The group was assigned to Uptown executive Sean "Puffy" Combs, who took on the task of developing the new act.
Bobby and his younger brother Chico Debarge along with two other accomplices were arrested in Grand Raipds, Michigan on drug charges in late 1980s.
The prosecutor’s office accused them of selling drugs.
Etterlene De Barge is the mother of James and Chico De Barge them.
Doing some research on her supposed secret grandchild with Janet Jackson, Etterlene says she has stumbled upon a woman with DNA proof confirming the allegations.
Even before the Debarge came out in the 1980s they had two older brothers named Bobby and Tommy who were members in a music group named switch.
Bobby was the oldest of the Debarge children and Tommy was the second oldest.
Jonathan Arthur "Chico" De Barge was born on June 23, 1966 in Detroit. He is a member of the legendary De Barge family of singers and musicians, who were active as a Motown group in the '70s and '80s.
The group was made up of siblings Etterlene "Bunny," Mark "Marty," William "Randy," Eldra "El" and James.
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He fell ill in 1995 and was admitted to a hospice where he stayed until his death in August of that year.