When “Making the Band” returned for its fourth season earlier this year, only two girls, Aundrea Fimbres and Dawn Richard , returned to try and piece together their careers on Bad Boy and as members of [artist id=”2400155″]Danity Kane[/artist].
After going almost the whole season without revealing the group’s fate, [artist id=”1244169″]Diddy[/artist] shared with the girls on Thursday night that he had formally let Aubrey O’Day and D. Woods (whom he’d fired at the end of last season), as well as Shannon Bex (who decided not to return to the show) out of their Bad Boy contracts.
But the real kicker came when he also announced that he’d also be letting Fimbres out of her contract. “You’re a great person, you’re a great girl, but if I did another group, I wouldn’t feel comfortable doing a group with you,” he told her. “I’ve given a lot of thought and I’m gonna let you out your contract too.”
He then revealed to the girls that he would be keeping Richard on at Bad Boy. “As far as for you, Dawn, I still want to make music with you. I still want you to be signed to the label,” he said. “And if I decide to put back together Danity Kane, then you’ll be the only member that’d still be there.”
He continued, “This isn’t a decision I wanted to make. To be honest, y’all girls made this decision for me.”
After being let out of her contract, Fimbres said, “We worked really, really hard to be where we are, and for it to end the way that it did sucks,” she said. “But I can’t be mad. I’ve done the things that I came here to do.
“I’m connected to them for the rest of my life because of something we accomplished together,” she added. “Danity Kane will always be D., Aubrey, Shannon, Dawn and me.”
On Thursday, Diddy Tweeted about his decision. “To all the Danity Kane fans-i truly am sorry. I really did my best.. I’m lookin fwd 2 makin another female band! Thank u 4 all ur support!!!” he wrote. “At the end of the day i just want people to be happy.. if Danity Kane couldn’t be happy together, i’d rather they be happy apart. All love!!!”
The live season finale is set for next Thursday, and there is Internet chatter that all of Danity Kane’s former members will make an appearance on the show.