Danity Kane Breaks Up Again

Danity Kane

Danity Kane is done. The platinum trio, consisting of Aubrey O’Day, Dawn Richard, and Shannon Bex, has disbanded following a violent studio session.

Aubrey claims that Dawn punched her in the back of the head without being provoked during a business meeting on Monday.

After the story surfaced on TMZ, the group released a video to dispel the beef rumors. Aubrey and Shannon were both seen wishing Dawn a happy birthday. But it looks like they weren’t able to salvage things.

Aubrey and Shannon penned a lengthy letter to their fans, which can be read in full here, confirming the reports and detailing the events that led to the breakup.

“Sadness does not even remotely begin to describe what I feel right now,” said Aubrey. “Ultimately, as a woman who has spent her entire career standing up for the underdog and right over wrong, I can no longer pretend that she is willing to do what it takes to protect the power of the Danity Kane name.”

Shannon expressed sadness and remorse to DK’s supporters. “My desire is to genuinely apologize to everyone who has poured their time, heart and energy into us.  So many lives have been affected by this chain of events,” she said.

She also called out Dawn personally and alluded to past problems. “As you can tell, I have been avoiding saying names. However, this was my personal reaction to escalating events that led up to my overall frustrations with Dawn…months ago.”

Dawn tweeted, “Wow. Huge let down to the fans,” before deleting the message.

The group announced their reunion almost one year ago at the MTV VMAs. They went on tour together earlier this year and released the Tyga-assisted single “Lemonade.”

In June, Aundrea Fimbres left the group to focus on her family. Fifth member D. Woods did not return to the group.

This is not the first time Danity Kane has called it quits. In 2009, Diddy disbanded them after the release of their second album Welcome to the Dollhouse.

Aubrey, Dawn, and Shannon had been recording a new album, but it’s unclear if it will ever see a release.

UPDATE: Dawn is telling her side of the story. According to TMZ, she became upset when she found out Aubrey and Shannon were meeting behind her back, recording tracks without her and discussing business.

Dawn reportedly showed up to the studio on Monday and interrupted a private session between Shannon and Aubrey. That’s what triggered the fight that provoked Dawn to punch Aubrey.

Dawn says Aubrey’s claims are “exaggerated lies and false accusations.”

She adds, “And even still I Was working with both teams to still release the album when this story was leaked without anyone being consulted.”



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49 Comments

  1. Dave

    After letting the fans down this badly they should at least give us the music.

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    hih8er Reply:

    @Dave, They need to get their shit together asap!

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  2. fattydaddy

    Well thats unfortunate.lets just hope they atleast leak the music as a gift to the fans.hell,we deserve it.

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  3. ReciRich

    Sad… Dawn was already doing the solo thing… What is Shannon and Aubrey going back to…

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    hih8er Reply:

    @ReciRich, They’re probably gonna become their own group minus dawn

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  4. Jonathan

    Smh it should be about the music and the craft not about bullshit drama. It sucks when a group of talented people can’t put differences aside and make magic happen for their loyal fans. They could’ve reined if they would’ve just got it together.

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  5. Jonathan

    S A D

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  6. meme

    Wow…I dont understand ppl. Grown adults who cant get it together to help their own pockets, moreso than anything becuz lets me frank, non of them are making any substantial money outside of DK.

    I am disappointed in dawn moreso than anything. This is such a huge huge disappointment man.

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    Raven-Symone Reply:

    @meme, did you learn a new word today.. “Moreso” lol

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    Meme Reply:

    @Raven-Symone, lolol

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  7. Major Sushi

    Aubrey must’ve said something pretty low to tick Dawn off.

    I know a handful of make-up artist who are of color & gay that felt disrespected by Aubrey, back in 06-07, when DK was popular.

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    RatedR Reply:

    @Major Sushi, shut TF Up . You post the same shoddy everytime . You and that make up stylist can go to hell . Did you even read the official statement ?? Then you would of known what was done so far ..

