Aubrey O'Day on Working With P. Diddy: I Was Scared to Death
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The Danity Kane singer, however, shares that she hopes Diddy has changed for the better now, saying, 'Diddy's a father, so hopefully he's learned things about the way that you handle women.'

AceShowbiz - Aubrey O'Day is detailing the unpleasants days when she worked with "Making The Band" creator Sean "P. Diddy" Combs. The singer explained that the rap mogul was often making harsh comments about her during her appearance on the series which was launched back in 2000.

Recalling the time during an interview with Variety, the Danity Kane singer said, "Puff is a very difficult person to work with. Everything had to be perfect." She went on saying, "I remember times where he looked at my toenails and was like, 'What is your third toenail doing? Go get that s**t fixed before you walk into a room.' "

"Or we would be in rehearsals performing an hour-and-a-half set over and over and he would walk in for five minutes with a camera and say, 'Aubrey, why are you sweating? You look like a wet dog. You're the hot one, so do you think anyone wants to see that?' " she went on saying.

"We were scared to death with what would happen with Puff each day," she shared. "There was just no room for error. Diddy was one of the most intense people you could ever work with. I experienced everything from race [remarks] to sexism and a lot of it was scary."

"I have a very strong mom who wasn't necessarily a nurturer and I remember one time as a kid I hit my knee and as it was bleeding everywhere, she said, 'Suck it up Aubrey!' That was proper training for what I would experience on 'Making the Band'," she added.

Aubrey then added that she hoped Diddy had changed for the better now. "Diddy's a father, so hopefully he's learned things about the way that you handle women and has more compassion for women now," she said.

As for her group's issues, the 35-year-old star opened up, "As we got bigger, there was a lot of division in the group because the men wanted to put the women in categories -- the pretty one, the one who sings. But the pretty one wanted to be a singer and the singer wanted to be known as pretty, so then you start disliking the people around you because of the boxes that the men want to put you in."

She added, "And there were always cameras around, so we got used to not speaking openly with each other because we never wanted to make this show a battlefield for tantrums. We wanted to represent women in a good way."

Hailing from late music mogul Lou Pearlman, "Making The Band" premiered in 2000 on ABC. The series then moved to MTV in 2002 as Diddy took over the franchise. In addition to Danity Kane, the TV series formed groups including Day 26.

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