Dawn Richard admits she was heartbroken after her relationship of nearly six years ended with “Making the Band” beau Qwanell Mosley.
“We’re just not together anymore,” Dawn said, making it plain for those who still had questions. “I think for me, I just had to make the right choice about what’s good for me. I’m a good woman, and you just have to make sure you get respected the right way.”
Fans of “Making the Band” watched as Dawn of Danity Kane fell in love with Que of Day 26. Reality TV romances are a dime a dozen these days, but Dawn said her relationship with Que was not a gimmick for the cameras. It was real.
“The whole put-the-cameras-in-your-face, that’s not what I would want for myself. I don’t want a public relationship. I’ve never been that person,” she told the DJs at New York’s Power 105.1 radio station.
As the show’s fans might remember, Dawn was a bit reluctant to start a romantic relationship with Que, who was a few years her junior. However, she said she eventually followed her heart.
“I tried to hide it at first. That’s what makes it sucky ‘cause it was genuine,” she said, refusing to confirm whether Qwanell cheated on her.
“That’s why I don’t explain ‘cause I don’t want to talk about it. It was real,” she said. “I’m a female. I’m a woman. Things happen. This is real life. Bad things happen, but it’s moving on. I’m off it.”
Coincidentally, Dawn’s romantic relationship with Que lasted about the same amount of time as her professional one with Sean "Diddy" Combs did.
“I gave him six years, though. I love him,” said Dawn, who explained that the Bad Boy mogul released her from her contract with him.
“I’m grateful for that let-go. I had faith in him. I know that there was a mutual respect. I went hard and I made sure that he respected me as an artist, and he gave me the opportunity more than once. For me, he let me go, and it was a good look,” she said.
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—Tracy L. Scott
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