"Rhythm of the Night" singer El DeBarge was for drug possession in L.A. yesterday ... and cops believe El may have been trying to the junk.This news definitely saddens me. I have been a huge fan of El Debarge and his family ever since I was a kid. He released his fifth studio album, Second Chance, in 2010 and claimed to have overcome his addiction with drugs. However, in February 2011, he canceled all tour dates and public appearances after going back to rehab after a relapse. He was last seen at the 2012 Grammy Awards where he was nominated for Best R&B album.
El was popped around 2 PM in Encino, CA ... after LAPD observed him participating in what appeared to be a drug deal with another man near the 101 Freeway.
DeBarge was arrested for possession of narcotics with intent to sell. It's the 3rd time El has been arrested for drug possession since 2001.
He was hauled to a nearby jail where he was booked and released on $30k bail. El is due back in court next month. TMZ
I want El Debarge to win. Too many of our greats have passed on within the recent years from Michael Jackson to Whitney Houston, Don Cornelius to Vesta Williams. Don't get caught up in what you see on TV or read on the blogs and in magazines. They may be celebrities, but they are also human and people just like us. All the talent, money and fame in the world means nothing without God. Addictions are serious matters and can be anything--drugs, alcohol, sex, food, money, bad relationships, etc. No one can overcome addictions without God, so pray before you decide to judge. As the saying goes, he who is without sin, cast the first stone.