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New Embarrassing D’Angelo Arrest Outdoes Previous Embarrassing D’Angelo Arrest

People emotionally invested in the prospect of onetime neo-soul star D’Angelo making a full successful comeback, turn your heads now! The singer was arrested in the West Village at 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning for ... Well, we're just going to come out and say it ... offering an undercover policewoman $40 for oral sex. Oh boy.

He mostly laid low until the end of 2008, when word was he was in a studio with ?uestlove and Raphael Saadiq working on an album scheduled for spring of 2009. That, of course, never happened, but we didn’t rule out a comeback. And we’re still not going to now! Yes, we wish D’angelo were doing any number of things this weekend other than allegedly driving alone through Manhattan soliciting prostitutes, but there are encouraging signs in the report: For one, he was supposedly in a top-of-the-line Range Rover; for another, there was supposedly $12,000 in cash stuffed in it. Ask yourself this: Would a guy who didn’t at least somewhat have his shit together have a top-of-the-line Range Rover and $12,000? Until we hear otherwise, we’re going to stubbornly assume there’s a perfectly good explanation for all of this.

He mostly laid low until the end of 2008, when word was he was in a studio with ?uestlove and Raphael Saadiq working on an album scheduled for spring of 2009. That, of course, never happened, but we didn’t rule out a comeback. And we’re still not going to now! Yes, we wish D’angelo were doing any number of things this weekend other than allegedly driving alone through Manhattan soliciting prostitutes, but there are encouraging signs in the report: For one, he was supposedly in a top-of-the-line Range Rover; for another, there was supposedly $12,000 in cash stuffed in it. Ask yourself this: Would a guy who didn’t at least somewhat have his shit together have a top-of-the-line Range Rover and $12,000? Until we hear otherwise, we’re going to stubbornly assume there’s a perfectly good explanation for all of this.

D'Angelo R&Busted for soliciting cop [NYP]

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