As the fallout continues from Danity Kane parting ways with Aubrey O'Day and D. Woods, speculation was rife in the blogosphere that R&B songstress Cassie would be joining the group as its new frontwoman.
And on Monday (October 27), rumors began spreading that Shannon Bex has left the group as well — leaving only Aundrea Fimbres and Dawn Richard
as Danity Kane — based on information a "source" told Elvis Duran from New York radio station Z100.
Bex had said she was "shell-shocked" by O'Day and Woods' departures.
On Monday, MTV News reached out to a rep from Atlantic Records, the group's label, who shot down rumor #1 but did not address rumor #2.
"Cassie is not joining DK," the rep said. "Cassie is set to release her second solo album in spring of '09."
But what about the Shannon rumor? At press time, the rep had not responded to repeated queries on that issue.
Duran's blog post reads in part: "You remember Shannon, the nice, quiet, married girl who was a great team player. Well, guess little momma has more b---s than all the rest of them! Tired of the drama, cat fights and Diddy, she hands in her microphone and tells Mr. Badboy Worldwide where to stick it!"
On the season finale of "Making the Band 4" earlier this month, Diddy told O'Day, "See, your attitude is gonna have you in a dark and lonely place. ... What you need to do, at the end of the day, is humble yourself," and told Woods that she got "caught up in the wrath" of O'Day.