During an interview with V-103 FM’s Ryan Cameron, El Debarge said 50 Cent and Babyface
helped him from relapsing
By: A.J. Niles
R&B Star El Debarge possesses a long-standing history with drug use. Fortunately, he found help to finally place his drug demons behind him and get his long and storied musical career back on track. This help came in the forms of 50 Cent and Babyface.
El Debarge’s long standing drug history includes a recent drug charge where he was arrested in L.A. for drug possession this past march.
During an interview with V-103’s Ryan Cameron, which El Debarge was promoting a future performance in Atlanta, he said,
“I started getting these thoughts, and I called 50 cent up, and I said, ‘You gotta help me…I’m already on my way to doing something wrong.’ So 50 came like five cars deep, picked me up right from where I was, got me outta there, they met up with Babyface, they took me into Interscope, we all had a meeting, and they said, ‘Man why don’t you just go to rehab.’”
El Debarge also spoke to Ryan about his recent meeting with Whitney Houston before her untimely passing.
“She said ‘I need you, I wanna finish my album, I want you to sing with me.’ I was just happy that she embraced me like that. I wanted to do something [with her], but the next thing I know, she was gone.”
It’s good to see El Debarge getting back on his feet. I hope he can stay clean and out of trouble. He has a very unique voice and hopefully his career can reach levels he has not seen since the 1980’s, when he released his biggest hit “Heat of the Night”.
Check out the clip of the interview and let us know your thoughts of 50 Cent and Babyface helping El Debarge stay clean.