Dawn Richard Dishes on Danity Kane, Dirty Money, & Diddy on ‘Breakfast Club’

Dawn Richard

Dawn Richard addressed rumors and ridiculousness on Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club.” The “Bombs” singer, whose EP Armor On currently holds the No. 1 spot on iTunes R&B/Soul chart, dished on the end of Dirty Money, parting ways with Diddy and Bad Boy, reconnecting with her Danity Kane bandmates, her romantic life, and more.

“I made sure that he respected me as an artist,” said Dawn of her former Bad Boy boss. “He let me go and it was a good look and I respect him for that. I will always respect him for that ’cause he could have did me dirty. But instead he did the noble thing.”

While she has spoken to her ex-Danity Kane bandmates including Aubrey O’Day, a reunion doesn’t look like it will happen anytime soon. “I’ve done a lot of [groups],” said the New Orleans native. “This was the test for me and I think we proved where we need to go, so now it’s about hard work, staying at No. 1.”

While the spotlight focused on Puff in Dirty Money, Dawn wasn’t distraught over her lack of face time. “It didn’t upset me because I was getting a check. It didn’t upset me because the dream was being made,” she said. “Would you be upset if you were playing basketball and they gave you the opportunity to be up with Kobe, even if it was a second on the court, you still get a ring.”

Watch Dawn tackle the tough questions like a champ.



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36 Comments

  1. Komnan

    Always loved her voice, the Kobe reference is hilarious and dope.

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    T_roy Reply:

    @Komnan, I completely agree with you..and she has been doing such a great job and she really knows how to handle her stuff. I love how respectful she was to every shit talking they tried to get out of her and with everytime only positive came out her mouth

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  2. Sade

    She really can hold her own I see how Diddy had no choice but to respect her. He has to be kicking himself right now.

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  3. She is dope

    …she really is that Kobe reference and the “I don’t have time to wait for people to want to rock with me” tell em Dawn. She is seasoned.

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  4. WeezyXdriZZy

    damn love her
    she is so fucking hot :O

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  5. DEAD

    Lmao Charlemagne got jokes dude said Kaleena looks like she could chew through 2 Walls hahahahahahaaa so messed up.

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  6. George

    She’s gonna be a steady figure in music. She too alternative in a way to be a Superstar in the way that she incorporates thinking into her music. It’s not dumb easy sing along pop trash. She can write those records but I think that season has passed for her.

    And on another note, I love Dawn but I been sleeping on Kalenna from Dirty Money! That chick mixtape is CRAY!!! Its like she took the Danity Kane sound & improved it & added more hip hop.

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    She is dope Reply:

    @George, I have to be real high school and say “Whatever dude”.

    Sorry! Prince, back then, and Kanye & Gaga (her music may not show it) now, are examples of acts who a big thinkers and creatives in music and they found a way. Country artists have been doing it for years too.

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  7. shwaggg

    Dawn stole Brandy’s sound now shes trying to run with it and pass it off as something new and innovative.

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    OOL UH UH Reply:

    @shwaggg, Oh, you know wassup, too. Huh? FORTUNATELY, B, is right on her heels.

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    TRACY Reply:

    @OOL UH UH, YOU’RE IGNORANT. THERE’S ENOUGH MONEY FOR EVERYONE. WHAT IS YOU TALKIN ABOUT? DAWN’S NOT SUPPOSE TO LIVE. PEOPLE LIKE YOU GET UNDER MY SKIN! SMH

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    a smart guy Reply:

    @shwaggg, and your name is shwaggg. no wonder you would say something so damn ignorant. enough said.

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  8. Brandon

    ayo!!!!!!!!!! I fucks wit dawn! Much success!

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  9. Traron-1&Only

    UGH….and the spin begins!
    Aint no one checking for this girl!
    Tell her go ride someone else coat tails!
    Because clearly she dropped her first music video aint no one check for and a 2nd a month later?? ReallY??
    *BARF

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    Kalub Reply:

    @Traron-1&Only, Yet she is #19 on iTunes Top Albums. #EATITHATER

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    bijan Reply:

    @Traron-1&Only, lol if that was the case her news wouldn’t be posted on this website

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    a smart guy Reply:

    @Traron-1&Only, i see you clicked on the link and commented… enough said.

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    REALLY Reply:

    @Traron-1&Only, Hold up! People are checking for her. The numbers don’t lie. People are so SHOCKED like I am. Their probably paying more attention to the numbers, than the video, because this was so unexpected. Her mixtape had 1mil+ downloads in a week! Far as her video “Bombs” goes. It’s on multiple sites, so that plays a factor as well. And I’m guilty of watching them on different sites. Now I’m watching it on Youtube.

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  10. true love

    Yes. They were background singers. Glad to see she is still grinding hard.

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  11. Nogravityy

    I HONESTLY feel that Dawn & Kaleena would have made a dope group together & just replace Diddy with an alternative rapper.
    I have Kaleena & Dawns mix tapes and they both sound almost alike sonically…….
    Both of their mix tapes r fire.

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  12. Wednes

    finally..a good interview where questions are answered fully and honestly.

    take notes celebs

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  13. DRB

    Mr Personality with dumb questions needs to step. Just starting shit. Sit there and shut up.

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  14. c1

    she’s so humble and super talented she will have her time soon !!!

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  15. me

    “Hoes are winning right now” hahaha I love dawn, she is so kool…

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  16. Im Me

    “shoutout to that…”

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  17. juicybear

    love her!! gettin the EP soon as my check clear lol

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  18. Y U MAD

    I didnt know this girl but she definitely have a good head over her shoulders. I am going to support her, and i wish her all the best.

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  19. a smart guy

    dawn is the truth !
    tell ‘em gurl…
    @charlamane,, bitch you wasn’t wit me shootin in the gym?? why all the hate?? throw your armor on,, cause its bombs away bitch.
    shout out to wack ass 105.1.
    they always good for pickin at artists on the sly.
    get your weight up.

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  20. #HeartsSpeak

    She handled this interview so well. Glad she cleared up questions, rumors, etc.

    The EP is giving me so much strength. I appreciate her taking risks to be more conceptual, and different (in regards to music production).

    She will get signed.

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  21. 2bad2bme

    i loooovveee this woman she is so real…THE HUMBLE REAL unlike monica!!!

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  22. 2bad2bme

    Again DAWN YOU ATE THIS INTERVIEW UP!!!!
    I GIVE IT 5 STARS

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  23. MK

    You can tell that she only cares about the money she has no respect for herself.

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    #HeartsSpeak Reply:

    @MK, I beg to differ. She LOVES this music business. Dawn could find something else to do with her time if she didn’t want to be in this industry. BUT SHE LOVES THIS. Money is needed to survive, why not do what you love, and get paid for it.

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  24. TRACY

    DAMN SHE LOOKS GOOD IN THE VIDEO. THIS GIRL IS KILLING THE R&B/SOUL CHART RIGHT NOW, INDEPENDENTLY. AND THE AMAZING THING ABOUT IT ALL. SHE GETS TO POCKET ALL THE MONEY. WOW!

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  25. Siera.

    She did amazing.. y’all know they can be intimidating!!!!!
    S/O to Dawn on her dolo shyt tho!!!!!!!

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  26. Theirthedevilschildren

    shes a sweetheart and her spirit is ginuine. I am now a fan!

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