Jodeci Member Devante Swing Arrested In Cali For Public Drunkenness

By Allen Starbury   /   Published 11/12/10

DeVante SwingDeVante Swing, a founding member of '90s R&B group Jodeci, recently surfaced in the media, but not for his music ... for an arrest instead.

TMZ obtained footage of the 41-year-old singer (real name: Donald DeGrate Jr.) at a Subway restaurant in Burbank, Calif. on Sunday (November 7) noticeably intoxicated and belligerent.

DeVante was so wasted/drunk that he was unable to walk straight and crashed into tables inside the Subway location ... and it was all captured on film.

A concern citizen called the police at around 5 p.m., and then arrived they arrested Swing for being drunk in public and was hauled off to jail.

DeVante was held in the drunk tank for around six hours, until finally sobering up, and then released at around 11 p.m. that night.

He will not be charged with a crime, reported TMZ.

DeVante isn't the only member from Jodeci struggling with to stay sober. Members, K-Ci & Jo Jo, starred in a TV One reality series called "K-Ci & Jo Jo ... Come Clean" as of late. In it, the brothers lived together for the first time and battle their substance addictions together.

In the 1990s, Jodeci rose to fame and enjoyed success with a string of hit singles and platinum albums until the group went on hiatus after 1998.

  • http://twitter.com/SayBrittaney Brittaney Jackson

    Wow, Thats Funny..

  • http://www.niggaornot.com niggaornot.com

    I'd be totally belligerent too if I had a piece of Michael Jackson's hair coming out of the front of my hat.

  • http://www.BEER.com BGGBEN

    AHAHAHA!!!!!!
    20 years ago this nigga was fuckin
    ALL yall mamas..
    or coulda..

  • Original DfDubb

    The dude just needs help man. I can't even laugh at a kat that full of demons.

  • 2thPick

    Publicity for himself and they're show

  • underdog

    Cannot laugh at a person with problems, he needs help.

  • http://iamsoze.blogspot.com/ VENGEANCE IS MINE!!!!

    IS SAD TO SEE SOMEONE FALL FROM GRACE BUT IN THE END ITZ LIKE @BGGBEN SAID THERE WAS A TIME WHEN THIS N!GGUH WAS THA MAN AND ALL THE B!TCHEZ WERE RIDING HIM!!!!

    TIME COMES TIME GOES BUT 4 HIM THIS IS THE END OF THE SHOW!!!!

  • c

    baby im beggin im beggin baby beggin!...lol!

  • Leigha

    This is so sad. Devante was and if he gets it together still is a musical genious. I see nothing amusing about this and I will pray for him. No one knows what goes on in a someones personal life to bring them to this.

  • Joe DC

    So let me guess, you PUSSIES never been drunk before? I GET IT. that's L.A. you dumbasses. who ain't drunk or strung out on a daily basis in that town? I'm just glad they called the cops before the man wrecked his Bentley and killed himself, then what? all you faggots would be in here acting you gave a fuck about the man. Fans are fickle as hell I see why artists treat most of you like groupies and stans. It's always the nobodys that got the most shit to say. and word to those who said Devante was once fucking they mamas, because he was...LOL...PIMP!

  • Rico campbell

    Thats so sad. That man had it going on. What happen all i got to say is that brother needs help bad!!!!!

  • http://www.bet.com jayceon

    damn that washed up nigga look like a fucking crack head look wat drugs do to him he done yr now i sorrry for his dumb black ass cant handle fame thats why he so washed up now studip

  • D

    His so called friend brought n the cops. SNitch!!

  • Jiinn Campbell

    Sawyyy ppl's its not funny at all. Why would you laugh at someone that needs help ? If it was your ppl's it wouldn't be so damnnn funny, huh ? No. This is a perfect explain of black ppl not sticking together when someone have a problem they can't seem to shake. I pray the Lord, or Dr. DREW will help to man w/ his drinking/drug problem becuz he can be a successful artist/musical.

  • JR

    Devante is TRULY gifted and I hope God will lead him back to himself. Its very sad that the enemy is after my brother like that. Not funny at all! The entertainment business is very fickle like someone else posted. I met Jodeci in the very beginning and the pressure of coming to grips with who you were taught to believe you are and coming back down to the reality of you really are is overwhelming and haunting. Fans love, support and prayers really can save that brother!

  • http://twitter.com/originaltrinese Tiff

    That's is hilariously sad, omg...wow...he was the fine one
    too...but in all serious-ness he along with the rest of group were
    purely talented and its sad that they were in charge of their own
    downfall...I wish him, Dalvin, K-Ci and Jojo all the best and hope
    they can get everything in line to help this new
    generation...

  • Bettyperry

    so sad I was in love with him

  • Vivienne Shakur

    i dont know what so bad about it. i know so many peepz like this. the world is cold. people forgot how to listen to music. thats why all big voices broke. all big musicians broke. i broke too. nuttin sad bout it. nuttin funny. YOU is the fuckin problem. you cold hearted muthafuccaz. substanceless bitches without courage. what else to do then drink, drugs, what?? he isnt outta place. i wouldnt call the cops about this. i would defnitly know what i would do. damn this great musician!!! if i was there. this night woulda been good and sweet. you stick inne ass comment makaz - you aint no lovaz at all. f u