Diddy announced he was launching a new political party called Our Black Party last week. As the news started to circulate, one of his former artists Aubrey O’ Day of Danity Kane took notice and was seemingly shocked the Bad Boys Record founder was pulling the stunt just 18 days before the 2020 presidential election.
At the same time, O’Day accused the Hip Hop mogul of artist mismanagement and siphoning funds from his artists.
“Diddy has mismanaged artists & stolen their money his whole career (including Danity Kane), and now he is showing up with 18 days left before the election to get Trump out of office,” she wrote. “When I was on Apprentice, Trump used to tell me DAILY how him and puff are good friends.” She followed it up with a carefully selected puke emoji.
Diddy expounded on Our Black Party during a recent interview with REVOLT TV.
“The No. 1 goal is to unify behind a Black agenda,” Diddy told host Charlamagne Tha God. “If Trump gets elected, I really do believe in my heart there’ll be a race war. That’s why this message is not just to Black people. This message is for everybody. This man is really trying to turn us against each other and put us in this situation.”
It appears O’Day wants similar things. Her Twitter account is rife with posts supporting Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris. O’Day appeared on Season 5 of Celebrity Apprentice, which was hosted by Donald Trump.
O’Day was initially discovered by Diddy in 2004 on the MTV reality show Making the Band 3 and chosen to be in the all-girl group Danity Kane. In 2006, they released their self-titled debut album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. She was ultimately fired from the group in 2008 due to some tension with Diddy but joined again in 2013 before a second disbandment.
In 2019, she opened up about her previous romantic relationship with Donald Trump Jr. who was married at the time.
Of course, this isn’t the only time O’Day has criticized Diddy. In July, she told Variety she was actually scared of the rapper/record executive and still carried scars from her Making The Band experience.
“Puff is a very difficult person to work with,”she said. “Everything had to be perfect. I remember times where he looked at my toenails and was like, ‘What is your third toenail doing? Go get that sh– fixed before you walk into a room.’ Or we would be in rehearsals performing an hour-and-a-half set over and over and he would walk in for five minutes with a camera and say, ‘Aubrey, why are you sweating? You look like a wet dog. You’re the hot one, so do you think anyone wants to see that?’”
She added, “We were scared to death with what would happen with Puff each day.”