Danity Kane Drama: Dawn Richard Claps Back At Dumblonde

Published: Friday 18th Sep 2015 by Sam

The reality of Danity Kane continues to unravel and it’s laced with all sorts of drama.

This week ex members Aubrey O’Day and Shannon Bex (who now go by the name Dumblonde), took aim at their former comrade Dawn Richard in an explosive interview on The Breakfast Club.

The Dance duo – whose new EP is due on September 25th – sunk their claws into Richard, spilling on their various clashes with her, including “the” punch that disbanded DK3 and her alleged rift with D. Woods.

Naturally, it was only a matter of time before Richard clapped back.

Her words, via Twitter, below…



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  1. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans September 18, 2015

    Dawn is classier than them. Even though she didn’t have to respond, she told nothing but the truth. She was DK and they will deal. She’s on her THIRD criticslly- acclaimed album while they have yet to release a BODY of work as good as her. She’s unbothered.

    • You tried September 18, 2015

      This ish is very childish and I wish Dawn hadn’t have them a second chance! No one would’ve been talking about them at all! Aubrey no one talked about her besides her plastic Surgs and everyone forgot about the other girl! Dawn has been doing her thing ever since and Dwoods be on the hustle! BLACK MEDIA LIKE BREAKFAST CLUB are COONS! QUEENS ! Just like TGJ staff oops ! Seriously they let that girl come on the show and play the #VICTIM ! Really come on Dawn didn’t just hit the girl because they “caught her up” even the look in Shannon’s face when AUBREY was telling all the lies was a dead give away that it was LIES DAWN GRIND GET MONEY AND FLIP UR HAIR AT THESE DESPERATE BI***es

      • Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans September 18, 2015

        Speak it!

      • Laced September 18, 2015

        I feel you. I don’t know why Aubrey is the way she is, but fame changed her for the worst. She should have been much bigger than what she is now, so she’s living in her karma everyday.

  2. kp September 18, 2015

    She is trash Dumblonde is amazing.Songs are perfection.A breathe of fresh air.Dawn is garbage plain and simple

    • toohotfortv September 18, 2015

      Now I wouldn’t call myself a fan but, to say she’s trash… well, we all know that’s not true.

      • XYZ September 18, 2015

        Honestly, I think Dawn thinks she’s bigger than she is. Was never able to connect with her, even though she has a good voice, but she seems to be a b****. Whatever – the whole thing is childish. They are all grown up women and should not talk about that matter anymore.

        Listened to Dumblonde’s songs…they sound really good, didn’t expect that…

  3. What now September 18, 2015

    Sorry, but while I like Dawn the most musically and always felt she waz the star of DK, I’ve always found her 2 b extremely shady and a liar. She likes to kill and clean the blood from her hands, but always leaves spots on the carpet. Every 1 can’t b a liar. She iz a b**** and I do believe she wud do some s*** like hide behind a fan site and post rumors. Even n the clip of the reality show (DK3), she waz out “handling business” for every other venture but wat her focus shud have been on, which iz DK. Still, I’m here 4 her. I just wish that DK cud have worked out. 5H wud not b where they r now.

    • pon_De September 18, 2015

      exactly…you can’t say I fux with D. Woods and then in the next sentence say we never connected??? Bish what?? The only thing Dawn specifically addressed was the car issue and she said Aubrey was telling the truth. But, everything was a lie?? Bish what?? If folks were lying about you going online and talking ish about your bandmates that’s called slander and one would think you’d sue for someone tarnishing your brand yet she says “why can’t we move on and just make music”….spoken just like someone who had the tea spilled on them!

      • Beauty September 18, 2015

        I truly do believe you can fuch with someone and not “connect” with them. If they had a meeting of the minds, like in business, or other common interests, then they could fuch with each other in that way. The “connect” is lost on the vibe/energy of the two people coming together. Everybody you’re cool with at work (for the purpose of achieving work goals and getting paid) isn’t everybody you’d call to hang out with after work/on days off. There’s a reason for that, and it don’t have to be ~hate.

