Girls, Girls, Girls, Girls, Girls
MTV’s Making the Band series produced Danity Kane, Diddy’s foray into the pop world. The sexy quintent of Dawn, Aubrey, Andrea, D. Woods, and Shannon are as different as they are fine. With the group’s self-entitled debut album certified platinum, and touring with Christina Aguilera, the ladies are elevating beyond eye candy towards pop princesses. But who’s to say they can’t be both? – Story by N’neka Hite
King-mag.com: So what’s life like on tour for you ladies?
Dawn: The tour is fantastic, we’re really excited. We’ve gotten really great responses from the crowd and it’s just getting better and better.
That’s such a PC answer. Tell us the good stuff. Like, do male groupies have a shot with any of you?
Dawn: It’s funny because when you in itâ€”you don’t think guys would be groupies. You get the little cute romantic things [or] you get the harsher things like, â€˜Please girl let me touch yo booty.’ The grabbing thing is on and poppin’.
Sounds like those boys need a woman in their life.
Aubrey: Guys and girls. I got Dawn into trouble because this one woman was like way too annoying snapping pictures of us like a mile a minute. She was touching us and then she’s like, “who are you guys?â€ I was like you’ve been taking pictures of us all night and you don’t know who we are? So I told her that we were all from HBO’s Real Sex.
Dawn: And of course she comes by me and starts to try to feel me up. Not hot!
King-mag.com: Whew, it sounds like it’s going down at the DK after sets. Shannon, how do you deal with the groupies, being married and all?
Shannon: I go out with my girls, we go out and we have fun together. When am I going to be able to do this again, you know?
Speaking of DK doing big things, what do you ladies think about D. Woods’ being featured solo in the new issue of King, I can hear the breakup rumors already.
Shannon: There was break-up rumors sparked the day we were made as a band, you’re never going to ever overcome that. People are going to have their opinions. The beautiful thing about this group is that we’re so diverse, and so different in our looks and in our cultures that we want to span out. If each of us gets things specifically offered to us, the group is always really supportive of that. It doesn’t matter if it’s for one, two, three, four, or five; it’s getting the groups name out there. D. Woods is known because of Danity Kane.
Dawn: I think it’s beautiful for her to represent for the group. I think its really exciting and I cant wait to see the spread and I cant wait to see everybody’s faces when they see how gorgeous she really is, I mean, she’s a beautiful girl. I can’t wait for the day that the entire group can shoot.
Aubrey: For real. Let’s get the white girls on the cover of KING.
Whoa now, baby steps. I’m sure one day KING will be down to have a five-some with you girls. D. Woods, were you having a good time even though it was just you?
D. Woods: I had a good time. We got done really quickly. The photographer [and] I worked together really well. I think he was going for more like a high fashion like artsy type of shoot, and I’m a artsy type of girl so it just came together really well.
So no one gets jealous of seeing one group member by herself?
Shannon: You know, we want ‘Drea to be on the cover of Latina magazine â€“ she represents that for us. We want Dawn to be on KING. You know, and Iâ€”and Shannon will be in Good Housekeeping. We support each other in doing that, cause that’s what makes this group so unique because of the fact that we can do that; and also if KING Magazine wants D and that’s who they want, none of us in the group ever want to take away the opportunity from another girl and if it were offered to us then we all would do it.
Click here to check out pics from D. Woods show with KING.