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El Debarge

in El Slammer!

8/29/2007 6:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

El DebargeTMZ has learned R&B sensation El Debarge is currently cooling his dancing shoes in an L.A. County Jail, arrested on Sunday for domestic violence!

Rhymes With Snitch first broke the news of Debarge's arrest. El, whose real name is Eldra, scored major success in 1985 with the hit "Rhythm of the Night." His brother James was briefly married to Janet Jackson, but that marriage was annulled.

Debarge currently sits in a cell, without bail. Wear it well!

UPDATE: TMZ has learned that Debarge is being held on several outstanding warrants ranging from vandalism to drugs to driving with a suspended license. On these particular warrants, bail is not an option -- which means El Debarge will stay behind bars until he sees the judge.

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Merry Christmas    

Get the El out of here! I bet he can feel the rythym of his cell buddy - hey!

2577 days ago
2.

Tipsey McStagger    

That high pitched butt head needs a smackdown of his own! Getem Boys!

2577 days ago
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Ms. Giant1    

Hope he dosen't feel the rythm of the night in the slammer

2577 days ago
4.

highangel    

Um ...R&B sensation? Who in the ELL even remembers any of the DeBarges?

2577 days ago
5.

Ms. Giant1    

Who??? I didn't think they were still around, Rythm of the night tonight!! OUCH

2577 days ago
6.

Culture Club    

Looks like he'll be finding out "Who's Johnny?". Go Number Five!

2577 days ago
7.

ckucky    

SO, HE WAS NOT HOLDING DONNA. JUST SMACKING HER AROUND, THE FOOL!!!

2577 days ago
8.

Johnny SoCal    

Baby...
All This Love, Is Waiting For You

2577 days ago
9.

Culture Club    

#9: I think that is because Carlos Mencia is in charge of today's content.

2577 days ago
10.

Jennifa O Jenny    

Seeing has how he domestically abused Janet - this is not surprising.

2577 days ago
11.

Sam    

It was his brother James that was married to Janet. Not El Dabarge.

2577 days ago
12.

Keke    

If you think Rythym of the Night was the last time he sang, you don't know music.

El sang on Fourplay's jazz remake of a Marvin Gaye song, he sang on a Quincy Jones project, and sang on a DJ Quik colaboration. There must be some old, out of touch people posting on this site.

2577 days ago
13.

Amazing    

Good Lord I remember when that song came out (and some of his others) aaaarrrrgggghhh. But hey, back then we were JAMMIN!!! What are you kids these day's have to look back on in another 20 years?

2577 days ago
14.

DeLarge    

I guess someone's gonna Love [him] in A Special Way tonight. Grrrrrrrrrrowl!

2577 days ago
15.

Piglet Baldwin    

"R&B sensation"???? Harvey-Harvey-Harvey, you're glib. Cut down on the hyperbole. Your readers are not impressionable children.

2577 days ago
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