D’Angelo is pleading not guilty to a charge of attempting to pay for sex after allegedly attempting to solicit a police officer posing as a prostitute in New York.
The singer, real name Michael Archer, was arrested on Saturday (March 6) after attempting to give $40 (£27.50) to the undercover officer while at the wheel of his Range Rover, reports BBC News.
Archer said he was not guilty and is fighting the charge.
The incident was not Archer‘s first brush with the law. Over the years he has been charged with drug possession multiple times, as well as reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.
The next D’Angelo album is expected to be released later in 2010. His last album release was 2000’s ‘Voodoo’.