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When news broke that R&B singer D’Angelo was arrested in New York for soliciting a prostitute, fans of the “How Does It Feel” singer were stunned.

As previously reported, D’Angelo, real name Michael Archer, was arrested for asking an undercover police officer for oral sex.

When police stopped him in his Range Rover after agreeing to pay $40 for the act, they also found $12,000 cash in the car.

Now however D’Angelo is attempting to clear his name.

Lindsay Guion, a representative for D’Angelo has released a statement saying,

“We know there is a lot of speculation in regard to the arrest of D’Angelo in New York City this past weekend. We would like his fans and the public at large to know that D’Angelo has pled not guilty — and is contesting the allegations made against him. Also know that, he is in good health and extremely excited about his forthcoming new album.”

She also thanks fans for their support and advises people not to pass judgment…yet anyway.

“D’Angelo would like to personally thank all of his fans for the outpouring of concern, and appreciates if all would allow the American justice system to resolve the matter before jumping to any conclusions.”

He will appear in court on May 4 for the solicitation charge.

Promoting an album in the midst of a sex scandal???

How does it feel D’Angelo?