DeVante Swing of the 80s R&B group Jodeci was arrested in California over the weekend for public drunkenness after he trashed a Subway restaurant.

A talented producer and songwriter, DeVante produced 2 Pac's "No More Pain" off the 1996 album All Eyez on Me. DeVante was considered the heartthrob of the group, but he was plagued by drug addictions for most of his career.

"Gin & Juice" by Da Bassment featuring DeVante is a track off a mixtape, circa 1995. Da Bassment was a collective of artists from DeVante's now defunct Swing Mob Records featuring Missy Elliott, her group Sugah, Tweet, Missy's other girl group Sista, Timbaland, Magoo, Ginuwine, and others. The collective was sometimes referred to as "the supafriends".

According to TMZ, DeVante, whose real name is Donald DeGrate Jr., was arrested after police received a call from a concerned citizen who said the singer was drunk and sloppily crashing into tables and falling on the floor at the restaurant.

The 41-year-old was arrested for being drunk in public and taken to a jail nearby.

DeVante was released around 11PM, after police determined he had sobered up. The police said the singer would not be charged with a crime.

Jodeci was a hit R&B band famous in the early-to-late '90s and consisted of two pairs of brothers, the DeGrates -- Donald 'DeVante Swing' DeGrate and Dalvin DeGrate and the Haileys -- Cedric 'K-Ci' Hailey and Joel 'Jo-Jo' Hailey.

When Jodeci went on hiatus, the Hailey brothers continued to perform together under the name K-Ci & JoJo and found additional success; they are currently the subject of the reality show 'K-Ci & JoJo ... Come Clean.'

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  • ySoSerious

    He has very ashy hands. :coffee:

    Morning workers and lurkers. :waves:

  • lakercrazy

    GOOD MORNING :waves:
    WELL HOTZ DAM THEM HANDS CAN USE SOME LOTION NO?? :grin:

  • lakercrazy

    BIG SHOUT OUT TO MY BOO IT'S HIS GRADUATION DAY TODAY :cheer: SO PROUD OF HIM :grin: WE GON :party:

  • Eb

    DEVANTE SWING YEAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH EVERY FREAKING NIGHT & EVERY FREAKING DAY :dance:

  • Bri

    I can't tell whether he's laughin or cryin in that 1st pic. Looks like he's saying, "Mama no!!!!!!"

  • ySoSerious

    :yahoo: @ laker

    Congrats to your man. :claps:

    I'm going to keep a jar of Vaseline at the ready when I log into SR from now on. :yes:

  • allwrightyden

    He used to be so cute! It goes to show that alcohol & drugs well definitely squeeze all the cutenes out you! :blink:

  • ySoSerious

    @ Bri

    I looks like his pee pee hurts to me. :shrugs:

  • lakercrazy

    @yso why his mouth look like that :shrug: like he trying to not cry or holding his teeth in???
    Oh and thanks im sooo pround of him nobody thought he was gon do it but he did :yahoo:

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    What in the crack smoking hell? Did this dude do a Mike Tyson and tat his face? And here I thought him and Dalvin were the cute ones out of the group. Jesus be a time machine and blast me back to 1992......
    :shocked:

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    And where's his teeth at? He looks like he's gummin it up.....

  • lakercrazy

    @yvonne that is what i said what is up with his dam mouth like he trying to hold in his dam dentures :lol:

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    Hey ySoSerious.....*throws a skittle at ya*
    Hey Laker... :cheer: tell your boo I said he's da man!!!
    Hey Eb... *pulls one of your afro puffs* where ya been?

    How's eveyone doing? I am feeling great. I have a half day so in a couple of hours, I will have some spirits in me :koolaide:

  • http://www.amazon.com/gotta-make-Heaven-going-thru/product-reviews/1448656729/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_t iscream

    Jodeci was a 90's group Sandra :yes:

    I'm not surprised by this especially since K-ci and JoJo are on a show trying to beat the bottle.

    Time has not been good to them.

    Wasn't Devante :hump: Kim Porter back in the day? Remember she was in the feeing video. That girl sure did "work" her way to the top.

  • Suga Foot

    I used to think he was sooooo fine. His pic made me wanna jump in a hot, hot shower and scrub. He looks dirty. What a shame.

  • ySoSerious

    Considering how the rest of him looks, I don't want to see his teeth. :no:

  • http://twitter.com/Southernicity81 LaTechGrad02

    Is he trying to get his own show on TV One?

  • http://CHARBEE97@TWITTER.COM CHARBEE

    :waves:
    :waves:

    Dang what a talented waste. He looks horrible.

