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Danity Kane

Screw Diddy

We're BACK Without Him

5/13/2013 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Diddy
's gonna be pissed -- TMZ has learned, Danity Kane (the band he created and later destroyed) is reuniting ... without his blessing.

Four original members of the group -- Aubrey O'Day, Shannon Bex, Dawn Richard, and Aundrea Fimbres -- grabbed lunch today in L.A. with a new manager to discuss the reunion ... and sources tell TMZ, it's definitely happening.   We're told they plan to record and tour.

We asked the girls if Diddy was involved this time around ... their response -- "Who's that?"

You'll recall, Diddy created the group back in 2005 during "Making the Band 3" and later signed them to Bad Boy Records. In 2009, Diddy fired the entire group (with the exception of Dawn Richard).

It's unclear who really owns the name "Danity Kane" -- but we're told the girls are going to use it regardless. Translation: you can expect a nasty legal battle.

As for why Diddy eventually gave the group the chop -- there have been all kinds of rumors ... but we're told the girls felt Diddy was screwing them big-time in the money department.

We called Diddy's people -- so far ... no response.

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1.

Cold Azz Honkey    

Yeah buddy

466 days ago
2.

Kelly    

But whatever happened to Ikaika Kahoano?

466 days ago
3.

rey    

Bad boy baby! Can't stop.... won't stop... eh uh eh uh

466 days ago
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DuckfaceJones    

That has to b the worst "band" name ever.

466 days ago
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redmond13    

YASSS!!! I LOVED THEM! DIDDY ****ED HIMSELF IN THE LONG RUN FOR FIRING THEM

466 days ago
6.

Loretta Love    

oops~

466 days ago
7.

exlax    

who is a diddy s*** dunpster?

466 days ago
8.

James R. - Los Angeles    

Who?

466 days ago
9.

john johnson    

who??? the biggest saint we all know diddy a crook??? nah, nonsense. he wouldn't cheat a fly, lol,lol. why would these fine ladies call him such a thing? what about all those other act who have done well thanks to the bastard: shyne, craig mack, day twentysomething, black rob, mase, junior mafia...........ya get me?

466 days ago
10.

GLaDOS    

Who?

466 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

I hope there are no legal battles and he leaves them alone to do their thing. There is plenty of room for everybody.

466 days ago
12.

Minnetonka40    

Black men are so gross. The richer they are the more niggy they become.

466 days ago
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Aaliyah    

WOW!!! Danity Kane and B5 are BOTH back! It's too much to handle <3 I've already heard and saw the video to B5's new single "Say Yes", I can't wait for Danity Kane's!!!

466 days ago
14.

Lena5420    

Good for them screw didst he only knows one type of music and when they tried to sing other genres he flipped. I wish them success and good luck

466 days ago
15.

Baseonefromthetone    

Diddy killed B I G

466 days ago
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