danity kane reunion Danity Kane reunion planned without Diddy, the former managerDanity Kane, the girl group founded via “Making the Band 3,” is reuniting for a comeback — without manager Sean “Diddy” Combs, who helped make them and then break them.

Four founding members, Aubrey O’Day, Shannon Bex, Dawn Richard, and Aundrea Fimbres (fifth member D. Woods was not with them), were spotted by TMZ on Monday (May 13) having lunch together and making plans for a new album and tour. They tell the site they have no plans to include Diddy — “Who’s that?”, snarks O’Day.

Five years ago, after famously managing the band while they dropped two platinum albums, Diddy fired all the original members except Richard, after there were several fights between him and the band members. He was reportedly priming Richard for a solo career.

But now it looks as though the band is back together — without Diddy. In April 2013, O’Day teased the reunion when she posted a pic to Instagram of herself and Richard, captioned, “We’re starting a new verse like…”

TMZ reports the girls plan on using the name “Danity Kane,” but no one knows for sure who owns it, so this could spell a legal battle with Diddy and/or “Making the Band.”

There is no word yet as to whether Woods will join the reunion.

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