Stone, 53, claims in a recent interview that while working on the video for her 2004 song, ‘I Wanna Thank Ya,’ Elba (who played her love interest in the visual) tried to push up on her and she totally shot him down!
Details + video of Angie Stone’s ‘true confession’ below…
VIDEO: Angie Stone Speaks on Turning Down Idris Elba
Angie Stone tells MadamNoire that Idris was feeling her but she wasn’t really ‘checking for him’ like that back then.
When Idris and I were working on that song, Idris was actually crushing on me.
The sad part about it is I wasn’t checking for him like that. And he was like, you know, we were very good friends, we had the same accountant, same manager, and for a very long time, he made it very public that he was in love with Angie Stone. And I had already been with D’Angelo.
VIDEO: Angie Stone’s ‘I Wanna Thank Ya’ ft. Snoop Dogg (Idris Elba Cameo)
As you know, Stone hooked fellow soul singer D’Angelo back when he was prime real estate and the two dated for a few years in the ’90s and had a son, Michael D’Angelo Archer II, in 1998.
Stone says she didn’t know how to handle all of the attention she was getting back then, stating:
“I didn’t know what to do with these good looking guys digging Angie Stone,” she joked.
“We became very close, but not in that way. So, Idris actually did a treatment for a video for me. There was a song called ‘I Can’t Take It’ that I did on one of my albums. And he did the video treatment. He was going to shoot the video, very beautiful, sensual treatment. And it was after that that I found out how he was, you know, going on with about twenty of his home boys, like, ‘She doesn’t want it.’”
She added, “There is one weak moment that I had because I have a thing for beautiful teeth. And he came to the door, and I opened the door, and he was twirling this toothpick around in his teeth. And I fell on the side of the door like, ‘Okay, what’s happening to me?’”
Stone admits that she would never date Elba now because he’s like a brother to her, but she said that if she turn back the clock, she would have definitely ‘hit that’!
“Do I regret it? Absolutely,” she said.