Report: Chris Brown Collaborating With James DeBarge in Jail

James DeBarge, Chris Brown

Report: Chris Brown Collaborating With James DeBarge in Jail

A source says the singers are being held in adjacent cells and are passing the time harmonizing.

Published May 19, 2014

Chris Brown may have been feeling lke a "caged animal" in prison, but he's not letting the experience break his spirit entirely. Reportedly, he's still crooning behind bars, passing the time writing songs with fellow R&B singer and inmate James DeBarge.

According to TMZ, Breezy and James are being held in adjacent cells in a special section of the Los Angeles County jail reserved for high profile prisoners. Although they can't see each other, the two spend their days collaborating vocally and have successfully penned at least three songs together. 

What's more, the Grammy winner and the DeBarge brother have inspired more inmates on their cell block to join in on the harmonies.

Now that's music therapy.

Breezy was given 131 days after admitting that he violated probation the night of an alleged assault on a person attempting to photobomb a fan photo in Washington, D.C.

James, who was part of the all siblings singing group DeBarge ("Rhythm of the Night," "All This Love," "Love Me in a Special Way") was arrested in April on drug possession charges. He had been locked up before, on drug and weapons charges, and apparently spent time then in a cell near another famed inmate, Conrad Murray (which upset James because he considered Michael Jackson a brother; he was briefly married to Janet Jackson in the '80s).

No word yet on whether or not the songs will be recorded once the two are released.

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