Aubrey O’Day, the former lead singer of girl group Danity Kane, is showing her support for R&B singer Cassie, who filed a sexual abuse lawsuit against Sean Combs on Thursday.
“Been trynna tell y’all for years. Prayers up for this queen 🙌🏼 @cassie,” she wrote on Instagram stories. In a repost of a story on the lawsuit, she captioned, “Only day ya’ll are gonna put some respect on my name when I tell you things.” In a separate comment, she told Page Six and referred to Cassie: “I’m in complete support of her.”
O’Day is best known for competing on season three of MTV’s Making The Band and was signed to Bad Boy Records by Combs. However, in 2008, Combs kicked O’Day off the show during the Making the Band 4 finale.
During a December 2022 episode on Call Her Daddy, the former Danity Kane member claimed she was fired because she “wasn’t willing to do what was expected of [her] — not talent-wise, but in other areas” and added she was “the only girl that was in those types of positions.”
“You know, I have such a love-hate with it all because I don’t think I would have been able to be so successful in so many other areas had, I not been trained under Diddy,” she told host Alex Cooper. “He was the hardest person that you can work for, and it was torture. And not the work part of it, but the other stuff — mind games,” she continued. “There was a lot of betrayal, there was a lot of lies.”
“Diddy would be like, ‘You’re not hot anymore. Like, what happened? You don’t have any curves. I can’t get people to think you’re my good-looking person,’” she explained. “And there was no #MeToo at that time. There was no protecting anyone at that time. You signed a million NDAs and a million contracts that took away your rights.”
In September, O’Day claimed in a video that the hip-hop mogul asked her to sign an NDA to never disparage the rapper and his record label. The singer said she wasn’t going to sign the NDA and told her former Danity Kane group members not to sign it either.
“So what’s happening is, artists — some of them, not all of them — are being given streaming royalties and ownership back over our publishing on songs that we wrote at a time when you know that you have to stream a song a million times to make a cent. It’s hundreds of dollars,” O’Day said at the time. “And me, as somebody that’s a girl’s girl, I hit everyone in my group and said, ‘Absolutely do not take this deal.”