    What everybody got up for the weekend??????????????

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    Wow, he looks tragic. Do him and Danger have matching super ghetto face tats? Dude needs to sign up for Celebrity Rehab.

  • http://CHARBEE97@TWITTER.COM CHARBEE

    iscream says:

    Jodeci was a 90’s group Sandra

    I’m not surprised by this especially since K-ci and JoJo are on a show trying to beat the bottle.

    Time has not been good to them.

    Wasn’t Devante Kim Porter back in the day? Remember she was in the feeing video. That girl sure did “work” her way to the top.
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    That heffa done got around!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ySoSerious

    I still listen to Jodeci. But I wouldn't touch none of they azzes now with a HazMat suit on.

  • http://CHARBEE97@TWITTER.COM CHARBEE

    @ Laker

    Congrats to the Boo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :party:

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    Just read the commentary...he was in the Subway getting his Eddie Caine on :lol: "Cain't nobody sang like Eddie Caine".....where's Krysi? I know she knows that movie by heart....

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    "Nights like this…IIII wish…that raindrops would…fa-a-a-a-lll"......

  • Suga Foot

    ySoSerious says:

    I still listen to Jodeci. But I wouldn’t touch none of they azzes now with a HazMat suit on.

    __________________________________
    :lol:

  • lakercrazy

    @charbee and @yvonne thanks it's gon be a good day :grin:

  • kwall

    Ohhhhh CHILE this pic makes me so SAD...I used to LOVE this man...and now...he looks crackish to the nth degree! And we thought the Hailey borthers looked a hotdayum mess! That dayum group crunk out those FIYAH hits....but all 4 of those brothas produced ALOT of dys dayum function amongst them! Ole boy K-Ci used to whip Mary's azz...all of them turned out to be :snort: or :koolaid: I am going to find "Stay" on my mp3 player now....(scrolls back up...looks at Devante Swing...shakes my head)

  • ySoSerious

    @ Suga

    And I would have never let K-Ci the "O.G" (Original Gargoyle) touch me ever. In any way, shape, or form. He could sing to me though. :yes:

  • Suga Foot

    YSO, you are getting me started early this morning. My sides are hurting. I'm glad it's Friday.

    K-Ci, the O.G.
    :rofl:

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    ySoSerious says:
    @ Suga

    And I would have never let K-Ci the “O.G” (Original Gargoyle) touch me ever. In any way, shape, or form. He could sing to me though.
    November 12, 2010 at 8:51 am
    ****************
    K-CI can sing his tail off. Isn't he related to Fantasia? I think I read that somewhere....

  • Suga Foot

    Yvonne, they are first cousins I think. I know they are definitely cousins.

  • ALBoy

    Good morning SR fam how yall?

  • candibfly

    Where is Mr Dalvin? That was my boo :)

  • Suga Foot

    Morning AL. Glad it's Friday.

  • lakercrazy

    @alboy good mornting suga :kiss: im good whats the plans for this weekend?

  • ySoSerious

    @ Suga

    K-Ci is the O.G. but Lil Wayne is trying his hardest to pick up the torch, as it were.

  • ALBoy

    @ ron mex I work this weekend so it wont be friday until Mon for me

  • Suga Foot

    I thought Dalvin was cuter than Devante but I had the crush on Devante.

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    Hey Candi! wasn't expecting to see you til Monday....*passes skates*

  • ALBoy

    Good morning Lakeshow :kiss: sick cause my boys lost there first one last night

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    Hey AlBoy!! What it do? *tosses a pack of Jolly ranchers at ya*

  • Suga Foot

    Sorry AL. Weekends off for me. I'll have a house full of kids so that kind of resembles work.

    And he's just Vick, not Ron Mexico >:(

  • Suga Foot

    >:(

  • Suga Foot

    Forget it, my angry face won't work.

  • lexdiamonz

    aww man him and Dalvin were my boos and didn't 'Vante date kim porter too ??? boy i tell you fame is a bish when people lose the spotlight 9 times out of 10 they go straight to hell i mean what the illuminati aint got no damn pension plan for these folk !!! i blame kanye for this he get so much shine for being a bish ERRBODY want to act crazy

  • candibfly

    *flips hair* im on my phone yvonne. Had to grace y'all with my presence. :D

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    Wow, I just saw the Subway video on TMZ. Its quite pathetic. He looks like a bum. I'm assuming he was sober when he got dressed so how do you explain him coming out the house looking like that complete with afro pick in his hair? God bless him.