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    Raven-Symone Reply:

    @RatedR, DEAD! I was going to say the same thing. This is the 3rd post about that make up artist lmao

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  8. Kyle

    What a fucking mess. I know Aubrey and Shannon are pointing fingers at Dawn but until I hear her side of the story, I’ll reserve judgment. I honestly thought it was a mistake when Dawn expressed desire to reunite with Danity Kane in the first place because she is way too talented and forward-thinking for these silly girls. I bet she just got frustrated with Aubrey’s pettiness and finally made the right decision to smack her and put her in her place and leave the group. It was a joke in the first place. Then when Aundrea decided to leave it was even more of a joke. Dawn, this time STAY SOLO and get back to what you were doing before:)

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    Guydiance Reply:

    @Kyle, Reuniting with the group was a big mistake on Dawn’s part since she had began getting her shine as a solo artist. She should be regretting this now. I think they should release whatever they recorded for the fans, but the fact that they are physically fighting is too much.

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    Welp! Reply:

    @Kyle, I never checked for Dawn during DK, but I was there for her solo work, which I’ve really enjoyed. Hope she gets back to it.

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  9. Malika

    I’m so upset by this.

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    ralston Reply:

    @Malika, me 2! like damn i was so looking forward on this to be a showstopping album and everything im just pissed that this happened yet again like omg what is wrong ugh, well i guess things happen for a reason i guess they gotta go there separate ways then hopefullu by the grace of god they release the music to the fans to hear since they broken up and they go and part ways hopefully dawn richard can focus on blackheart and shannon bex can focus on her album and so as aubrey

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  10. Realist

    I’m really upset about this, i was looking forward to their new album because all their songs were dope. This is business, they don’t have to like each other, but they have fans and loyalty to us. Not to be funny but their not exactly in DEMAND as solo artists they were better off coming out now and so many people were living for them. what a damn shame. i wish you guys the best regardless.

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  11. meme

    D-woods is somewhere in America having a field day laughing at these b**ches. All the shade they threw at her. How embarassing.

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    Kyle Reply:

    @meme, Good point! I forgot about that. And Aundrea is probably saying, “Thank god I got out when I did!”

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  12. TRP

    I don’t know exactly what happened, nor do I know each member individually. However, it seems awfully weird that the only member who wanted Danity Kane to remain a band during their last split, is on the other side of the fence while two girls (one who was fired, and one who refused to return to the band) have banned together to go against the other. The world watched as Dawn and Aundrea begged Shannon to return to Danity Kane to resume as a trio, and she did not want to. So if these two females want me to believe that Dawn un-provokingly attacked Aubrey out of thin air, I cannot do that. Black people are always painted as angry. I’m not saying she didn’t bust her in the back of the head; she probably did….but what she did or said to Dawn is the reason behind it.
    It was too good to be true anyway. At least put out the album and give the fans what they’ve been waiting for, since they claim they love the fans so much. I’m extremely disappointed in the entire thing, that grown women could not come together and just provide amazing music without the bullcrap, jealousy, and disrespect.

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  13. Eric

    I don’t care about any of this! THEY SHOULD JUST RELEASE THE MUSIC THATS ALL I CARE ABOUT BECAUSE THEY AL LEAST OWE US THAT! For being here supporting them waiting anxiously release the damn music in a form of a mixtape! DANITY KANE OWES US THAT! Period!

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  14. Damn shame

    a damn mess, well that’s it, it’s DONE now…. Congrads. This should never happen to begin with, to get back together. MESSY MESSY MESSY

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  15. DK5

    It was all shady from the beginning. The whole D.Woods situation was all shady as hell. And then saying Aundrea wasn’t leaving the group, then a day or two later she did. This doesn’t surprise me at all. I knew from the very start it wouldn’t have worked just because of how shady it was. But hopefully they’ll just release the music. So many people have been waiting for it, might as well release it and avoid making more people mad.

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  16. Raven-Symone

    I’m more than sure Aubrey said something slick for dawn to punch her but I’ve lost respect for Dawn on this. She out everyone out of a job and probably just screwed up her solo career too. Fans aren’t going to take any of them serious. And poor Shannon just wanted a check and she has go back to her farm without an income too.

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    Ed Reply:

    @Raven-Symone, That Shannon bit was hilarious. wtf Dawn … I’ve lost the respect too. All S A D , but unfortunately true.

