Hot Shots: Dawn Richard Tributes Danity Kane In ’86’ Short Film

Published: Monday 26th Nov 2012 by Sam

Since taking flight solo, Dawn Richard has established herself as one of the industry’s most exciting prospects. Indeed, the last year has seen the former Bad Boy beauty etch her name into mass consciousness with jaw-dropping music videos and concepts that push envelopes.

Hence, it’s little surprise that the singer is drawing on these traits for her new single ’86’ and its accompanying short film. The lead release from Richard’s ‘GoldenHeart’ album (due next year), the track’s visual features a homage to the group that started her journey – Danity Kane.

“’86 is a homage to my past,” says Dawn. “Everyone wants to look at the Danity Kane thing as a negative but it’s a positive.  The girls have been and continue to be a guiding force in my journey throughout this music business.

Peep more pics below…

While we feel Danity Kane’s break-up will forever remain one of Pop’s most tragic tragedies (see: unfulfilled potential), we’re enjoying watching Dawn’s solo ascend. Bring on the video!

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  1. NAVI November 26, 2012

    look interesting.

  2. Monstarebel (DIAMONDS IS NUMBER 1) November 26, 2012

    Yaaas……I love this woman she’s creative beautiful talented & wise I have lots of respect for her keep doing ya thing beautiful…

    • Pressed H*** Like Yourself November 26, 2012

      OMG i can’t wait for this

      • Monstarebel (DIAMONDS IS NUMBER 1) November 26, 2012

        me either girl dawn never disappoints

      • Pressed H*** Like Yourself November 26, 2012

        I’m just so happy for her i’m glad you like her to we have something in common. her Christmas EP comes out Friday can’t wait she so extraordinary

  3. Pressed H*** Like Yourself November 26, 2012

    DAMN this is Looking good she so beautiful and talented i need her more in my life

  4. MC November 26, 2012

    She is one flawless women, really beautiful and talented. It looks very creative and I cannot wait to see more of this. Beautiful Dawn.

  5. wrinkle flop ora November 26, 2012

    OK. She is talented and starting to push the creative scape. Why is she not getting signed to a major? Cassie and Christina Millian cannot sing, yet they stay getting major label deal after label deal. WHY?

  6. Auntie_Jackie November 26, 2012

    So dope.

    Miss Danity Kane & Love Her.

  7. Mr. GQ November 26, 2012

    Yes Dawn!!! I’m so hyped to see this video!

  8. SHA (F*** The Navy and LAX) November 26, 2012

    FLOP F L O P FLOP FLOP
    She needs to bleach her skin too dark

    • wrinkle flop ora November 26, 2012

      what do u mean?

      • RG2 November 27, 2012

        f*** SHA (F*** THE NAVY AND LAX) they’re clearly ignorant and misguided. WHO ARE THEY TO JUDGE SOMEONES SKIN COLOR? #NOBODY. ONE DAY HE/SHE WILL SEE WHY THEY’RE GONNA ROT IN HELL FOR BEING A DISGUSTING, PREJUDICE, RACIST ASSHOLE.

    • RG2 November 27, 2012

      You always call dark skinned people ugly, I honestly think your either a racist or prejudice which just shows how ignorant you are as a person. God makes all human beings different for a reason no one was meant to look the same as the other. Its comments like your that displays why the black community has issues with skin color (LIGHT SKIN VS. DARK SKIN) which is a highly ignorant and unethical debate. Dark skin is beautiful. You should be ashamed for treating people badly because their skin is darker than yours.

  9. Grindahz November 26, 2012

    great video…

  10. jammy November 27, 2012

    so is this really the past DK members, agreeing to be in her video? Wow. That must take a lot for the ones trying to make it on their own.

    • LaLaLoo November 27, 2012

      that’s not aubs, shannon, drea and D. just girls portraying them…

      still a nice touch from Dawn.

  11. phillydoinit November 27, 2012

    She needs some lotion or oil on that ashy thigh…

  12. antertain November 29, 2012

    Love just another DK album….
    OHHHHH

    Dawn has put in a lot of work. Proud of her efforts.

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