Angie Stone, a Grammy-nominated singer who rose to fame with R&B hits such as “Brotha,” “No More Rain” and “Wish I Didn’t Miss You,” was arrested in DeKalb County after police say she struck her 30-year-old daughter with a metal stand and knocked out the woman’s front teeth.
According to a DeKalb County police incident report, Angie Stone said Diamond Stone hit her in the face with closed fists first. Diamond Stone and Blondy Chisolm, a family friend who witnessed the Monday night altercation, told police they were not sure who threw the first blow.
The spat, according to Diamond Stone, started when Angie Stone entered her daughter’s room, demanded that she clean it up and ordered her to control her children, who were running around the singer’s Rogers Lake Road home half naked.
“Ms. Diamond Stone then went on to state that Ms. Angie Stone started (getting) in her face, telling her she needed to leave because she is tired (of) her,” police said in the report. “Ms. Diamond Stone then stated her and Ms. Angie Stone started to argue, and that’s when a physical altercation started to occur.”
Angie Stone, 53, told police she did not know she hit her daughter with a metal stand.
“Once she realized this,” police said in the report, “she quickly put the stand down and attempted to get away from Ms. Diamond Stone. Ms. Angie Stone then stated while she tried to get away, Ms. Diamond Stone continued to come after her as if to strike her again but stated that Ms. Blondy Chisolm came to break up the fight.”
Diamond Stone’s version of the story is different. According to the report, she walked away after Angie Stone struck her in the face with the metal stand and called police. Both women were taken to DeKalb County Police Department headquarters for questioning. Diamond Stone was released with no charges. Stone is being held in the DeKalb County jail on a charge of domestic aggravated assault.
Stone most recently appeared with other singers on TV One’s popular reality show, “R&B Divas: Atlanta.” She moved to the metro area in 2008.
This is not Stone’s first brush with the law.
In March 2011, she was arrested while driving to church after being caught speeding and driving on a suspended license.
Stone, whose real name is Angela Brown, was nominated for Grammys in 2003, 2004 and 2008.