        Every astrological sign has another sign that they don’t smoothly get along with in different areas. Some signs are better (or worse) for us at work, home, school, family, friends & lovers. The very astrological sign that’s like a beautiful dream for you as a friend, may be your worse nightmare as your lover. It don’t mean they ain’t ish, just means ya’ll not connecting on that level of relationship. Same for school/education and work/business, etc.

        At the end of the day tho, I think Dawn and D. are cool.

  4. Fancy BISH September 18, 2015

    Aubrey said that Dawn’s last name is pronounced the normal way…not the way she wants everyone to say it…that let me know that Miss Aubrey is pressed like church clothes…like, that should be the least of your concerns…chile, all I know is Dawn clocked her so damn hard…she got her shook, calling the po po lol 🙂

  5. mcking September 18, 2015

    she may clap back but she just bitter the truth came out…dawn cared bout herself..Aubrey reunited DK & thought everyone will start afresh asides Aubrey never dissed d.woods it was the crowd..what if out Aubrey & shan were trying out dawn’s adlibs just to surprise her the next day? She blew it big time… I’m done with DK

    • toohotfortv September 18, 2015

      Haha…. chile, that is not the surprise any artist would appreciate. Not at all! If you believe that, you’re an imbicil.

  6. Kitty Puurrzz September 18, 2015

    I’ve always liked Dawn but i really do believe everything Aubrey was saying.

  7. #JACKIE September 18, 2015

    Dawn bye why would anyone use your flop ass name for promo kii she is delusional. I always knew she was a sneaky b****.

  8. RaiseYourHands September 18, 2015

    Dawn videos getting played on TV. Dumblonde videos can’t even rack up 100k views on youtube. BlackHeart is critical acclaimed and one of the best album of 2015. Dawn don’t need anyone, those two need each other to get some shine. Aubrey was suppose to be the best thing musically out of Dk, Dawn snatched that from her. You see how many reasons Aubrey O’day has to be bitter and create malicious lies against Dawn. When nothing won’t work, they start to tell lies!!
    I want Dawn to drop her single on the 25th now.

    I feel for Dwoods. There’s no way my friend would drag me mercilessly behind the scenes and I would let her wiggle her way back into your life.

  9. King Mark111 /.\ September 18, 2015

    You know how to tell what’s a lie and what’s the truth? Lies don’t connect, there’s holes and they’re always “I won’t/can’t get into details”, while the truth is “Here’s what happen, this caused this and resulted into that” and that’s how I can tell that Aubrey was telling the truth and Dawn is telling lies. When Dawn was on there, it was choppy, because when you lie, you’re making it up as you go. DB were snapping, here’s ABC and XYZ, the breakfast club even asked questions and she was still popping them out without a stutter and the spoon stir was when she said her name is Dawn RichwARD and not RiSHARD. Hahahahaha
    And it’s sad that the only two Black girls couldn’t get along, D Wood was always the cool one. Dawn thinks she’s high class and more.

    • Laced September 18, 2015

      This is because she is a good liar. Lying is what she practices regularly. Aundrea blew her cover when she leaked their fake scripted show that never made it to TV. She got caught telling lies on the Marriage boot camp. And she is so bold face with it. There’s were rumors she was sleeping with Diddy before Dawn auditioned for MTB. Thats another lie she made up on the breakfast club.

      • King Mark111 /.\ September 18, 2015

        That could be the case, but in THAT interview she was too spot on for it to be lies. Plus in the show Dawn and D. Woods NEVER interacted with each other. Two black southern girls don’t have anything in common? No, someone was bitter.

      • pon_De September 18, 2015

        boo a good liar wouldn’t reference something that can be easily disproven…someone could easily dig up that fan that tracked Dawn’s IP and ask did this happen? the answer would be hell yes because Dawn seems the pressed type. Aubrey came with facts and Dawn is coming with “they lying/can’t we all just get along”….