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    @candi: Cool....enjoying your trip much? *pops gum*

  • lakercrazy

    ***flips over two cubicles lands into a split on top of the managers head** @candib good morning hun :hug:

  • ySoSerious

    Morning yvonne, ALBoy & candi

    @ Suga

    :mad: = : mad : without the spaces.

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    lexdiamonz says:

    what the illuminati aint got no damn pension plan for these folk !!!
    ************************************

    Especially not when you are a Bad Boy artist. They probably still owe Diddy money.

  • ALBoy

    good morning yvonne just chilling this morning

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    Bird says:
    Wow, I just saw the Subway video on TMZ. Its quite pathetic. He looks like a bum. I’m assuming he was sober when he got dressed so how do you explain him coming out the house looking like that complete with afro pick in his hair? God bless him.
    November 12, 2010 at 9:04 am
    ****************
    Although I had jokes earlier, if he's an alcoholic; I hope he gets the help that he needs. Staggering all over the place being mistaken for a whino is not a good look at all....

  • lakercrazy

    @alboy why did u have to bring that chit up :wail: i don't want to talk about it **sore looser** my bf was all over my azz about it im tooo into dam lakers they are still the chitsnitz :champ:

  • ALBoy

    ***flips over two cubicles lands into a split on top of the managers head**
    ___________________________________
    :clap: :yes:

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    lakercrazy says:
    ***flips over two cubicles lands into a split on top of the managers head** @candib good morning hun
    November 12, 2010 at 9:05 am
    *******************
    Ah snap! The verdicts in, Laker's feeling much better :D

  • ALBoy

    YSo good morning passes jolly ranchers around that yvonne gave me leave me at least one green one

  • lakercrazy

    @yvonne yes i is :grin: got all fukd up with meds last night and today no symptoms :yahoo:

  • jazi65

    That vid was sad to watch..

    :offtopic:

    I'm in shopping mode & wanted to share this with the SR family. Black Friday! Sears is selling Kenmore washers/dryers for $199. each! I'm gonna drag my behind out the bed for this deal.

  • ySoSerious

    :claps: @ laker

    That deserves a 10 fo sho.

    Sooo...The Lakers lost last night huh?

    :cheer1:

  • ALBoy

    Man what at Jazi I hate black friday but i do want a new washer dryer set

  • http://twitter.com/Southernicity81 LaTechGrad02

    Oooh that's a good deal Jazi

  • ALBoy

    Sooo…The Lakers lost last night huh?
    ____________

    YSO dont ever talk to me again

  • jazi65

    ALBoy says:

    Man what at Jazi I hate black friday but i do want a new washer dryer set.

    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    YESSSS!

    I don't get out my warm comfy bed for that foolishness either but for that deal I'll go down there in my pjs & donald duck slippers :lol:

  • lakercrazy

    @yso dam u i said i do not want to talk about it :wail: my lil laker heart was broke i couldn't believe it but u know what is only one flukn game and we still the best :champ: ask the best coach in the game "MR.PHIL PLEASE SHOW UP U AND UR 10 RINGS :grin:"

  • ALBoy

    ALBoy says:

    Man what at Jazi I hate black friday but i do want a new washer dryer set.

    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    YESSSS!

    I don't get out my warm comfy bed for that foolishness either but for that deal I'll go down there in my pjs & donald duck slippers
    __________________________
    I dont like being pressured to spend money on one particular day I feel like they are forcing me :no:

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    Glad you're feeling better Laker. So what are we gonna talk about for the next three hours? :coffee:

  • ySoSerious

    Okay then. Somebody tell ALBoy that Kobe Bean and his team are overrated. And that he can still keep passing me those pink lemonade Jolly Ranchers. Please and thanks. :grin:

  • ALBoy

    :off topic: I stan for Helen Keller :coffee: <=====water

  • ALBoy

    YSo ain got no mo jolly ranchers hea take this butter scotch

  • lakercrazy

    @yso :hater: let KOBE be great as he is :grin: so what is the subject for the day?? :coffee: <<<<cafe con leche and butter cookies

  • ALBoy

    @ laker I want to apologize I am the reason they lost I did the unthinkable and........ clears throat Cheer for Loston last night I know I know but I hate Miami The big two and Ms boshes

  • ySoSerious

    Somebody tell ALBoy I actually like butterscotch candy. :nana:

    @ laker

    I'll let Kobe Bean pick the cotton in my fields in one of them white slaves outfits he has. :coffee:

  • ALBoy

    @YSO it was opened and had pocket lint and hair on it so enjoy

  • Suga Foot

    don't you just hate when you ask for gum or a mint and all that pocket/purse lint and grit is stick to it. yuck!!
    :hurl:

  • Daisy

    I LOVE Jodeci NC STAND UP :woot:

    Mr Dalvin was the cutie of the group to me

    K Ci and JoJo are funny on their reality show

    TGIF/Morning :waves:

  • ySoSerious

    Somebody tell ALBoy that God made dirt and dirt don't hurt. And neither does hair or lint.

