Danity Kane Now A Trio + That Grape Juice Exclusive

Published: Thursday 16th Oct 2008 by Sam
Danity Kane Now A Trio + That Grape Juice Exclusive As I’m sure those who you who caught the ‘live’ finale of Making The Band 4 on Tuesday night know, Diddy sensationally revealed that he has removed Aubrey O’Day AND D. Woods from Danity Kane:

Three years after he picked them to round out the all-girl pop group he’d been assembling, Diddy gave Aubrey O’Day and D. Woods the proverbial boot during Tuesday night’s live season-three finale of “Making the Band 4,” leaving only Aundrea Fimbres, Shannon Bex and Dawn Richard to carry on as Danity Kane. Diddy’s reason for the dismissals? Fame turned O’Day into someone he no longer recognized, he said via satellite, and D. Woods was merely guilty by association, caught up in the shrapnel of O’Day’s celebrity.

But according to Richard, it was O’Day’s image that gave Diddy pause.

“Puff did not like [O’Day’s] image … where her image was going for the group,” she told UsMagazine.com. “It wasn’t a personal thing,” she added, explaining that O’Day’s recent topless appearance on the cover of Complex magazine wasn’t sending the right message to the group’s fans.

“We had just did a signing with Dollhouse Teen, which is for 13-, 14-year-old young girls,” Richard continued. “So, we can’t do that one day and then the next day do an obnoxious cover. … [Diddy] wants the fans, and he says he can’t do that if we can continue to go in the direction that we were going.”

While Diddy said he would work with Woods in the future, O’Day’s time is over. But the group will continue, Richard said.

“Well, Puff told me specifically that Aubrey is no longer in Danity Kane, and Danity Kane will move forward without her,” she explained, adding that Diddy hasn’t mentioned anything about replacing the two singers. “He has not said anything per that. But I think in my heart that he is going to do another show.” {Source}

Peep Aubrey’s speech/clash with Diddy at the finale below (D. Woods did not attend the show):

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Now, as some of you may know, That Grape Juice was on-site ALL-DAY at the 2008 MOBO Awards here in London yesterday. Having not yet watched the finale of Making The Band 4, yet knowing it was aired live, imagine my surprise when I spotted a certain D.Woods sitting right in front of me with her publicist (a friend of That Grape Juice).

After exchanging pleasantries (she is very familiar with the site, dating back to our interview with her back in February) and watching her present an award , I spoke with her on the side about what exactly is going on with Danity Kane (bare in mind I knew nothing of what went down at the finale), she confirmed she’d reveal all in an inteview with That Grape Juice (which will hopefully be in the coming week(s)). Interestingly, however, when shouting out the site, she introduced herself in a way that will leave many scratching their heads, somewhat. Check it out:

Hmmmm…

Wait…there’s more. After the airing of the finale, a press release from MTV touting ‘bonus episodes’ of Making The Band to air in 2009. Check out an extract of what to expect:

With the future of Danity Kane still up in the air, Day26 pursuing their dreams and Donnie Klang working his way to the top, where do they go from here? MTV is extending the drama into 2009 with bonus episodes of the hit reality series “Making The Band.” The saga will continue with the remaining members of Danity Kane, their label mates Day26 and Donnie Klang as they all embark on the next phases of their Bad Boy careers.

The extended season will pick-up where the last one left off…Following all the drama and turmoil from the cliffhanger on the live finale. Fans will catch-up with Day26 as they go out on their own and experience what it’s like to be the opening act for more established recording artists. Can they stay focused and make it on their own without the support of their label mates? Donnie Klang will continue to strive and prove to Diddy that he has what it takes to be a solid solo artist and go on tour with more well known musical acts. Will the hectic pace of the music business put too much strain on Dawn and Que’s romance or will it make their love stronger? The Danity Kane story will continue to unfold after Diddy’s shocking decision to remove Aubrey and D. Woods from the group. Will the Band live on without them? Will Aubrey and D. Woods return to Danity Kane? The bonus episodes will follow MTV’s favorite “Making The Band” artists as they give it all they have while trying to remain true to themselves in the process.

I’m still pretty surprised at the whole thing. I’ll hold my tongue until I learn/hear more of what is going on.

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  1. Anonymous October 16, 2008

    She said “1/5th” of Danity Kane. So they didn’t break up? GOD DAMN!!!! This is so confusing! I have no idea what the hell is going on. Are they a trio? Is D. Woods still in the group? Did Aubrey come back?

    Please post the D. Woods interview ASAP… when possible. Someone needs to get this s*** straight. Thanks!

  2. katebozz October 16, 2008

    Why is it that everytime a s**** gets called a s**** or trash gets called trash, the s****/trash becomes a feminist and claims to be so real?

    Aubrey looks bad. She has gained wait to cover up the fake breast and lips and she tooks BAD. Thats what happens when you be-friend Skanks like Jenna Jameson and Kim Kardashion.

    maybe if they would have gotten the proper promotion and management Aubrey wouldn’t have done all this for attention….maybe

    and those 3 by themselves is one BORING ASS GROUP. AT Least bring D.woods back.

