*El DeBarge won’t have to worry about his arrest for drug possession this week. TMZ is reporting that the L.A. County D.A. has declined to file charges.
According to official D.A. documents, the case was rejected due to insufficient evidence.
As previously reported, DeBarge was arrested on Tuesday for felony possession of narcotics with intent to sell. Police officers noticed the singer and another man speaking on the street – and, according to TMZ, decided to search them without giving a reason why.
After searching them and coming up with nothing, police say they searched the surrounding area and found a baggie of rock cocaine hidden under a nearby car.
The other man insisted he was there to buy the rock from DeBarge, but the artist denied the accusation. The D.A. decided there wasn’t enough evidence to make the charge stick.
*Black Eyed Peas member Taboo says the band used to be embarrassed by his hard partying ways until his arrest for drunk driving and drug possession set him straight.
He told BANG Showbiz: “I was an embarrassment to the crew. This was during the big-time, yeah man. From 2003 to 2007 when I got arrested, I was a f**king mess. I was always drunk, doing drugs. It didn’t matter man.”
The band – made up of will.i.am, Fergie, apl.d.ap and Taboo – used to have trouble controlling the 35-year-old rapper. He was finally nabbed by police for drunk driving and drug possession, and he admits his life has never been better thanks to the arrest.
“I almost lost everything and I just thought, ‘F**k this man,’” said Taboo, whose real name is Jaime Luis Gomez. “Now I’m four years sober and I’m loving life and enjoying the great things that are happening now that I’ve become clear headed and sober.”
Taboo says the band members are now closer than ever because they all have respect for each other.
He said: “We’re very diplomatic when it comes to our friendship. There’s no egos. Everybody is respectful. We don’t let fame or even fortune get in the way.”
Just last weekend, Taboo and his bandmate apl.de.ap were the subject of a skit on “Saturday Night Live.” The pair were portrayed as being defensive over living in the shadow of will.i.am and Fergie. Watch below.