  • ALBoy

    Hea YSO have a Bit O honey

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    ySoSerious is a lint licker :lol:

  • PAHairston

    Hello All. When will black men find it not necessary to continually grab their jewels, especially in public, while taking pics? As for the tats on his face, as he grows older, they'll just look like really dark, old wrinkles, more like scars, all upside his po face.

  • lakercrazy

    @alboy u are my e-boo now i can't stand the dam miami heat but u know what they betta bring it!!! It aint going to be easy to take it from the champs no matter how many "valuable" players they got :nana: and for the record
    F!CK LEBRON HE AINT NO DAM KING HE NEEDS THE THROWN AND THE RING WICH HE AINT GOT!!!!!!!!! #LAKERDYNASTY :champ:

  • ALBoy

    @ yvonne son of a biscuit eating bulldog :laugh:

  • lakercrazy

    lint licker
    ____________
    :rofl: shut up u lint licker.....need a fresh mouth clean it with orbit :lol: i couldn't help it

  • http://talkingwithtami.com/blog talkingwithtami

    I feel so sad for him! Prayers geesh! I'm an ashy a** too at times, I'm going to do better with my lotion application! You just never know who's taking pics lmao!

  • lakercrazy

    @yso i can't even say chit about that dam photo shoot :ashamed: he don't know no better he is an athlete **trying to find an excuse**

  • ALBoy

    Laker Dynasty

  • mrsgarcia703

    Does anyone remember when Devante went on the BET Awards show (I think it was 2001) with those damm white platform boots on?!?!?!?!

  • ALBoy

    UM did he wash his hands with clown makeup :coffee: <----- more water

  • lakercrazy

    @mrsgar that dam gravi :rofl:

  • ySoSerious

    Jordan and his Bulls was a dynasty. Kobe Bean and his Lakers only wish they were. :coffee:

    #LintLickerButNotACottonPicker

  • ySoSerious

    was = were

  • Suga Foot

    how about those Hawks

    **don't watch basketball, but I just wanted to shake it up a bit. tee-hee**

  • lakercrazy

    @yso come on now dam i don't want to go into this JORDAN thing again.....YES JORDAN WAS GREAT... KOBE IS ALSO GREAT HE WILL NEVER BE LIKE JORDAN CAN'T NOBODY FILL THEM SHOES. BUT KOBE IS THE BEST IN THE GAME RIGHT NOW I WISH PEOPLE WOULD STOP HATING AND REALIZE GREATNESS AND DETERMINATION WHEN THEY SEE IT...BUT ON THAT NOTE IT IS LAKER DYNASTY WEATHER HATERS LIKIE OR NOT :grin: THEY ARE A BEAST :yes: THAT IS WHY THEY HAD TO GET A TEAM LIKE THE HEATS PUT TOGETHER TO EVEN HAD A CHANCE AGAINS THE :champs:

  • lakercrazy

    #LintLickerButNotACottonPicker
    __________________________
    :rofl: dam u :lol:

  • Daisy

    So glad the Lakers LOST last night

    GO CELTICS :cheer:

  • lacountrygirl

    **steps out of lurking** LAAAAWWD that picture should be in an antidrug PSA. I can't.

    @civil where are you??? I should be dying laughing at your post right now.

  • ySoSerious

    I'm not saying Kobe Bean isn't good, I'm just saying he's not as great as he and others think he is. And I have a long standing dislike of LA so it's not completely personal.

    Let's just agree to disagree. :hugs:

  • Danielle

    :wtf: happened to him?? He used to be so cute, I always thought Dalvin was cuter tho.

  • Danielle

    Daisy says:

    So glad the Lakers LOST last night :cheer:

    GO CELTICS
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    :cosign: Me and Rondo -----> :love:

  • lakercrazy

    @yso okie :hug: why u no likie LA i used to live right of LAX INGLEWOOOOOOOOD :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so with that being said...........BEHOLD MY BEAUTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    j/k Mornin Fam!

