The Bad Boy curse strikes again. This time Day26 are its latest victims.
After teasing a new album and reality series, the R&B quartet look poised to press on following their departure from the Diddy-helmed label. However, in an open-letter to their fans today, the group confirmed that they have decided to take a “break”.
The press release after the jump…
“We would also like to acknowledge that this journey would have not been made possible without the vision and mastermind of Sean “Diddy” Combs and of course MTV Networks for making a group of unknown men, the stars that they are today.”
“We simply thank you from the bottom of our hearts and really want you to know that the journey does not end here. We continue to wish each other the very best and continued success in all of our individual endeavors, and all we ask of you is to please give each member a chance and the opportunity to shine in whatever they do.”
…And as the saying goes, this is not a goodbye, but a simply see you later.
God bless you all,
Much Love, DAY26.
Sigh. The whole Bad Boy narrative (past and present) continues to serve as one of the most frustrating in the industry. It’s one thing if the artists they signed on were wack (ala Cassie), however from Danity Kane to Total, to 112, to Day26, the once flourishing juggernaut boasted talent aplenty. And yet it’s also the imprint most noted for the sheer number of career gravestones it houses. Clearly, something in the milk isn’t clean. Most notably Diddy’s ego.
From the appearing on every song (“uh yeah, it’s Bad Boy”), to dancing like a tool in every video, to ultimately promoting himself over his brand, he’s done the equivalent of building an amazing house only to take a dump all over it. Multiple times. A mucky mess.
Here’s hoping Willie and co find the success they deserve, because -like the Danity Kane’s of the world- they’re too talented not to.