According to online reports, Aubrey O'Day is close to putting [artist id="2400155"]Danity Kane[/artist] behind her and is about to sign a solo deal with Steve Rifkind at SRC/Universal.
The KBSRadio.ca report adds that O'Day might be working with Akon on the album when the deal is signed. When reached for comment, a rep for O'Day told MTV News, "We have no comment as of now."
The news comes just weeks after MTV News caught up with O'Day during [article id="1605441"]New York Fashion Week[/article], where she didn't seem to have any details to share about her [article id="1602807"]post-Danity Kane career[/article]. She did say that once she "finished off all my obligations with Danity Kane and Puff and 'Making the Band,' and once that is taken care of, I will be moving forward with a new label and releasing music."
Regardless of her situation with Diddy, she was working on new music at the time. "I'm in the studio being creative. It's been a long time since I've been able to express myself in writing and trying different ways of performing on tracks and different styles of music," she said. "And a lot of the music I've been recording has a rock edge to it, and I love it."
While the report has her teaming up with Akon, she has another big name she'd like to get in the studio with, if given the chance. "I've always said this, even when I was with Danity Kane: I would love to get Snoop on a track," she said. "I'm so in love with Snoop, and we are both West Coast people."
While [article id="1597082"]fellow ousted Danity Kane member D. Woods[/article] has had some solo music hit the Web, new music from O'Day hasn't seen the light of day. "I don't need to leak music. When it's ready to be out there and be heard, [it will be]," she said. "I'm not putting pressure on myself. There was a lot of pressure to release music in the last situation, and I don't want to [release music] because there is pressure [or] because I need to make a move right now. I want to do it when I feel like it's at its best."