Diddy Takes Ex-Danity Kane Singer Dawn Richard On Last Train To Paris

Richard and songwriter Kalenna Harper make up the duo Dirty Money for Diddy's upcoming album.

For his next album, the Auto-Tune-tinged Last Train to Paris, [artist id="1244169"]Diddy[/artist]‘s musical persona on the project will take an emotional journey from London to France’s capital, falling in and out of love with a mysterious lady.

But the Bad Boy boss won’t be taking the trip alone. He’s created a female duo for Last Train to Paris, composed of ex-Danity Kane singer Dawn Richard and songwriter Kalenna Harper.

“I put together a group on the album called Dirty Money,” Diddy told MTV News. “And [how they got their name], that’s a long story that we can’t get into. But the female voices helping me tell the story are Dawn from Danity Kane [and Kalenna]. … We just vibin’ and making music, having a good time. The album is gonna be something different for me, and I don’t have to support it by myself. I’m able to be surrounded and supported by two incredible people.”

Plenty of fans know Richard from her time on MTV’s “Making the Band” and being a part of the platinum-selling group Danity Kane. The singer is also a songwriter and has stayed on Bad Boy Records to continue working with Diddy. Her Dirty Money counterpart may be new to most, but Kalenna Harper is also a noted songwriter with credits for tracks by Jennifer Lopez and Christina Milian as a part of music-making trio Moodswing Productions.

While Auto-Tune has faced a backlash after Jay-Z’s “D.O.A.” track , short for “Death of Auto-Tune,” Diddy is still onboard. But no date has been confirmed for Last Train to Paris. The hip-hop mogul said the album is on the way, but fans should support other artists first.

“The train is coming,” Diddy said. “It’s coming, it’s coming. Right now, it’s like Jay-Z time and Drake time. Enjoy those guys. But the train is coming. Get your ticket. You don’t want to be left out.”