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In , James released Urban Rapsody , his first album since his release from prison on assault charges, and he toured to promote the album. That same year, he discussed his life and career in interviews for the VH1 musical documentary series, Behind the Music , which aired in early James's musical career slowed again after he suffered a minor stroke during a concert in In early , after years out of the spotlight, James participated in a comedy sketch on Chappelle's Show , in a segment called "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories.
During the sketch, James's character, played by Dave Chappelle , utters the now famous catchphrase, "I'm Rick James, bitch! James enjoyed a career revival after his appearance on the show. James called out a girl backstage who didn't recognize him by saying, "never mind who you thought I was, I'm Rick James, bitch!
The book was finally published in by Colossus Books and features a picture of his tombstone. James had two children with Syville Morgan, a former singer and songwriter. They had a daughter, Tyenza, and a son, Rick Jr.
James dated actress Linda Blair from to They met after James read an interview where Blair called him sexy. He contacted her and spent time getting to know the actress during a short stint living at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. James wrote in his memoir, "I loved Linda and it hurt me that she would choose to abort our child without even wanting to talk to me about it first. I still look back on her choice with sadness and wonder about our baby, and how having that child might have changed my life.
In , James met year-old party-goer Tanya Hijazi. The two began a romance in In , the couple had their only child and James's youngest, Tazman.
Following their respective releases from prison for assaulting Mary Sauger and Frances Alley,   they married in and divorced in James was very close with Teena Marie , whom he met and began collaborating with in Teena Marie stated they were engaged "for two weeks. When James died, Teena Marie said she was "devastated by his death" and struggled with a painkiller addiction following his passing.
James enjoyed a close friendship with Eddie Murphy , whom he met in He was also close to Murphy's older brother Charlie Murphy , who worked as a security guard for his brother. James and Charlie Murphy talked about their relationship on Chappelle's Show. Charlie said he had a strained relationship with James. James said he used to start impromptu fights with Charlie and stain Murphy's couch with mud. James was good friends with actress Debbie Allen.
Allen once invited James to a Broadway show and he fell asleep due to exhaustion from his sexual activities. After the show she confronted him in the dressing room.
She pinned him down and pleaded that he was throwing his life away. He promised to change his ways, but he broke his promise that same night. James was also a friend of fellow Motown act performers Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye , singers James idolized as a teenager. Additionally, he befriended Gaye's second wife, Janis, and he was godfather of Gaye's daughter Nona. James also idolized former Temptations lead singer David Ruffin and Ruffin's self-proclaimed cousin, bass vocalist Melvin Franklin , and grabbed at the chance to produce the hit "Standing on the Top" for them in James' drug abuse began in his teens, first with marijuana and heroin.
His cocaine addiction increased by the s, and he began freebasing by the end of the decade. When he smoked crack cocaine in his Beverly Hills mansion, he often put aluminum foil on the windows to block onlookers. His drug use led to major health problems.
In April , he was hospitalized after being found unconscious in the middle of his house by a friend. By the s, James' drug use was public knowledge. In , James and his girlfriend Tanya Hijazi were accused of holding year-old Frances Alley hostage for up to six days, tying her up, forcing her to perform sexual acts, and burning her legs and abdomen with the hot end of a crack cocaine pipe during a week-long cocaine binge.
In , while out on bail for that incident, James, under the influence of cocaine, assaulted music executive Mary Sauger at the St. James Club and Hotel in West Hollywood. Sauger claims she met James and Hijazi for a business meeting, but said the two then kidnapped and beat her over a hour period. James was found guilty of both offenses but was cleared of a torture charge that could have put him in prison for the rest of his life.
In , James was accused of sexually assaulting a year-old woman, but the charges were later dropped. On the morning of August 6, , James' caretaker found him dead in his Los Angeles home at the Oakwood Toluca Hills apartment complex, just outside Burbank.
He had died from pulmonary failure and cardiac failure , associated with his various health conditions of diabetes , a stroke, pacemaker , and heart attack. His autopsy found alprazolam , diazepam , bupropion , citalopram , hydrocodone , digoxin , chlorpheniramine , methamphetamine , and cocaine in his blood. James's entire Motown Records back catalogue was released in on iTunes for the first time in digitally remastered form. This marks the first time many of his albums have been widely available since their initial releases.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American singer, songwriter, dancer, bandleader and record producer. For other uses, see Rick James disambiguation. James on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous in Buffalo, New York , U. Los Angeles, California , U. Singer songwriter arranger record producer dancer. Main article: Rick James discography.
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