In the latest issue of Essence Magazine, Angie Stone talks candidly about her past relationship with R&B crooner D’Angelo. Amongst other things, she also talks a little bit about her new album, and her beef with J Records.
The criticism that Dâ€™Angelo and I received about our relationship only began once he became successful. What people didnâ€™t realize was that before he became successful there was Angie Stone from the group Vertical Hold â€” a strong beautiful sister who dated somebody who had not even crossed the threshold of the industry yet. When I was dating him he wore glasses, had short hair and his pants were hanging down to his butt. He was just a 19-year-old kid with big shorts and nobody cared and no one saw his beauty but me. And I told him, â€œYou are beautiful. I promise you when your record drops your lips are gonna become famous, your eyesâ€”everything will become famous. But he couldnâ€™t see it because his self-esteem wasnâ€™t where it is today. He didnâ€™t even have an image and his hair was really short so I braided his hair with thread for his first album cover. It wasnâ€™t until Brown Sugar came out that people actually took a good look at him and said, â€œYou know what? Heâ€™s fine.â€ Then all of a sudden, heâ€™s so fine he shouldnâ€™t be with me.
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