"You all thought you were bigger than you really were," the media personality says of the girl group.
Earlier this week, the music mogul announced his reality show, "Making the Band" -- which launched the girl group back in 2005 -- would be returning to MTV, prompting fans to urge him to bring back Danity Kane. Aubrey's response? "You know he can't finish any artist he starts."
you know he can’t finish any artist he starts. https://t.co/CGS7u6hGBZ— Aubrey O'Day (@AubreyODay) July 15, 2019
According to Wendy, though, "that sounds like sour grapes."
"Aubrey, and you know I like you, but I'm calling it like I see it," the media personality said Thursday on her show. "You're more successful at reality TV than you are with music. I don't know one Aubrey or Danity [Kane] song, and that's real."
"Do you?" she asked her audience. "Clap if you do." Cameras panned to the wide-eyed, silent group of people.
"But clap if you saw her on '[Celebrity] Apprentice,'" Wendy added, which elicited more of a response from the audience. O'Day went on to make appearances on "Marriage Boot Camp," "Famously Single" and "Celebrity Big Brother." She's currently on "Ex on the Beach."
"So she's good at that, but maybe not so much at the singing!" Williams said. "Listen, Aubrey, sour grapes. He might not have finished with Danity Kane, but maybe that's because you all thought you were bigger than you really were, and you weren't listening to the master, as I said before."
Wendy went on to name numerous successful artists found by Diddy, including "legend and icon" Lil' Kim, Faith Evans, Mary J. Blige, The Notorious B.I.G., Janelle Monáe, French Montana and Machine Gun Kelly.
"Where do you want to go with this, Aubrey?" Wendy asked. "Get your facts."
But Aubrey genuinely feels Diddy is to blame, telling Us Weekly that he "broke us up in the height of our fame on national television, on MTV."
"I want to talk about what we're going through, because I think what Danity Kane has gone through since then is so powerful for women, for people, for artists," O'Day continued. "We have had to learn everything the hard way since we were broken up by [Diddy] on national television."
At the time, Combs explained the reason he fired O'Day from the group -- which included Dawn Richard, Aundrea Fimbres, Wanita "D. Woods" Woodgett and Shannon Bex -- was because he felt she wasn't the same girl he signed, noting fame had changed her.
"Check this out, baby girl," Diddy told Aubrey on a 2008 episode of "Making the Band. "See, your attitude is gonna have you in a dark and lonely place ... What you need to do, at the end of the day, is humble yourself."
The following season, Shannon made the decision not to return to the show. Aundrea was later kicked out of the group by Diddy as well.
In August of last year, Aubrey, Shannon and Dawn reunited for their first tour in four years.
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