Danity Kane has broken up again, but DK fans probably should have seen this coming if they remember the group’s history.
1. This The Beginning
It all started with Aubrey and Aundrea on “Making The Band 3,” a franchise started on ABC by Backstreet Boys and NSync mastermind Lou Pearlman.
2. Diddy Selects…Some Girls
At the end of “Making The Band 3” season 1, Diddy picked three girls: Aubrey, Aundrea, and Malika. He thought there was still something missing, so he announced that his search for the final group would continue.
3. ‘Making The Band 3’ season 2
Diddy wasn’t willing to let anyone rest on their laurels (not even Aubrey). When he extended the search for his girl group, everyone had to compete for a spot in the final lineup. If that meant cutting some originals, so be it!
4. Uh oh, Aubrey
With such promising talent on “Making The Band 3” (Dawn in particular), Aubrey may have been feeling a little jealous and neglected. Although, Diddy still favored her, he wasn’t being as easy on her anymore. He really wanted her to work for her spot!
5. Meet Danity Kane
With the final five selected on the “Making The Band 3” season 2 finale, the girls came back for season 3 and named themselves after Dawn’s comic book character, Danity Kane.
6. “Making The Video”
MTV viewers knew the ladies had finally arrived when they got their very own episode of “Making The Video,” which took fans inside production for their debut visual, “Showstoppers.”
7. Diddy vs. Aubrey
Aubrey definitely wasn’t going to let anyone put her in the corner, and Diddy didn’t appreciate the push-back. In his eyes, Aubrey started acting like a diva by showing up late (if at all) and demanding special treatment. This led to a huge fight in front of everyone–including millions of MTV viewers.
8. They’re Back!
In August 2013, the group hit the red carpet at the VMAs with an edgy new image for their first official appearance since getting back together. They announced that they would be releasing a single called “Rage,” but the track never got an official release. They did perform it on tour, though!
9. Bye, Aundrea!
About halfway though the No Filter Tour, Aundrea tearfully announced that she was dropping out to get married and start a family. Fans were sad to see her go, but she was getting out just in time before things got nasty!
10. The End Of Danity Kane (The Remix)
Weeks before the group split up, Dawn, Aubrey and Shannon shared a few lessons that they’ve learned from their rollercoaster with Danity Kane. Hopefully they’ll hold onto these as they move forward in their careers.
11. What Happened? MTV Knows!
Check out MTV’s breakdown of what happened before the group broke up the first time!
12. The First Fall Of Danity Kane!
Here’s the rest of MTV’s take on Danity Kane’s downfall. Who’s to blame? Pretty much everyone but Shannon.