Danity Kane is being very vocal about their business dealing with Diddy lately and in a new interview with Cosmopolitan Magazine Dawn revealed that Interscope records head Jimmy Iovine wanted to know why Diddy didn’t put light skin girls in the group… He even went as far as to call them ugly…
Dawn Richards went on to reveal:
That’s what they’re told, and it’s insane because you get it from every gambit. Jimmy Iovine told Kalenna [editor’s note: Kalenna Harper was a member of Dirty Money with Richard; the duo performed with Diddy as Diddy-Dirty Money] and I are 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.
Bex: They treat you like you’re just something, not someone.
Richard: He said, “These girls are too ugly. I don’t get it. What are you trying to do with this?” I remember feeling exactly how Aubrey felt. You know you’re more than this and you’re sitting there and you’re being told as a grown woman you’re ugly.
Bex: Not even told to you, but told in front of you to other people talking about you.
Richard: 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.”
I’m not even shocked the Puffy the “boss” didn’t defend them. He probably sit there with his stank mouth open looking stupid.
Kalenna responded and said that diddy did defend them:
We reached out to both Diddy and Jimmy Iovine to discuss the above. Diddy’s team could not be reached for comment. Iovine declined to comment. We reached out to Harper, too. She responded via email and wrote, in part, “I personally was encouraged from Puff, verbally, to never change what I looked like. There were people that thought Dirty Money was a reach. I heard through the grapevine that Puff was being asked why he didn’t use Cassie, etc. But Puff insisted on the sound matching the look.” She also fondly recalled meeting Iovine prior to joining Diddy Dirty Money, writing, “by this point he was letting me know that I was now one of his favorite writers and favorite voices to listen to”
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