Aubrey’s topless photos got her kicked out of Danity Kane, Dawn Richard says

Danity Kane member Dawn Richard said Aubrey O’Day was kicked out of the group not because of her attitude, as Diddy claimed, but because of her image.

“Puff did not like [O'Day's] image…where her image was going for the group. It wasn’t a personal thing. We had just did a signing with Dollhouse Teen, which is for 13, 14-year-old young girls. So we can’t do that one day and then the next day do an obnoxious cover…. [Diddy] wants the fans, and he says he can’t do that if we can continue to go in the direction that we were going,” Dawn Richard told Us Weekly.

In a revealing photo shoot for Complex magazine, Aubrey appeared topless, although her breasts were never fully exposed. She was topless on the cover, but again was (barely) covered by a faux sticker that said “peel here” over her breast.

Dawn also said that the group will go on (as will be chronicled in new bonus episodes) without Aubrey. “Puff told me specifically that Aubrey is no longer in Danity Kane and Danity Kane will move forward without her,” she said.

EXCLUSIVE: Why Aubrey O’Day Was Kicked Out of Danity Kane [Us Weekly]

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