James Debarge Biography, Age, Wife, Janet Jackson, Songs, Daughter and Net worth

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James Debarge Biography

James DeBarge born as James Curtis DeBarge is an American R&B/soul singer. He was one of the members of the singing family vocal group.  The group became famous with it mid-1980s songs “All This Love”, “Love Me in a Special Way”, “Rhythm of the Night”, and “Who’s Holding Donna Now”.

James Debarge Age

James was born on August 22, 1963 in East Side of Detroit Michigan. He is 56 years old as of 2019.

James Debarge Family | James Debarge Siblings

Robert was born and raised on the East Side of Detroit, Michigan. He is the son of Robert DeBarge Sr. and Etterlene Abney DeBarge. He is the seventh child. The family later relocated to Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Five of the older children out of 10 of Debarge turned to drugs after sexually and physically abused by their now deceased father. One of James’ siblings now decased, Bobby Debarge; was a victim of the abuse and turned around and abused James.

The father and the other children would do chores while he took Bunny upstairs to molest her. Three of the James’ siblings that appeared on the show (Bunny, Randy, and James)  are still on drugs. Though, Bunny and Randy seemed they want to seek help for their issues

James was saved by Michael Jackson, the King of pop saved on several suicide attempts.  He said he wanted help with his issues but more interested in getting answers as to why he was abused. However, at this point both his brother and father are dead, Dr Drew suggest to him that he should try to save himself.

James lived off the streets on and off for years. Bunny’s daughter pleads her uncles and mother to get help. All three on the show decided to get treated and went to a rehab facility after the show. Dr. Drew gave updates, saying that Randy and Bunny are still in rehab, however, James left the facility after only staying a couple of hours.

Janet Jackson James Debarge | James Debarge Children

DeBarge is also known for his 1984 marriage to pop singer Janet Jackson. The marriage was annulled in 1985. DeBarge has three children: daughter Kristinia Debarge (born March 8, 1990), son James, Jr. (born 1998), and his youngest, daughter Tori (born 2001). Kristinia appeared on 2003’s American Idol spin-off American Juniors, and later received a recording contract through Island Def Jam Records. DeBarge performed with brothers El and Mark during a gospel service in late 2007. DeBarge is a practicing Christian. James was imprisoned in 2012 after being arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and drugs charges. In 2015 James was released from prison three years later.

James Debarge Career | James Debarge Now

DeBarge as of 2000, he  has worked with DJ Quik on such tracks as “Tha Divorce Song”, as well as “Get Nekkid” by slain rapper Mausberg. Also, DeBarge in 2004 he made a song with the “Haitian Sensation” Won-G for a remix called “Nothing’s Wrong”, using the instrumental for the Quik/DeBarge track “Tha Divorce Song”. He also made a small guest appearance in 2006 on the album 818 Antics, by rapper J-Ro, who is associated with the rap group Tha Liks.

James along with brothers Mark, Randy, nephew Andrew (bass player), and an unknown niece are performing on tour as DeBarge. They were featured in a “Flashback to the ’80s” concert at San Manuel Casino in Highland, California along with Atlantic Starr, The SOS Band, and the Mary Jane Girls. In El’s absence, James handled lead vocals. DeBarge performed three encores despite not being the top billed act.

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James Debarge Daughter

Kristinia who is the first born of James  appeared on 2003’s American Idol spin-off American Juniors, and later received a recording contract through Island Def Jam Records.

James Debarge Net Worth

James  is an American soul singer who has a net worth of $250 thousand.

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James Debarge 2016

In 2016 Janet Jackson’s ex-husband, singer James DeBarge, just dropped an alleged baby bombshell.In a clip that he released from WE TV’s Growing Up Hip Hop,  DeBarge claims that he has a secret daughter with Jackson. The “Rhythm Nation” singer eloped with DeBarge in 1984, but the marriage was annulled in 1985.

James Debarge Dying | James Debarge Death Bed | James Debarge Health

In 2015 James  was on his deathbed and so his mother, Etterlene Debarge, took to social media to sum up some prayer warriors in hopes of a good ol’ fashion miracle.

James Debarge Songs

Tha Divorce Song
Take Your Clothes Off
We Came 2 Play
That Nigga’s Crazy
Don’t Walk Away
Suga Free
Change Da Game
Suga Free
So Good
Need Somebody
Westside Part II (My Melody)
Whateva U Want
2nd II None
Any Way U Want 2

James Debarge Prison |  James Debarge On Drugs

In 2012 DeBarge was imprisoned after being arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and drugs charges. He was released from prison three years later in 2015.

James has had a public battle with drug addiction in recent years, which landed him in Los Angeles County jail several times. He was arrested in 2010 on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon involving a gun.

James Debarge
James Debarge

In October 2011 he was arrested twice by the LAPD, initially on suspicion of drug possession and then assault with a deadly weapon. He was back behind bars i  2013 after being arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and possession of a controlled substance. He was convicted of drug possession in 2011 and in 2012 he was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and drug possession, court records show.

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