have been done a lot better," Lyons told Insider. "Something that could have been so amazing and great just ended up being a show full of insults."
"One thing about SWV is that we are going to defend ourselves," she added. "We aren't out there dissing people and talking bad on people but we have a right to defend ourselves on who we are, why we belong in this business, and what we've done.
"It could have been done a lot better, they shouldn't have tried to behead us," Lyons said.
SWV's Tamara Johnson-George told Insider: "As adults, we can work with anybody under the right conditions. We don't hold anything against anybody and we don't speak down toward anybody. We're open to everything because we've grown so much in this industry. We know how to behave."
Asked what the highlight of filming the show was, Cheryl Gamble said: "Getting paid."
Johnson-George said: "Going home."
Asked if they would consider filming a second series, Lyons said: "We're good," while Gamble said: "It depends on the coin, but it was a headache."
Representatives for Xscape did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
As well as not wanting to do another series of "Queens of R&B," SWV told Insider that they would never do another "Verzuz" battle either.
SWV beat Xscape in their 2021 battle, with Billboard scoring 13-11 in favor of the "Right Here" singers.
"Why would we do it again? We did it already," said Gamble. "We shouldn't have did it the first time!"
Instead, the group said they would love to see Usher and Chris Brown trade hits on the series, which was created by record producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz in 2020.
"That would be so good," said Johnson-George. "And they need to be able to perform too, not just sing the songs with the record. I wanna see them perform."
"Oh, my God, your hair would fall out watching them too. You won't be able to get enough," she added.
"I would love to see them just perform together, you know?" said Lyons. "I mean, the whole internet would fall apart."
"SWV & Xscape: The Queens of R&B" airs Sundays on Bravo.
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