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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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rpond123    

El Debarge may be a "Has Been", but at least he charted some success on Billboard's Hot 100 as well as the R & B charts. Most singers & group bands barely top the 200. In the 1980's there was no Internet or MySpace to promote an artist. Debarge came out of Motown and made it! It is better to be a"Has Been" than a "Could Be." El Debarge isn't a perfect human being, but he has talent that so.... many don't. I hope he gets the help he needs and gets back to singing some killer R & B!!!.

2579 days ago
32.

meat_arian    

oh!.. how i miss him ; will go and youtube me some of his music ; miss that stuff,

and by the way.. i hope he beat that biatch with a bat.

2579 days ago
33.

roy obannon    

he dont look like he could be an egg maybe he wooped up on a barbie doll

2579 days ago
34.

Nephthys    

OK why should we care and damn he look terrible,and really what are licenses for if everyone drives on a suspended.

2579 days ago
35.

me    

He hasn't aged well.

2579 days ago
36.

hottiemchot    

Just another has-been celebrity loser

2579 days ago
37.

skip    

people people people....El Debarge is a musical genius so please stop making a mockery of his musical carrier this man has seen more money than most of you ever will so get his balls an stop down talkin his music....most of you are probably unaware that many of his songs were tuned into sample to make big hits by many artists. he is human just like all of us

2578 days ago
38.

skip    

o and off should be before his sorry lol

2578 days ago
39.

Uh, scary    

Love me in a special way, what more can I say? Love me now!!! No No I don't mean that way Bubba!

2578 days ago
40.

sassy    

jANET jACKSON HAS A CHILD BY THIS GUY. NOT SURE IF ITS A BOY.GIRL BUT THE CHILD HAS TO BE IN THE LATE 20S.

2578 days ago
41.

Lenn K.    

I'm laughing reading all the blogs from people that don't even know who El Debarge was. But remember this your kids won't know who Britney Spears was in 20 years. These are the things that happens to entertainers when the music stops and they can't!!

2578 days ago
42.

Christina    

I LOVE YOU EL!!!!!!!!

2578 days ago
43.

Uh, scary    

hey Kiki, it's not that we are old. It's that you have serious geek issues if you still listen to this guy.

2578 days ago
44.

Steven Millan    

I've always wondered what ever became of this guy,for I hope he goes back to his music career and makes a comeback album(with his family)instead of popping up in the headlines to compete with Britney,K-Fed,Lindsay,Paris,Nicole,and all of those other major league LaHooZaHers !!

2578 days ago
45.

Amy Silverman    

Talk about a blast from the past-WOW!!!!!!!!!

2578 days ago
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