D’Angelo Dishes On Sex Arrest, Music, Madonna Diss & More

Published: Tuesday 22nd May 2012 by Sam

As reported yesterday, ‘Untitled’ singer D’Angelo is back.

The soulful star struck many a pose in his new GQ feature, yet it’s his words that are sure to resonate most.

Flip the hood to see the 38 year old dish on his demons, overcoming them, and an interesting encounter which saw him put Pop queen Madonna in check.

Via GQ:

D’Angelo on battling his substance abuse during his hiatus: “I didn’t really think I had a problem like that,” he says, taking a hit off a Newport. “I felt like, you know, all I got to do is clean up and I’ll be fine. Just get in the studio and I’ll be fucking fine.”

On then checking into alcohol rehab…and failing twice:  “I went in under a fake name so people wouldn’t know who I was, right? So, you know, Michael (his real name) never got treatment. It was this other character that was in there. And the moment I left, I went straight to the fucking liquor store.”

…on his arrest for soliciting sex from an undercover officer: “It was just me making a stupid decision, a wrong turn, on the wrong night. I’m not the role-model motherfucker. Look at all the shit that I’ve been in.”

…on what made him turn his life around: “After J. Dilla’s death, I felt like I was going to be next. I ain’t bullshitting. I was scared then,” he says, recalling how shame engulfed him, preventing him from attending the funeral. “I was so fucked-up, I couldn’t go.”

…on an instance with a female fan: “One time I got mad when a female threw money at me onstage, and that made me feel fucked-up, and I threw the money back at her,” he says. “ I was like, ‘I’m not a stripper.’

…on Madonna:
When Madonna turned 39, she asked him to sing “Happy Birthday” at her party. One press report had her sitting on his lap and French-kissing him. In fact, two sources say that ultimately D rebuffed her advances at another gathering not long after. At that event, the sources say, Madonna walked over and told a woman sitting next to D, “I think you’re in my seat.” The woman got up. Madonna sat down and told him, “I’d like to know what you’re thinking.” To which D replied, “I’m thinking you’re rude.”


The rest of the interview makes for a fascinating read. Here’s hoping his new material is just as compelling, because -if so- he could be on the brink of an epic chart comeback.

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  1. Suicide Blonde May 22, 2012

    I love Madonna attitude, 53 years old, 30 years later and she is still the same arrogant b**** from whom i fell in love.

  2. L-Boz May 22, 2012

    He’s looking old…shame because he used to be s***

    • Jessica May 22, 2012

      D’Angelo is still s***, just because he’s 38 years old, doesn’t mean he’s not s***, smh!!! KIDS!!! SMH!!!

      • Stephen May 22, 2012

        38 is apparently “old” to kids.

  3. -Hoars May 22, 2012

    he can still get it!

  4. DJ TAJ May 22, 2012

    No offense but I don’t believe him on the Madonna encounter. He was probably in an alcoholic/drug induced stupor and imagined the whole thing.

    • JoArmy&CarrieUnderwoodArmy May 22, 2012

      b**** don’t start with D cuz madonna is a decaying s*** and has a bad attitude…he put that old heffer in her place

      • Mafalo May 22, 2012

        JoArmy&CarrieUnderwoodArmy, your mom is a decaying old s***.

      • JoArmy&CarrieUnderwoodArmy May 22, 2012

        @mafalo Girl plzz u telling me about my mother for madonna and she does’t give a s*** about you or me so go lick your mothers sweaty decaying p****, hood rat

  5. Black Madonna May 22, 2012


  6. MovieAmi May 22, 2012

    When Madonna turned 39 she was still with Carlos Leon and they had just had Lola, so I’m not buying that one.

    • B. Hill May 23, 2012

      Neither am I.
      S*** sounds bogus.

  7. JoArmy&CarrieUnderwoodArmy May 22, 2012

    WE ALL know that she is a w****…….no a scabical is what she is……

  8. JoArmy&CarrieUnderwoodArmy May 22, 2012

    Scabical-slutty females with low self esteem who wear little clothing and bright cheap jewelry so as to attract maximum attention. <<<<<<<this is madonna

  9. NAYAH82 May 22, 2012

    I read about her doing something similar to Lenny Kravitz too. But is Madonna we’re talking about…I still love her though!

  10. ass May 22, 2012

    damn he is still hot s** on a platter! I just wanna know if he still got that voice, cause the body and face are back!

    As far as him checking madonna good for him! The story is believable. She acts like a spoiled child in a candy store. She was rude. Bravo D!

    And if anyone doubts her boarish behavior. Watch “truth or dare”. She’s an asshole. Stop trying to be Bette Davis, Madge. She did it so much better.

    • Suicide Blonde May 22, 2012

      Haha i love Bette davis she was the real b****.

  11. JJFan1814 May 22, 2012


    • Jessica May 22, 2012

      Do some research!!! SMH!!! KIDS, DON’T KNOW S***!!! SMH!!!

    • Stephanie May 24, 2012

      THe man’s name is D’Angelo and he literally changed the music scene in his day. Please read or do research on an artist before you talk, I know he may not be the brilliant mind of Chris Brown or Lil Wayne lol

  12. ass May 22, 2012

    madonna is a brilliant showman, and legend tho. She’s just such a douch! Lol!

  13. Anne May 22, 2012

    Personally I’m wondering why the Madonna part is not quoted directly like the rest of the interview and what or who are the so called sources? It just seems like that part was just tacked onto the interview I guess to make it more interesting.

  14. Anne May 22, 2012

    In other words, D is not quoted as to Madonna’s actions, only unnamed sources with D’s supposed quoted reaction to whatever.

  15. JER May 22, 2012

    Sources sources close to sources and sources say. BYE

  16. POP ROYALTY ( Révolution) May 22, 2012

    sorry , who ?!!!

    “seriously i’m not kidding or shading , i’m just asking” !

    • JoArmy&CarrieUnderwoodArmy May 22, 2012

      Like how old are you????

  17. ADC143 May 22, 2012

    The alleged dish about Madonna isn’t even quoted.


    Made it up.

  18. acem May 22, 2012

    D’Angelo? Really?
    I must have fallen asleep and woke up in 1996.

  19. CeeJaye May 22, 2012

    OMG what a liar.

  20. skintightjeans2007 May 22, 2012

    YESSSUH D’Angelo you s*** chocolate hostess cupcake you!

  21. skintightjeans May 22, 2012

    why I put 2007 after my name^^^^? What tha hell

  22. My2Centz May 22, 2012

    Meh. I don’t believe the Madonna story. There’s no way she would have traded 90’s era fitness trainer Carlos Leon (who at the time was an Adonis) for a constantly high D’Angelo, who is about as tall as she is. I would sooner believe the flip side.

    D’Angelo has “issues”. DOCUMENTED issues and despite how talented he is, and how good his music used to be, is basically a nutcase. I wouldn’t be quick to believe much of what he has to say.

  23. DUNKFAN May 23, 2012

    Umm… He isn’t the first artist that has said the same thing about Madonna.

  24. Queen Navy May 23, 2012

    I don’t believe it and as has been said several times already, Madonna at the time had a man who was 5x hotter than D’Angelo. Stop talking s*** and spreading lies for hits. She had no reason to try and get at him.

  25. Tbozfan10 May 23, 2012

    That’s really funny if Madonna really said, “excuse me, you’re in my seat.” lmao

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