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El DeBarge -- El Busted Again

10/27/2008 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

El Debarge'80's pop star El DeBarge was popped again -- this time allegedly for possession of a controlled substance.

TMZ has learned the singer was arrested in L.A. earlier this month, and locked up after cops discovered two warrants for his arrest.

El DeBarge -- real name Patrick Eldra DeBarge -- was nailed on several charges last year, ranging from vandalism to drugs and domestic violence.

Patrick is being held without bail and is due back in court tomorrow.


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2186 days ago


He was married to Janet Jackson and had a few songs that charted in the 80's. Can't you imagine Janet doing a rasisl of a this guys dong?

2186 days ago


Janet was married to his brother James

2186 days ago

Another Day In Paradise    

No, I think Janet was married to one of his brothers (can't remember his name), I might be James. El one was the lead singer of DeBarge which included several of his brothers and sister. I still love that song Rhythm of the Night! They had some great songs back in the 80s.

2186 days ago


Janet was married to James, not El.

2186 days ago

Lenn K.    

#3 you're right she was married to James. Boy, the last 10 or more years have been really cruel to alot of 80's celebs.

2186 days ago


Somehow I imagined this guy to be black. Is he Latino?

Anyway, El's best song ever was actually a vocal he did for smooth jazz supergroup Fourplay, a remake of Marvin Gaye's "After The Dance" that totally blew away the original version. A very close contender would be Quincy Jones' smoldering bedroom smoocher "The Secret Garden", where El performed a four-way vocal tag-team with Barry White, Al B. Sure and James Ingram.

As for his family group, "DeBarge", their best tune was "All This Love", which has aged much better than that ridiculously teeny-boppery "Rhythm Of The Night", a relic of the 80's much better forgotten.

2186 days ago


He calles his X-Sister-in law Janet Jackson " Miss. Jackson"... cuz he's a Nasty, Nasty boy!

2186 days ago

Cocaine is a Hell of a Drug

2186 days ago


El Debarge was the lead singer in the 80's group DEBARGE. Rhythm of the night, All this love, Secret Garden, Love Always, Time will reveal, You wear it well, I like it, Love me in a special way, are several of many numerous hits that his brothers and sisters made through the years including him as a solo artist. His mother is Black and father is White. The entire family has had nothing but issues through the years with drug abuse.

2186 days ago



8. Cocaine is a Hell of a Drug

Posted at 10:15AM on Oct 27th 2008 by

Didn't Rick James say that on Dave Chappelle's show?

2186 days ago

my name is bindy not bindi    

i loved their songs , i haven't heard about them in a long time.. was it a famly group? did he sing with his brothers and sisters? thats a shame he wasted his life on drugs.... life is to short

2186 days ago

big joe    

the three jerks can hang out now oj dmx .

2186 days ago


~One child grows up to be ....somebody who just loves to learn and uhhh...another child grows up to be ....somebody who just loves to burn........Mamma loves the both of them ...they say its in the blood~

2186 days ago


El pathetic-o

2186 days ago
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