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)