Dawn Richard Joins Diddy’s ‘Making The Band’ Reboot

Published: Wednesday 4th Mar 2020 by Sam

Diddy is rallying the troops for the reboot of ‘Making The Band’ – and his latest recruit may be his most necessary yet.

Because, it’s just been confirmed that Danity Kane‘s Dawn Richard has been on-boarded as a judge on the revived MTV series.

Details below…

Richard made the announcement moments ago, sharing that she had just come off the phone with Diddy and revealing that she’ll be guest-judging the Houston portion of the auditions:

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so yeah. Just got off the phone with @diddy im joining #makingtheband as a judge! Indie stand up! Representing the SOUTH! Im Headed to Houston this Saturday to help him find some amazing talent. #makingtheband …. Wanna uplift. Inspire….. #danitykane #diddydirtymoney Auditions start 10 am •see you soon!

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Richard’s history with the Bad Boy mogul is well-documented.

Indeed, as part of Danity Kane, she (and her group) stand as the most successful output from the Making The Band franchise and one of the most commercially astute from the lengthy list of careers Puff has been at the helm of.

She notably continued to work with him post DK as part of experimental ensemble Diddy-Dirty Money.

Recent years have seen her make a name for herself as an indie solo star, but this serves as a full circle moment for sure. And dare we say, one Diddy needed in his attempt to legitimise this new incarnation of MTB.

Especially, as the omission of Danity Kane (or Day26) mentions from the promo of the new show felt flat out bizarre. After all, the series is unavoidably tied to the creation and rise of DK, so why not embrace that. And in some small way right the wrong that was dealt to one of Pop’s most gifted (and mishandled) groups.

News of Dawn’s involvement comes as she gears up to release joint music with bandmate Aubrey O’Day in the form of ‘Strawberry Milk.’

‘Making The Band’ returns to screens later this year.

Randomness: Check out this super insightful recent interview with Dawn, during which she delves into unknown realities of Making The Band, Danity Kane, and her broader career. It’s a much watch and adds a lot of added (and, prior to now, unknown) context to a lot of situations.

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  1. Ugghh March 4, 2020

    BOO BOO THE FOOL. He ruined your career. You’re stuck doing EP’s these days

  2. Onika The R***** Whisperer March 4, 2020

    Good for her. It probably is the biggest paycheck she got the past decade, which also doesn’t say much.

  3. Only Facts March 4, 2020

    What a clown. I wonder if Aubrey and her are going to fight over this. He literally stalled your promising career dawn. Wtf?!

  4. Susan March 4, 2020

    Y’all, please rewatch Britney:For the record on YouTube. Britney literally says all the way back in 2008 in that documentary that everyone around her hears what she says, but nobody is listening. Then she says how controlled her life is. #FreeBritney

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  6. J March 4, 2020

    I might just watch lol.

  7. Miko March 4, 2020

    I feel like Diddy is going to try to sign her to a solo deal. Sounds like it may be a way to rebuild the relationship.

  8. Gee March 4, 2020

    Dawn has used her platform as an independent artist, and she has done quite well for herself. Being apart of the MTB reboot will only help get back to a bigger audience.

    • kiena March 4, 2020

      haha just for one Audition how will it help her. I dont think so the group was realy taletend and didd broke them to early up!

  9. TLD March 4, 2020

    AMAZING!!! The right choice!!!!
    The rest of the ladies would have been garbage!!!

  10. Johny5 March 5, 2020

    Diddy dirty money reunion would be fire

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