Danity Kane star Dawn Richard has released her own account of the recent studio fight with former bandmate Aubrey O'Day, which subsequently led to the group's split. The all-girl band formed by Sean 'Diddy' Combs in 2005, reunited last year (13), but the three remaining members have fallen out yet again following a recent recording session spat, during which Richard allegedly lashed out at O'Day.
The incident was the tipping point for the group, as O'Day, along with Shannon Bex, confirmed the reunion is over in a statement to their fans on Friday (08Aug14)
The following day (09Aug14), Richard penned her own letter to the public to give her side of the story, and accused O'Day and Bex of completely cutting her out of the group and its social media accounts following the altercation.
Richard wrote, "I am sorry to everyone that this news has to come out. You're worth more. Certain choices were made that I am not proud of. However, I will not be disrespected. Once again, I am sorry to the fans as this should have been handled privately not publicly.
"I continued to work with both parties to try to release the album even when the original story was leaked without anyone being consulted. I have been unable to release my statement via Danity Kane social media because my access to all Danity Kane social media pages has been blocked by DK members.
"This forces me to make my statement on my personal page. This could have all been handled privately; however, certain parties chose to make this public before it could be rectified. I am not justifying my actions. I am saying this was all done before any changes or conversations could even be had."
In O'Day's lengthy letter, she recalled the studio clash for fans and suggested that Richard had yet to apologise for her bad behaviour, revealing that she "watched small lies turn into bigger lies. Those bigger lies turned into verbal abuse. Now the verbal abuse has deteriorated into a physical assault."
O'Day lodged an official battery complaint with police following her alleged fight with Richard.
Danity Kane, which was putting the finishing touches to a comeback album when the fight occurred last Monday (04Aug14), had been littered with trouble since the beginning of the reunion - original member D. Woods refused to be a part of the get together and Aundrea Fimbres quit the group on the opening night of a comeback tour in May (14), after revealing she was pregnant and engaged to wed.
Danity Kane, the all-girl band rap mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs created for a reality TV show, has split, a year after announcing reunion plans. The members fell out following a recent recording session spat, during which singer Dawn Richard allegedly lashed out at Aubrey O'Day, and now the girls have confirmed the reunion is over.
O'Day released a lengthy statement with fellow bandmate Shannon Bex on Twitter.com on Friday (08Aug14), when she recalled the studio clash for fans - without naming names - and suggested that Richard had yet to apologise for her bad behaviour.
She writes, "It breaks my heart that this violence is followed by no sign of remorse. For the past year, I watched small lies turn into bigger lies. Those bigger lies turned into verbal abuse. Now the verbal abuse has deteriorated into a physical assault.
"I put what I knew was right second to what I knew I could handle for the sake of the big-picture success this incredibly talented group of women could have achieved together. It was my goal to prove that with enough understanding the issues behind the scenes could be resolved, and we could continue to create content for one of the most inspiring fan bases I have ever witnessed. I realize now that in order to achieve that reality all three girls would have to want that. And, unfortunately, only two of us put our solo ambitions and lives to a halt and consistently put the team first."
Bex adds, "My heart is heavy. It is all I can do to pull myself out of bed to face this task..."
Richard addressed the break-up in her own statement to TMZ.com, saying, "Sadness does not even remotely begin to describe what I feel right now."
The group reunited in May, 2013, and were putting the finishing touches to a comeback album when the fight occurred on Monday (04Aug14).
O'Day lodged an official battery complaint with police following her alleged fight with Richard.
The reunion was filled with drama from the outset - original member D. Woods refused to be a part of the get together and Aundrea Fimbres quit the group on the opening night of a comeback tour in May (14), after revealing she was pregnant and engaged to wed.
Danity Kane formed on Combs' 2005 reality show Making the Band 3. He fired them from his label in 2009.
Danity Kane's reunion has reportedly suffered another setback after singer Aubrey O'Day filed a police report against bandmate Dawn Richard over a violent studio clash. The Damaged hitmakers were in a Los Angeles recording studio on Monday (04Aug14), when the pair became embroiled in a heated dispute.
The altercation allegedly turned violent, with Richard accused of punching O'Day in the head as the girl band's third member, Shannon Bex, tried and failed to break up the fight, according to TMZ.com.
O'Day has since lodged an official battery complaint with cops, who have launched an investigation into the bust-up.
News of the fall out emerges less than three months after Danity Kane star Aundrea Fimbres stepped down from the line-up on the opening night of the group's comeback tour in May (14), after revealing she is pregnant and engaged to wed.
