R&B singer Angie Stone was arrested in Lithonia, Georgia for domestic aggravated assault due to a physical altercation with her daughter Diamond, that ended with Diamond getting hit by a metal stand and losing some of her teeth.
TMZ reports that on Monday night, March 9, Angie Stone got into an argument with her daughter Diamond because the latter’s children were running around Angie’s house half-naked. However, their verbal argument later escalated into a physical fight.
In her statement to the police, Angie said that Diamond punched her in the face. She then picked up a nearby metal stand to defend herself from her daughter, but ended up accidentally hitting her in the face and knocking out her teeth. Upon seeing what she had done, Angie tried to run but Diamond chased after her. Later, a family friend, Blondy Chisolm, put an end to the mother-daughter fight.
However, Diamond had a different tale to narrate. She said that her mother “… started [getting] in her face, telling her that she needed to leave because she is tired [of] her”, which led to the said argument. And then, after her mother hit her, Diamond walked away and called the police.
Both mother and daughter were taken into custody. The police also questioned Chisolm as to who made the first punch, but she replied that she was not sure. Eventually, Diamond was released without any charges. Angie, on the other hand, was charged with domestic aggravated assault and is being held in the DeKalb County Jail.
Diamond is the eldest of Angie’s two children. She is her daughter with her ex-husband Rodney Stone of the hip-hop group Funky Four Plus One. Angie’s younger son, Michael is her child with soul singer D’Angelo.
Meanwhile, it is reported that Angie and Diamond do not share a close relationship. On TV One’s ‘R&B Divas Atlanta’, mother and daughter were frequently seen arguing about Angie’s boyfriend and Diamond’s plan to begin her own singing career.
In March 2011, Angie was also arrested for driving past the speed limit on a suspended license.
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