Danity Kane star DAWN RICHARD has found herself with no choice but to write music for other artists following the disintegration of the reality TV show band.
The group, put together by Sean 'Diddy' Combs for his U.S. show Making The Band, confirmed it was no more on Thursday (29Jan09).
Richard claimed she and remaining bandmate Aundrea Fimbres would try to "pick up the pieces" on forthcoming episodes of the programme, following the shock departure of singers Aubrey ODay, D. Woods and Shannon Bex from the group last year (08).
And the singer admits she has been forced to put her own music career on ice and is now working with other artists, including Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment signing, Cassie.
Richard tells MTV.com, "She's doing some great things. I think people are going to be very impressed with her sound. And I'm proud to be a part of it.
"Puff (Combs) is on some 007 lockdown (keeping details secret). He's trying me on some things (on Cassie's album). You never know with Puff. You'll be singing the whole thing and the song comes out and it's another girl. I can't say anything definitely, but I like being in this situation right now.
"Our lives are on hold right now. It's not like I want to be hustling like this. I'm doing it 'cause I have to. The only choice is to move forward."
And Richard hopes she will soon be able to relaunch her own music career, adding, "The sky's the limit. That's a lot right now. I really want to start singing again."