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  17. 2bad2bme

    I’m pissed. What are they arguing about? Can we get a behind the music on these bitches because I need to know EXACTLY who I should be cursing out on twitter

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    Raven-Symone Reply:

    @2bad2bme, according to TMZ Shannon and Aubrey were going behind Dawns back and recording music and having business meetings. dawn showed up to a meeting they were having behind dawns back and that’s when the argument happened and when dawn hit aubrey.

    Dawn posted the link to the article on her twitter so I’m sure dawn is the “source” tmz was speaking of

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    Guydiance Reply:

    @Raven-Symone, Too much drama for a group struggling to get up there.

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  18. smgdh

    this is sad man. A group of talented ladies cant get it together.smh im so disappointed! I honestly think dawn got the big head and just really didnt care no more because of her solo career was kinda kinda KINDA goin good for her. Who dont like money? smh well no mo dk albums. im so sad man. they made great music together

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  19. true

    Dawn is again the Problem why the Band is ending!!

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  20. YMCMNAJ

    Leave to a sister to once again ruin all thats good… smh all signs point to this being Dawn’s prob again…

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    Welp! Reply:

    @YMCMNAJ, Because you were in the studio and are sure it’s her fault, right?

    Oh.

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  21. jason

    DAMN, NO FRONT THO ON THE NO FILTER TOUR THEY SEEMED VERY DISCONNECTED. SUCKS, THAT THEY LET THE FANS BELIEVE THE HYPE. I ACTUALLY LIKED THEM AS DK3.

    GUESS, BLACKHEART IS NEXT ON DAWNS TO-DO LIST…. AND ILL BE WAITING :)

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  22. Blackheart

    I am now looking forward to Dawn’s Album. DK is over.

    TMZ is saying Shannon and Aubrey were having meeting behind Dawn’s back. I never thought Shannon would do something like that, so I’m do not know whether she is being truthful in the letter. I know Aubrey will cover up for herself, but I’m disappointed in Shannon. Shannon has been staying with Aubrey all the time, it makes sense why she is taking Aubrey’s side.

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    lcali6fm1 Reply:

    @Blackheart,

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    JOSH Reply:

    @Blackheart, Dawn must have been acting a plum FOOL, because Shannon is not Drama AT ALL and even she released a statement against Dawn.

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    hih8er Reply:

    @JOSH, Exactly she said the same shit happened again and to hit someone in the back of the head is most definitely a cowardly cheap shot

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    Blackheart Reply:

    @JOSH, Shannon is suppose to be the good one, but TMZ said she and Aubrey were having meetings behind Dawn’s back, so if Shannon was honest and drama-free as we thought she was, she would not do that. It makes sense now why Shannon is backing up Aubrey because they were in something together. I am looking at the whole picture and non of these girls is straight. They learned nothing from their first break up and this was bound to fail. They were doing everything that would lead to a split.

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  23. MMM

    Now she works on her album, its so funy because she was the one who said at the beginning we want to focus on this project and If D woods want to do her thing she can not be a part of this group.
    She is so fake.

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  24. lcali6fm1

    Fuckin pissed

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  25. Wow

    This is incredibly disappointing. :(

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  26. Bleep

    First of all the music was primarily dawn out singing them all so I’m sure they felt threatened and left out. Second of all I’m pretty sure we all seen through the fakeness, they wer never that cohesive. And Final, we can all rejoice cause we can get our Dawn back! She way too talented to be messing with them. Now can we get back to Blackheart and redemption heart! Please!!! It’s what I’ve been waiting on for too damn long.

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  27. LJ

    A warrant for Dawn will be issued in 5, 4, 3, 2….

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  28. MuzikManiack

    I love this group, but this whole reunion was messy as fuck from the beginning. I still want the new music that they recorded b/c the snippets were great. But I’m actually excited to see what Dawn is going to do next b/c she’s hell of talented!

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  29. CrackHo

    I think Dawn is using DK as a platform just to make her solo projects be more relevant. #FACT

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    Davis Reply:

    @CrackHo, I don’t think so, but she sure could do a lot as a solo in the whole year she spent in DK for nothing. Time is important, she’ll never get last year back.
    These girls are such a let down. They made up just to breakup.

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    Welp! Reply:

    @CrackHo, Yes, it is a #FACT that you think that.

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