That Time Idris Elba Was Crushing On Angie Stone

Entertainment | 11/23/2015 | 01:45 PM EST

Singer details a time when Elba was looking to spark up a romance

D'Angelo wasn't the only one digging Angie Stone back in the day.

During a recent interview with Madame Noire, the singer spilled the details on a time when Idris Elba had his eyes on her. Stone said Elba made it very public that he was interested, but she never took the bait.

"When Idris and I were working on that song ["I Wanna Thank You"], Idris was actually crushing on me," Stone revealed. "The sad part about it is I wasn't checking for him like that. And he was like ... you know, we were very good friends ... we had the same accountant, same manager and for a very long time, he made it very public that he was in love with Angie Stone. And I had already been with D'Angelo."

Stone said she didn't pursue a relationship with Elba because she saw him as her "brother." It's a decision she regrets to this day.

"Do I regret it? Absolutely," Stone admitted.

Listen to Stone's account below, beginning at 7:56.


(Photos from left: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images,  Rob Kim/Getty Images for TV One)

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