So, I finally got the chance to sit down and watch the last few episodes of “Making the Band 4” on MTV. I had heard a lot of stuff about the demise of Danity Kane and the removal of Aubrey and D.Woods from the group but I didn’t really understand why.
Basically, Diddy took the problems the group was dealing with, oversimplified and demeaned it and then expected them to take kindly to him cutting two of the five members.
When he asked Aubrey to give him some “true talk” and explain what the problem was - he freaked. She explained that a big issue was trust and the lackthereof in the group. Specifically, she pointed out issues like “second guessing and miscommunication” in the sense that there was talk about certain members of the group getting asked to do demo tapes with Diddy, etc. Her only request, as a way to suggest a way to make the group come closer to a resolution was to increase the communication.
Diddy, who didn’t even let her finish, exclaimed that “Diddy doesn’t need to call Aubrey everytime he wants to do something with his album”. That was not even what she meant. When it concerns the group, of even just a member of it, it should be communicated to them. His response continued and he outted her and her “clique” member, D.Woods.
I feel like Diddy’s biggest downfall will be himself. I feel that he thinks he has “made it” and that he can do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. He doesn’t realize that fans make up his empire and by treating them like crap, destroying something with an established following or just acting like “this isn’t Diddy’s fault”, he is only hurting himself. His pompous attitude, his sense of “well, I’ve made it” and his unnecessary projection of opinions on people he talks to is all the more reason that his failure will be attributed to himself. His schrewd management style is good…to a point… but there is a line he is crossing with every extra dollar he makes.