      • Laced September 18, 2015

        It can’t be disproven to be false because it wasn’t proven to be true, it was said by mouth with no proof. Don’t be naiive and gullible. How are you?

        Where and who was the fan that caught Dawn? What was the fansite? Where is the documents showing these to be facts? There is no proof period! Aubrey just talking, I mean lying her behind off.

    • Laced September 18, 2015

      Do you know what it means to be spot on? Aubrey was not spot on when she said Dawn leaked that she was sleeping with Diddy because this was a rumor before Dawn was on MTB. So Aubrey lied! I gave you three instances where Aubrey lied in the past and you’re yet to point out Dawn lies to me. Dawn admitted she never connected with D woods.

      I believe there is Dawn’s version, Aubrey’s version, D woods version, Aundrea’s version, Shannon’s version then there is the truth.
      Dumblonde is obviously using Dawn and Dk past drama for promo.

      • credits September 19, 2015

        regardless of whether the Aubrey/Diddy rumour was there before Dawn, she was still on the message board perpetuating it and that’s the point. Aubrey did mention that her mother is a lawyer so i bet she is already aware of the consequences of slander which is another reason why i don’t think se is lying. If Dawn doesn’t take legal action to handle these so-called “lies” i think it will be pretty clear that Aubrey is telling the truth.

    • dtsol September 19, 2015

      Aubrey kept flipping the script whenever the breakfast club asked her a question that threatened her agenda. When asked about the secret studio sessions with her and Shannon, she flipped the script on dawn from 6 yrs ago. When asked why she went back knowing what dawn did she flipped the script and started talking about diddy leaving them broke. She came out looking clean because she dodged all the bullets. Aubrey has manipulated every girl in her group until she no longer needed them. SHE was the one that took shots at dwoods TWICE during dk4&3. the second time may have been a mistake, but the first time was deliberate. They ALL played their part in this. Especially dawn and aubrey, but Aubrey is just better at covering her tracks.

  10. Cake September 18, 2015

    Aubrey is fighting a losing battle to take down Dawn. She’s making great music so I don’t care, well unless she is a r***** (see Bill Cosby).

  11. Sharp Needle September 18, 2015

    Here’s the thing: Dawn makes great music! Sometimes left field & too try hard , just to be seen as different. Like this girl has changed her appearance to get this Mother Nature look when we know the REAL nose Ms. Dawn. Dawn reputation is NASTY! even Kalenna attested to this as well. I believe Aubrey. No one will ever really know the REAL truth however. Dawn is a LIAR! Girl lied about the Brandy influence & discovering Brandy when she was in college! Like GIRL BYE! I’m 20 & know who Brandy is! LIKE HAVE SEVERAL! at the end NOBODY wins because none of the girls are impacting ANY MAJOR CHARTS. F*** the critical acclaim Dawn when your albums are taking you no WHERE & no real label home! Dawn is BLACKLISTED like Azealia Banks TRUTH BE TOLD

  12. Usual Observer September 18, 2015

    I’m over them altogether. They have become annoying AF with all of this bickering for women of their age that have been in the industry still trying to make it for over a decade now. I supported DK and Dawn with my coins but I withdraw myself at this moment. Over them.

  13. Usual Observer September 18, 2015

    And, yes. Dawn plastic face ass be lying…. She can’t even be honest about her apparent surgeries on her face. Come on, now. Just go away. Go work at Walmart or some sh*t.. I believe Aubrey may have exxagerated some things but I don’t think ALL of those people, in and out of DK, are telling the SAME lies on ONE person.. Think about it

  14. EXPETHIAN…. KII, it’s AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig… B*tches! September 18, 2015

    This is my issue, IF what Aubrey told was the truth then she is just as bad if not worse for badwagoning it. She is guilty by association for ever reuniting with DK4 and DK3, and she is guilty for throwing D.Woods name in the mud but suddenly siding with her because of the breakup. Remember Ebony&Ivory? Aubrea? Dawbrey?.. funny how Aubrey used and manipulated every one of those girls for her own gain. Every year she would single out one of the girls to be her BFF and she would turn them against the other group members. *NENE VOICE* you never can win when you dirty hunnay.


