Aubrey O’Day And Dawn Richard Beef On Twitter Following Physical Fight
The second break up between recently reunited girl-group Danity Kanye is getting pretttty ugly.
Following confirmation of a physical fight between group members Dawn Richard and Aubrey O’Day, each of the members have taken to the internet to speak out about new of their split.
Aubrey kicked off the ranting with this official statement on the DK website:
Dear DK Fans,
(Note from Aubrey)
I reach out to you with all of the honesty and sincerity in my heart. Without a doubt, you have always been my key source of inspiration. Everything I do in this industry is motivated by your commitment and passion. As you may know, there has been much speculation on the state of Danity Kane after a recent incident. In order to clear up any confusion, Shannon and I write to you today with nothing but pure intentions. Over the course of the past few days, we have heard countless recommendations on how we can “spin” this story or “make it go away,” as seems to be typical in our industry. We have never been — nor will we ever be — those types of women. We owe you — our loving fans — the unfiltered truth.
During a recent group meeting, a business conversation took a turn for the worst when my group member punched me in the back of my head while I was speaking to another associate. To be clear, she was not physically engaged or threatened prior to her attack on me. This is the same information I provided to the police, and witnesses also corroborated this account of the incident. I cannot condone or excuse any form of physical violence, particularly at the hands of someone I considered family. Disagreements happen. But a war of words and ideas should never end in physical aggression.
Hit the flip to see what all of the other original Danity Kane members, including D Woods (who did not take part in the reunion) had to say about the situation and Dawn Richard giving her side of the story after everybody weighed in.
My heart is heavy. It is all I can do to pull myself out of bed to face this task. But, I know it must be done. There are many people besides myself that this impacts. Bottom line, it is not fair! I am not asking that you validate it being so. I am writing because you— the fans and our loved ones — deserve an honest and transparent explanation. My desire is to genuinely apologize to everyone who has poured their time, heart and energy into us. So many lives have been affected by this chain of events.
In the first chapter of Danity Kane, I did my best to be the glue that held us together. Assuming the role of the “quiet one,” I tried to keep my opinions to myself and worked behind the scenes to balance our strong personalities for the good of the Danity Kane name. Unquestionably, there were amazing times and truly genuine moments. Please do not believe anything different. Those honest moments kept me motivated through the battles. That being said, people eventually made choices I could not control.
As for the actions that have brought us to this broken ending, I cannot speak for anyone or explain their internal struggles that prompted this heartbreaking sequence of events. All I know is what I have seen. I did not witness a shouting match, a cat fight or a brawl. I witnessed a single direct punch. In reflecting on this situation, I recalled a journal entry I wrote back in April. Initially, I struggled with sharing something so transparent and personal with all of you. However, my desire to be honest with you trumps all other considerations. As you can tell, I have been avoiding saying names. However, this was my personal reaction to escalating events that led up to my overall frustrations with Dawn….months ago.
Former member D Woods took to her Instagram with the infamous Kermit meme once news of the break up went viral…
Aundrea Fimbres (pictured left), who took part in the reunion but left the group shortly after, hinted that there might be more to the story…
Dawn took to her Twitter with this message for their fans:
And later reached out to TMZ through her reps with these comments on the fight she had with Aubrey
Sources connected with the group tell TMZ … Dawn Richard went nuclear when she found out Aubrey O’Day and Shannon Bex were meeting behind her back … recording tracks without her and discussing business matters involving the group. We’re told the cover was blown Monday … when Dawn showed up to the studio and interrupted a private session with Shannon and Aubrey. That’s what set things off and caused the fight.