El DeBarge (born Eldra Patrick DeBarge), former lead singer of the family singing group DeBarge who had mild success as a solo act, was sentenced Wednesday (October 28th)?to serve 2 years on a cocaine possession charge. ?The Los Angeles Judge had little sympathy for the 47 year old former star, who?was still on probation for a 2001 cocaine bust, not to mention a series of warrants over the past year for domestic violence, vandalism and drugs, and gave his the stiffest penalty possible.
According to the district attorney’s office, DeBarge also has a second case pending, for violating his probation in 2006 with another drug bust. A hearing in that matter is set for November 10th.?DeBarge was picked up by authorities over the weekend on outstanding warrants.
Too bad…so sad. ?I guess good hair can go wrong as is evident in El’s mugshot photo. ?There is a 2nd undated mugshot under the cut showing El with short hair and a wide-eyed blank stare. ?A look that he’ll also be giving his future husband cell-mate. ?SMH…He’s way to pretty for prison.
Also peep some flashback footage of his group vs. solo career under the cut:
FYI ~ Crack is whack. ?Seek help immediately if you can’t blink…
“I Like It” ~ DeBarge
“Who’s Johnny?” ~ El DeBarge (Solo)