    D proly took getting out of DK as a get outta jail Bad boy jail free pass. Yall know how diddy does his artist.

    SHannon LOOKED VERY PRETTY.

    Katebozz

  3. Anonymous October 16, 2008

    Aubrey should back away from the coke.

  4. Anonymous October 16, 2008

    Nah, i think in the next series of MRB5 he’ll welcome them both back. faux drama

  5. Anonymous October 16, 2008

    Danity Kane is gone.

  6. Anonymous October 16, 2008

    this situation is ridiculous

  7. Anonymous October 16, 2008

    just fake…just for promo and a lot of viewers off the “bonus” episodes…crap

  8. Anonymous October 16, 2008

    That’s so NOT real…. I betcha they’re still together. That has FAKE written all over it

  9. Anonymous October 16, 2008

    so that’s the ‘prior engagement’ that prevented her from being on the live finale. she’s in london.

  10. Anonymous October 16, 2008

    i think its a publicity stunt… a smart one. i friggin love danity kane! most likely they will be back together.

  11. Anonymous October 16, 2008

    i thought she looked nice and i dont think kim k is a s**** for having a s** tape with a boyfriend of MULTIPLE years. ppl need to get over the fact that ppl have different turn ons and ways of doing things in a relationship. and about he jenna jamenson bit, she probably accepts aubrey more as a person and is there for her more than any other ‘non-s****’person. she’s raunchy so wha?! i swear the europeans def have a one up on matters of public sexuality

  12. number1k9 October 16, 2008

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    Yeah, I don't think I could dig Danity Kane without Aubrey, and then on top of that D. Woods. Aubrey really made the group exciting. Atleast she did on Making The Band show.

    I would be highly upset if Aubrey & D. Woods were asked to rejoin the group on the 5th season of MTB, and then during the 5th season they decided to discuss the group and how they can better themselves as a unit.

    OR

    I'd dislike it if they tried to seriously find two new members ON NATIONAL TV to replace members of the band. That would just be really lame. I don't know, it almost seems like Danity Kane cannot be healed.

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  13. MzJGaines October 16, 2008

    It’s practical Diddy . . . it’s publibicity stunt . . . no doubt. Danity Kane is a decent act and fairly decent in albums sales. I actually like to see them perform. Why would you ruin that. If Aubrey and D. Woods are under contract, he can’t kick them out that easy. That is as breach of contract, can we say lawsuit.

  14. AaronMichael[Songwriter] October 16, 2008

    they’d be better off as a trio with Dawn taking the lead. Nevertheless the group as a whole is still very underwhelming.

  15. jonnyhco October 16, 2008

    i agree with the person above me.aundrea,dawn and shannon are the best singers,dancers and best looking in the group.im glad that the other 2 chickenheads are gone. maybe i might but their new albums

  16. Anonymous October 16, 2008

    Its nothing wrong with having a s** tape untill you show it to the world. Kim used a s** tape to get famous. F****** S****.

    And does anyone know how Aubrey met Jenna Jamison and Kim Kardashion.

  17. Anonymous October 17, 2008

    I do think something is weird going on maybe puff is trying to do a massive publicity stunt so he planned it to amke it 3 so they got more publicity

    Puff is a f****** twat

  18. Anonymous October 17, 2008

    wow…puff and dawn are concerned about their 13 year old tween fans and aubrey’s complex shoot, but include such a sexual song on their album like “Strip Tease”…its all [email protected]*%!

  19. Anonymous October 17, 2008

    ^^^ Shut up, there’s such a big difference. Anyway Aubrey looks like a dirty pig. I’m glad she’s gone.

  20. PATTYKAKE October 17, 2008

    aubrey is such a s***, i’m glad she’s gone. she allowed fame to turn her into a beast too quick. i think dawn is a good lead for the group.

    puff should consider giving d woods a second chance tho.

    y’all need to stop hating on my girl kim k

  21. WithLove October 18, 2008

    Diddy is trying to pull a destiny’s child when they kicked out those 2 members skyrocket. How on earth is he gonna kick the “Beyonce” of the group?

  22. Anonymous October 18, 2008

    What the hell is Puff thinking. He actually to my surprise formed a group of singers that vocally worked great together. I always looked forward to hearing what new and great sound this girls would come out with on the recordings. Its understandable that when you get 5 people from different backgrounds together that some tension might arise. I hope that whatever drama has developed over the last couple of months can be put to rest. Diddy, you put 5 girls over 3 years out into the limelight. Learn how to control your artist versus getting rid of them because they have minds of there own. It would have been understandable if that was written in there contracts, but to prevent a artist from developing is crazy. If diddy can change his name hell of many times then why cant the girls do the same. Let Danity Kane be Danity Kane.

  23. Anonymous March 6, 2009

    2009- dinity kane is no longer together they aubrey odays doing play boy dawns a solo artice dwoods falling aiubrey like she’s her pet in shannon with her husband she quiet the group in wants nothing too do with it in andrea is trying too become a solo artice!!!!

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