  15. Usual Observer September 18, 2015

    I agree.. The real shade is that Dawn and Aubrey are much more alike than they are different. Now, twirl on that! *phaedra voice* lol since all this has hit the fan, they both give me manipulator tease… Chile. They all just need to go on indeed.com and see who hiring……

  16. Usual Observer September 18, 2015

    I also followed Dawn once upon on IG and she would always delete comments when people would call her out about photoshopping her photos. She’s incredibly insecure and I believe Aubrey is just as insecure in her looks as well. They are each other and don’t even realize it.

    • Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans September 18, 2015

      She had the nerve to say that she didn’t get any plastic surgery done and that it was just some camera tricks. I almost died reading that. But yeah Dawn can be a little extra.

      • credits September 19, 2015

        funny right? because it is equally pathetic to have to resort to camera tricks…

  17. Mtj September 18, 2015

    She also released some tea on why drea left. She said aundrea left because she never liked aubrey.

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig September 18, 2015

      Drea is the only one I have consistently liked from the beginning to end. I feel like she has been shortchanged the most out of this, because she is the only one who sings because she loves it (I would have mentioned Dawn too, but I can’t forget about the time she joined Dirty Money for coinz). I just hope she is happy in whatever she pursues in her life, because she is a genuine person.

  18. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig September 18, 2015

    The cellulite thing was so damn ridiculous to bring up, how could she have started that rumour if Diddy was the one who called D.Woods out on her weight first. You can’t start a rumour about weight, either someone is skinny, average or overweight… end of discussion! Aubrey sounded dumb as bricks for trying that one.

  19. #TeamTinashe Stan September 18, 2015

    I’ve never heard much about this group when they were together other than that show they were on, that is all.

    I don’t understand the hype.

  20. SCALPING THOTS September 18, 2015


    • King Mark111 /.\ September 18, 2015

      Do you recall the main drama that broke them up was that they found out Dawn was doing solo records. It just now hit me on why the others were booted, but Dawn stayed. Because Dawn signed a new or even a solo deal with Diddy. I always wondered why he kept her and it wasn’t for no dirty money. That was cause he couldn’t do anything with her. So even back then, the main reason for the break up then and now was because of Dawn.

      • Mtj September 18, 2015

        Originally only d and Aubrey were let go. They were going to continue danity kane as a trio but Shannon said she wouldn’t do it unless all the girls were there so she quit the group.

        That left dawn and aundrea who stuck around until diddy fired aundrea because he said he couldn’t trust her after she said she wanted to quit the group because aubrey was doing Broadway and was missing shows,rehearsals and club dates.

        That’s how dawn stayed. Three got fired one quit and diddy also kept her because she owned the name danity Kane and put her in DM

      • credits September 19, 2015

        If you watch Dawn’s videos and listen to her music, her work and her grind make it so clear that she wants to be the solo star she could never be in Dk and dirty money. Honestly, i think getting back with the group was to put some extra coins in her pocket to continue to fund her independent career.

    • King Mark111 /.\ September 18, 2015

      Plus Dawn came up with the name and I heard owned the right to it. Hint the reason Diddy kept her so the girls couldn’t go else where with the name. Hint the reason they could”comeback”, but leave out D woods, hint the reason the blondes couldn’t go on with the DL name because Dawn owns it. It’s making so much sense now.

      • SCALPING THOTS September 18, 2015


      • Cake September 18, 2015

        Dawn comes off as extremely selfish and one to keep to herself so I doubt she wants to fcuk with them. She does her own thing and doesn’t bother none of them. She always say if people dont want to fcuk with her, then dont fcuk with her. It’s like her motto. Even on MTB she never cared about anybody but herself. She should never again be in a group. I feel the same way about Aubrey and groups. Not everyone should be in a group.

