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D'Angelo

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D'Angelo apparently went cruisin' and now his reputation's taking a bruisin'.

The R&B smoothie, considered the consummate ladies man back in the day, was collared Saturday night in New York City after allegedly trying to proposition a prosititute who turned out to be an undercover cop. Oops.

The 36-year-old D'Angelo (aka Michael Eugene Archer) was driving around Greenwich Village in his Range Rover when he spotted the woman, pulled over and offered her $40 for sex, according to the NYPD.

Instead, he wound up booked on a count of patronizing a prostitute in the third degree, according to the Manhattan D.A. He was released on his own recognizance.

D'Angelo later issued a statement saying he'll fight the charge and asked the public and his fans to "allow the American justice system to resolve the matter before jumping to any conclusions."

This isn't the first time the "Cruisin" singer has run afoul of the law. In 2005, he received a suspended sentence following a bust for drug possession and DUI.

A preliminary hearing is set for May 4.

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