Aubrey O'Day is most famous to Making the Band and Danity Kane fans for having a spitfire tongue and a neck capable of swiveling with the best of the 'round the way girls. When Diddy came in the room spitting hot lava at the DK girls for a poor performance or a weak dance routine, Aubrey was the one who consistently had the ovaries to stand up and say, "Go fug yourself, Puffy." That of course put her in Diddy's crosshairs and as the seasons went on and Aubrey's hair became bigger and blonder, and her public behavior turned more Paris Hilton-like, Diddy became all the way turned off and kicked her out of the group. Actually, right after he tossed Aubrey out, he kicked out her cohort D. Woods and placed the rest of the girls on hold, only to dissolve them later anyway and pluck Dawn from the remains for his Dirty Money project. See what a slick mouth will get ya?
Post-Danity Kane, Aubrey dove headfirst into her self-made career as a paparrazzi/tabloid demi-celebrity. She was all over the blogs not for any talent. She was the new sideshow circus, known for her hot mess outfits, her over-the-top interviews or her blunt sexuality, which she utilized to score a Playboy cover. Though she promised a solo music career on the Making the Band reunion show, a solo album has yet to materialize. Life was cold with Diddy, but the real world is even colder. Antarctic even. SOURCE: GlobalGrind.com
"I never realized how much Diddy and that entire Making The Band situation shielded us from and took care of us. I mean I had no idea what was going on until I had to step out there on my own with nobody protecting me. It is a whole other ball game. I mean we had everything handed to us in that situation and we really mostly could focus on our talent and focus on the enjoyment of what we were doing even though we (Danity Kane) still found ways to not do that."
Like Diddy said, "It gets real dark and lonely out there, baby girl." Now that Aubrey has toiled and struggled on her own for a bit, humility seems to finally have penetrated her thickened skull. And things appear to be on the up and up for her. She's booking meetings with producers for her long overdue solo album (Jim Beanz, pictured above, being one of them) and she's landed a reality show on the Oxygen network. There was a reality show pilot floating around last year that followed Aubrey and her stint on the Las Vegas show "Peepshow." It's unclear if the Oxygen show will pick up where this left off or if it'll be a totally new show. You can watch the pilot below.
What do you think? Can Aubrey make it happen or is her star in the spotlight over?