Danity Kane Down To One As Diddy Fires Fimbres
Rap mogul SEAN COMBS has fired AUNDREA FIMBRES from his troubled girl group DANITY KANE - leaving singer DAWN RICHARD as the only surviving member.
The Damaged hitmakers, which Diddy put together for his reality TV series Making The Band, fell apart in January (09) after the shock departures of Aubrey O'Day, D. Woods and Shannon Bex last year (08).
Remaining stars Richard and Fimbres insisted they would try to "pick up the pieces" of the fractured group - but it appears there's no future for Danity Kane after Combs dismissed the bubbly brunette from the band in this week's episode of the MTV show.
In the footage, aired in the U.S. on Thursday night (16Apr09), Diddy tells Fimbres, "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. I've given (it) a lot of thought and I'm gonna let you out (of) your (recording) contract too."
However, Diddy is intent on keeping Richard on his roster at Bad Boy Records - although he blames the bandmembers' own behaviour for prompting his decision: "As far as for you Dawn, I still want to make music with you. I still want you to be signed to the label. And if I decide to put back together Danity Kane, then you'll be the only member that'd still be there. This isn't a decision I wanted to make. To be honest, y'all girls made this decision for me."
And Diddy has apologised to fans for his decision. He writes on his Twitter.com blog, "To all the Danity Kane fans - I truly am sorry. I really did my best. I'm looking fwd (forward) 2 (sic) making another female band! Thank u 4 all ur (sic) support!!!
"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!!!"