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D’Angelo in GQ

May 27th, 2012 · No Comments

D’Angelo was once hailed as the next Marvin Gaye. Then, after his chiseled body threatened to overshadow his music, he vanished into addiction. So what is he doing singing his heart out in a Pentecostal church in Stockholm? And how are his abs? In his first interview in twelve years, GQ’s Amy Wallace witnesses D¹Angelo¹s ecstatic return to the stage and learns about the trials and tribulations he’s faced ‹from addiction, and feeling pressure about his image, to ballooning up to 300 pounds to spite those who admired him. Close friends, including Questlove and comedian Chris Rock, help Wallace paint a picture of the cultural struggles that D’Angelo and other celebrated black artists sometimes face, and share how they hope he will continue to persevere.

D'Angelo in GQ
Photo credit: Gregory Harris/GQ
Shirt, pants, and belt by Versace. Tie by Title of Work. Large bracelet and ring by Burkindy. Other bracelets David Yurman.

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