Last week Danity Kane sat down for an interview and said although Sean “Diddy” Combs signed them, he really didn’t care about their careers. According to the recently reunited trio, Diddy just wanted them for his “Making The Band” show and not much more.
Dawn even said that record executive Jimmy Iovine told her she was too dark and Diddy didn’t defend her.
He allegedly made the statement when Dawn and singer Kalenna Harper were in a group with the Bad Boy founder called Diddy Dirty Money, and they had to present themselves to staff people.
“Jimmy Iovine told Kalenna and I to our face, he looked at Puff and said, ‘Why don’t you have two light skinned girls?’ In front of a boardroom of fifty people,” Dawn remembered.
“And the worst part was my boss then said when we left, ‘I need y’all to go put on a mini-skirt and we’re gonna straighten your hair,’ and they brought us back in the room. And he still didn’t get it. No one fought for us, ever. We’ve only had to fight for ourselves. There was no one who was willing to say we have your back.”
Elsewhere in the interview, the reporter brought up how Diddy fired Aubrey for being “promiscuous,” which she denied.
But Dawn explained that Diddy’s comments weren’t about Aubrey’s sex life, he really wanted to hang his power over their heads.
“It wasn’t about her being promiscuous, It was about the power to prove, I own your career,” said Dawn.
“It was to let you know ‘This is my show, this is my sh–, and I want to prove to you that it’s my sh–, and I’m going to show you how much power I have over you by saying I’m going to control your lives.’ It’s so much bigger than that even, though. You’re right, it was extremely sexist.”
Diddy has yet to respond to Danity Kane.