It's not as if you didn't see this coming, what with her recent eye-popping photo spread in Complex magazine and her very public ousting from Danity Kane last month. It appears that Aubrey O'Day has posed for Playboy.
Citing its "spies," TMZ reported that O'Day spent Tuesday in a Manhattan photo studio shooting a spread for the magazine with celebrity photographer Markus Klinko, who has snapped portraits of Mariah Carey and Pamela Anderson, and shot the cover of Beyoncé's 2003 album Dangerously in Love. According to TMZ, O'Day's Playboy shoot may feature several lion cubs.
A spokesperson for Playboy told MTV News that the magazine could not confirm or comment on the photo shoot. Attempts to contact a rep for O'Day were unsuccessful by press time.
Danity Kane fans were torn when O'Day and D. Woods were booted from the group by mastermind [artist id="1244169"]Sean "Diddy" Combs[/artist] during the live season-three finale of "Making the Band 4." Some agreed with Diddy that O'Day's self-promotion was distracting from the group, while others declared her their favorite member.
In the days following O'Day's dismissal, remaining DK members Dawn Richard and Shannon Bex both gave interviews. While Bex played nice, Richard didn't, singling out O'Day's Complex shoot and her risque image as the reasons she was kicked out of the group.
"We had just did a signing with Dollhouse Teen, which is for 13-, 14-year-old young girls," Richard told UsMagazine.com. "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 continue to go in the direction that we were going."