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Hi-Five Singer Russell Neal

In Custody

After Wife Found Dead

7/3/2014 10:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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TMZ has learned ... '90s singer Russell Neal from Hi-Five is in police custody ... after he told cops his wife was dead inside their apartment ... and he needed a lawyer.

Neal went to the local jail and apparently told Houston cops he and his wife had gotten into an argument Wednesday ... the singer reportedly asked for a lawyer and then clammed up.

Hi-Five's song "I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)" went to number one in 1991 ... and a year later they scored another hit with, "She's Playing Hard to Get."

The group's lead singer Tony Thompson famously died in 2007 after inhaling Freon.

Neal is currently being detained ... no charges have been filed.

The lawyer for Hi-Five, Chris Brown, tells TMZ, "We are aware of the situation and are presently evaluating it."

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1.

Tarington    

If my attorney's name was Chris Brown I'd immediately find another one.

114 days ago
2.

B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

Never heard of the guy. RIP to the wife.

114 days ago
3.

Ween    

Hate when that happens !!

114 days ago
4.

The world is disgusting    

Hollywood creates killers.

114 days ago
5.

Kobe_No_Means_No    

Man, dat b**** just wouldn't shut da f*** up. I told her to simply be quiet for a min while I get my s*** together, but she be complainin' about dis n dat, yappidy yap yap non-stop. Finally I had to end it. Bang bang b****, finally got my peace and quiet. Truth. Can I have a lawya?

114 days ago
6.

namers    

Tragic. Deja Vu.

114 days ago
7.

Gia    

What else is knew? He probably got sick and tired of his wife burning his dinner

114 days ago
8.

HillbillyHell    

Famously?

114 days ago
9.

LoveBlueUgly    

Clown Brown is a genius, how did he pass the bar while in prison

114 days ago
10.

RetailQueen    

Wow this is tragic. No argument is worth killing over. I hope they didn't have kids.

114 days ago
11.

justmyopinion    

What a shame . I loved this group back in the day. ..time to play some throw back music.

114 days ago
12.

James R. - Los Angeles    

Owwww, HAIL NOWWWWW! (Translation: Oh, hell no!)

114 days ago
13.

Lucky_130    

Now here is a group everyone should remember, lol

114 days ago
14.

vt    

Hi-Five hasn't had a hit in over 20 years, but the group has a lawyer......

114 days ago
15.

Chrisfrenzy    

Wait...hold up...Chris Brown is a Lawyer now...wtf

114 days ago
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