The only other original member, D. Woods, was not part of the reunion.
Danity Kane was formed by Sean 'Diddy' Combs on 2005 reality show Making the Band 3, but in 2009, he fired the entire group with the exception of Richard.
The remaining trio is expected to release its first album in six years later this year (14).
Danity Kane's pop comeback has been dealt a blow after singer Aundrea Fimbres announced she is leaving the group as she is pregnant and engaged to wed. Fimbres reunited with Dawn Richard, Shannon Bex and Aubrey O'Day last summer (13) to plan a new assault on the charts, four years after they split, and they kicked off their No Filter tour in San Francisco, California on Friday night (16May14), hours after unveiling their new single, Lemonade.
However, fans of the Damaged hitmakers were in for a surprise during the show when Fimbres revealed she was stepping down from the line-up.
Growing emotional, the 30 year old told the crowd, "I do have to say one thing if you guys don't know. I just recently got engaged.
"Two dreams of mine have been to be a singer and be on stage like this and to have a family. In a couple of months, that's all about to come true. I'm going to get married...
"I've gotten to do some amazing things with Danity Kane, but it's time for me to start the next chapter in my life. So I thank you guys from the bottom of my heart... I love you so much. And I just wanted you guys to know from me."
Rumours of Fimbres' departure began swirling following the release of Lemonade on Friday, after fans noticed the cover art for the track only featured three young girls, appearing to depict O'Day, Richard and Bex, running a lemonade stand.
Danity Kane, which was formed by Sean 'Diddy' Combs on 2005 reality show Making the Band 3, will continue as a trio and is expected to release its first album in six years later this year (14).
Original member D. Woods is not part of the reunion.
Newly reunited girl group Danity Kane are set to cement their comeback with a North American tour. Dawn Richard, Aundrea Fimbres, Shannon Bex and Aubrey O'Day announced they were putting the group back together last August (13), and now they are preparing to head out on the road for a 13-city tour in May (14).
A statement from the group reads: "To our fans: Danity Kane is doing this for you.
In addition to the tour, the group is slated to release an album later this year (14).
Sean 'Diddy' Combs created the group in 2005 during reality TV show Making the Band 3 and signed them to Bad Boy Records. In 2009, he fired the entire band with the exception of Dawn Richard.
Former Danity Kane star D. Woods has confirmed reports the band will be reuniting in public at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Sunday night (25Aug13) - but she won't be a part of the get together. The singer has opted to sit out of the reformation, but she wishes her former bandmates well.
In a statement released on Sunday, just hours before the start of the awards show, Woods wrote, "Much love to the ladies of DK!! They have decided to reunite and I, like our amazing fans, will be cheering them on."
She added, "For the past couple of years, myself and the other DK members have been working on other projects individually, such as music, film, television, theater and philanthropy and I have recently signed on to several projects that will have me committed for the next year."
The remaining members of the group, Aubrey O'Day, Shannon Bex, Dawn Richard and Aundrea Fimbres will announce their reunion plans at the MTV VMAs four and a half years after the band split.
Danity Kane, the girl band Sean 'Diddy' Combs' helped create on his reality show Making The Band 3, are reuniting at the MTV Video Music Awards. Aubrey O'Day, Shannon Bex, Dawn Richard and Aundrea Fimbres will hit the red carpet at the prizegiving on Sunday (25Aug13), according to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.
The quartet announced plans for a comeback earlier this year (13) - four years after breaking up.
Danity Kane were formed in 2005, but split just over three years later shortly after O'Day and Wanita Woodgett quit during a heated showdown on Making The Band 4.
In January, 2009, Richard confirmed the band was no more.
During their brief run, Danity Kane became the first female group in U.S. chart history to debut their first two albums at the top of the Billboard 200.
Danity Kane, the all-girl group Sean 'Diddy' Combs created, are planning a reunion, according to a U.S. report. Four original members of the five-piece - Aubrey O'Day, Shannon Bex, Dawn Richard and Aundrea Fimbres - were spotted lunching together in Los Angeles on Monday (13May13) and sources tell TMZ.com the girls are getting back together professionally.
Fifth member Wanita 'D. Woods' Woodgett was not in attendance at the meet-up and it is as yet unknown if she will be a part of the rumoured reunion.
Diddy created the group in 2005 during reality TV show Making the Band 3 and signed them to Bad Boy Records. In 2009, Diddy fired the entire band with the exception of Richard.