  • ySoSerious

    @ laker

    By LA I meant the team, not the city. I've never even been to California. :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNu4oYyqYl0 Man, I just don’t care™

    @SANDRA ROSE
    "DeVante Swing of the 80s R&B group Jodeci ..."
    __________________________________________________________________________

    ROFLMAO!!!!!!
    :rofl:

  • ySoSerious

    BROWN!!

    I'm beholding. I'm beholding. :bow:

  • ALBoy

    you know what I understand how everyone else feels about the Lakers they are so good you know i felt like that about the bulls I hated them because they always won. So please go on continue to hate :coffee:

  • ALBoy

    :yes: :clap: Ms Brown that is a good look

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNu4oYyqYl0 Man, I just don’t care™

    "I’m not saying Kobe Bean isn’t good, I’m just saying he’s not as great as he and others think he is."-YSO
    _________________________________________________________________________

    ¿¿¿ :blink: ???
    :rofl:
    Quite possibly the dumbest statement ever typed on here. I guess Michael Jackson couldn't dance either. LOL.

  • MissHarlem

    :rofl:

  • ySoSerious

    @ YT Man

    Nothing I type can ever hold a candle to your magnificent stupidity. :coffee:

  • ALBoy

    Yso is a Kobe hater @ Man who in the game TODAY is better than Kobe

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNu4oYyqYl0 Man, I just don’t care™

    @YSO
    "Nothing I type can ever hold a candle to your magnificent stupidity."
    ________________________________________________________________________

    YOU JUST DID! LOOOL.

    Kobe = G.O.A.T.!

    Pure and simple.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    @ Yso *points to self*
    Me???? You're bowing to me?!?!?!?!?!

    *look of surprise*

    Please continue!

  • lakercrazy

    @BROWN WELL HELLO BEUTIFUL :waves: LIKIE THE PIC... NICEEEE REAAAL NICEEE **IN MY BERNIE MAC VOICE**

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNu4oYyqYl0 Man, I just don’t care™

    @ALBOY
    "Yso is a Kobe hater @ Man who in the game TODAY is better than Kobe"
    _________________________________________________________________________

    No one on planet Earth, that's for sure. Ain't nothing wrong with "hatin" on someone but at least be logical with the chit and be able to back it up!

  • Suga Foot

    Very pretty pic Brown!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    Oh laker you are too kind!
    Me and my ego appreciate you!

  • MissHarlem

    Nothing like SR on a Friday Morning :coffee: <----- Darjeeling Tea

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_wjBDrUsKo BROWNSUGAPOET

    Thanks Suga Foot and AL B

  • ySoSerious

    :yes: Kobe = G.O.A.T

    Greatly
    Overrated
    Azzhole
    Tickler

    :coffee:

  • ySoSerious

    You should hold yourself to the same standards, B-Rad. :coffee:

  • MissHarlem

    @ YSO you stay with it :yes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNu4oYyqYl0 Man, I just don’t care™

    @YSOSERIOUS
    "Kobe = G.O.A.T

    Greatly
    Overrated
    Azzhole
    Tickler"
    ___________________________________________________________________________

    OH. He must be "overrated" in "azzhole tickling" (which no one cares about). You may be right because that ain't got chit to do with basketball.

    Because as far as basketball goes, he's the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of all time).
    :coffee:

  • IsaiahsMom

    Been a fan since '91.
    <---Can do no wrong in my eyes :love: :hump:

    Happy Friday er'body!

  • MsSoloDiva

    Morning all!!!!!

    I am going to need him to get some lotion!!! What is up with people tattooing their face.... OMG!!!

  • ySoSerious

    Hey MissH. :waves:

    YT man = G.O.A.T.

    Get
    Off
    A Niggas
    Tip

    :coffee:

  • EssenceofU

    SO SAD! Where the intervention people at? Someone pleaz go help DeVante! I used to love Mr. Dalvin, what is he lookin' like now? Didn't he date TBoz back in the day and Devante dated Kim Porter? I wish they would all get it together, I would love a Jodeci reunion tour!

  • Destinee

    I use to be crazy about Devante Swing! EEEEEEWWWWWW :hurl:

  • MissHarlem

    HEEYYYYY YSO :waves:

    *jammin to my Jodeci playlist and SMH at the same time*

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    I would shake my head and say, "Look what fame does this to people", but when I think about the number of crackheads in my family who didn't have a damn dime to begin with and they still chose crackdom, despite the fact that it's the most expensive drug habit of all, I digress.