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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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16.

Grobzugig    

I just saw a picture of Kendall Jones kneeling over the body.

111 days ago
17.

She's baaaack    

You can take the boy out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of the boy. Maybe he should contact Mark Geragos to see if he is not on a retainer for Chris Brown. Geragos defended Scott Peterson, the wife killer who is now on death row. Death row sounds good to me with this punk.

111 days ago
18.

Papabear00    

Holy ****!! I live in those apts! 40-50 feet away from my apts

111 days ago
19.

BOHOE    

CONSCIOUS UNCOUPLING - HOOD STYLE

111 days ago
20.

LateefahW    

He definitely wasn't raised in the hood

111 days ago
21.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Damn. I hope at least some of these guys are living a normal life.

111 days ago
22.

boo boo    

Oooh, I like that song.

111 days ago
23.

D-INCARNATION    

Larry did a bad thing....♠♠♠

111 days ago
24.

Kelly    

I wonder what she did.

111 days ago
25.

Coop    

The group's lead singer Tony Thompson famously died in 2007 after inhaling Freon=Natural Selection

111 days ago
26.

Marcus    

I was 16 in 1991 and I don't remember that group or song at all...

111 days ago
27.

hangoverbail    

Call hangoverbail

111 days ago
28.

L. Ron Hubbard    

Freon Sucker !

111 days ago
29.

NobodySpecial    

Wow, looks like some kind of epidemic. So many black men killing their women in the past year.

111 days ago
30.

lynkel    

haha Chris Brown the lawyer. . . yea right

111 days ago
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