        These girls are problematic. They give off bad vibes. If I was in the industry I would avoid each and everyone of them.

      • kiona luv September 19, 2015

        Diddy also kept Dawn because she writes,Dawn wrote a lot of records for DK. Diddy knew he f***** up when he just dismissed D.Woods from the group in that meeting (guilty by association with Aubrey) that’s why he tried to contact DW after the fact.

  21. Rosie September 18, 2015

    This group is so messy. It always confuses me wtf

  22. Cake September 18, 2015

    What really happened to Da Band? Day 26? I think these groups under the supervision of Diddy, signed to Bad Boy never stood any chance. Diddy was not gonna deal with them beyond the show anyway. Diddy Dirty Money came and went too.

    DK never formed a real bond. I don’t care who pretends to like who, for whatever reason at whatever time, those girls aren’t genuine friends. DC3 was the last group to form a genuine bond. PCD ended messy, but they still managed to handle their business as classy women. 5th Harmony is going to end badly too, just wait for it.

    • credits September 19, 2015

      remember donnie klang? lol

    • kiona luv September 19, 2015

      Day26 started having problems but Diddy didn’t have anything to do with it. Day26 hired outside management on their own,I believe it was Willie in the group who actually brought Screwface in to manage the group and that shady as mf was doin grimy as s***. Day26 suppose to be getting back together for another album but they all are doin solo projects right now and Willie is on love&hip-hop Hollywood ????lol

  23. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans September 18, 2015

    Mad as hell that Queen Janet just cancelled her iHeartRadio Festival show because of an ear problem. This show would’ve been so beneficial for reintroducing her to the general public and generating some more publicity for the album. Oh, well! At least she’s slaying her tour every night! Oh, and kii at Janet’s Japan shows being at a stadium with a 36,000+ capacity. What will the haters say now? Watch her work and take notes!

    • JanStan September 19, 2015

      I agree. Although I’m seeing her on the 10th in vegas so not too bad. Im dying with anticipation. Plus I was gonna try to avoid watching her iheart performance anyways so I can take in the full experience later:) I’m a little curious about the Japan dates now that she can’t fly. Hope it all works out for the queen though.

      • Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans September 19, 2015

        That’s great! I’m seeing her when she comes to Atlanta for the Phillips Arena date and Philadelphia for the Energy Console date. It would be cool to see her in Vegas too. But I was really upset with this show because a lot of old artists like Duran Duran and The Killers performed. Even the crowd went crazy for Lil Wayne’s explicit set.

        I just hope that she doesn’t cancel the Japan dates. There her first stadium dates in several years and I genuinely want to see yet slay a stadium stage like on the “All for You” tour and prove the haters wrong in effort to show them she still has plenty of power in the music industry. Oh, well! I guess time will tell.

  24. JanStan September 19, 2015

    All members of girl groups GENUINELY LOVE each other….until they become famous. Something about fame does that to people in general, but for whatever reason girl bandmates take it to another level. From the Supremes to TLC to En Vogue to DC. The biggest girl groups ever have fallen to the ish. Sad.

  25. Liyoh September 19, 2015

    Dawn makes amazing music and was definitely the most talented DK member, having said that the b**** is a bully. You don’t even have to be super smart to realize that. Just check her responses since the beginning of the beefs (way before this interview). And I doubt Aubrey would be lying about that knowing D. woods could just say it was a lie if it truly was.

  26. rome September 19, 2015

    Dawn needs to have several seats, dainty Kane could never work as long as she keeps walking around with this stank diva attitude, none of her music is going anywhere so to me she is on the same level as each and every other member in the group, then she had the nerve to make delusional comments talking about she doesn’t know why people compare her to brandy, b**** six years ago you were singing have you ever and other brandy songs every chance she got talking about how much of an inspiration she is. The whole dirty money album she was trying so hard to imitate her vocal styling.its obvious dawn isnt to trustworthy herself.

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