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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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31.

truth tella    

I've never heard of this man or his group

76 days ago
32.

hautecakes    

Better call Saul ....

76 days ago
33.

bessiebusby    

What is wrong with these people r they just doing stuff to be in the spotlight people wake up

76 days ago
34.

FREEDOM    

ELECTRIC CHAIR!!!

76 days ago
35.

FREEDOM    

HE WILL ROTT IN H.E.L.L.!!!!

76 days ago
36.

FREEDOM    

COLD BLOODED KILLER...

76 days ago
37.

FREEDOM    

EDUCATE YOURSELF, STOP SUPPORTING BLACK BOYS WHO KILL WOMEN...

76 days ago
38.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

World gone mad

76 days ago
39.

FREEDOM    

ITS IN THERE BLOOD...

76 days ago
40.

miles42    

Who

76 days ago
41.

notalawyer    

If You're Going To Kill Your Spouse, You Probably Shouldn't Google 'How To Commit Murder'

76 days ago
42.

BannedTriceIsNice    

Oh, no! Another story about a black man killing his wife...

76 days ago
43.

FREEDOM    

THERE IS NO SYMPATHY FOR A WOMEN WHO WAS MURDERED....

76 days ago
44.

Numapass    

I was just hi- fivin her- too hard I guess.

76 days ago
45.

dubsack    

Charges haven't been filed. Guilty until proven innocent.

76 days ago
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