Jodeci’s Dalvin Details Incident That Forced Devante Swing To Bite Off Man’s Finger

Posted On : February 5, 2018

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DeVante Swing of Jodeci  (Photo by Earl Gibson/BET/Getty Images for BET)

We’ve all heard the many wild stories about members of Jodeci, who were dubbed ‘the bad boys of R&B’ back in the day. Mr. Dalvin, his brother/hit producer Devante Swing, and their group members, brothers K-Ci and Jo-Jo, have each had their individual battles to fight. There was one battle that Devante Swing once had to fight all by his lonesome though and it was a matter of life or death…literally. In a recent interview, Dalvin broke down the scary details of what actually happened the night that Devante was robbed inside his home, and came this close to death within minutes.

Mr. Dalvin’s Details On The Day Devante Swing Was Nearly Killed

Many of y’all may remember when news spread like wildfire, that Devante Swing had been robbed at his New Jersey home. The year was 1993, and what wasn’t reported at that time, were the intricate details of what went down that night.

In a new interview with VladTV, Dalvin revealed that his brother, Devante, was robbed on the night of his (Dalvin’s) birthday party. Dalvin explained how his friends had thrown him a surprise party at a recording studio on the night of July 23, 1993 and everyone was there, including his Jodeci group members, except Devante. They continued partying it up that night, but after some time passed by, Dalvin, Jo-Jo, and K-Ci started getting worried, suspecting something had happened to Dalvin, who had never showed up to the party. During that time, not only was Devante Swing a cat who loved to party, but he would have never missed his brother’s party for anything in the world. So that’s what made Dalvin, Jo-Jo and K-ci repeatedly call Devante to no avail and they soon hurried over to Devante’s crib to check on him. What they found once they got their shocked and scared them half to death.

The “Come And Talk To Me” crooners found a bloodied and severely beaten Devante Swing tied up inside his home, which had clearly been ransacked. Dalvin said Devante was beaten so badly by the robbers, that his skull was split wide open. However, he said Devante didn’t go down without a fight and that during the fight for his life, Devante ended up biting one of the robbers fingers completely off! Yep, ‘off,’ as in completely detached from the robber’s hand. Geesh!

Dalvin: “They broke in his [Devante’s] house, tried to kill him…they split his skull open, tied him up. […] He was fighting back, he bit one of the guy’s fingers off.”

What Happened To Robbers After The Attack

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Jodeci: (L-R)  DeVante Swing, Cedric ‘K-Ci’ Hailey, Dalvin DeGrate and Joel ‘JoJo’ Hailey  (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

It was reported by several news outlets at that time, that the robbers got away with approximately $20,000 worth of Devante’s jewelry.  According to Dalvin there was speculation that the robbers were cousins of each other. One of them ended up killing the other and the surviving robber is currently in prison. Damn, stars are stars, but they also have scars just like us regular folks. This just goes to show that we never know what celebs are dealing with behind closed doors. You can see what else Mr. Dalvin said about this in the video clip below…