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Singer Mario Arrested -- Allegedly Attacked Mother

10/1/2010 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mario -- the platinum-selling R&B singer -- was arrested in Baltimore this morning for allegedly assaulting his own mother in an apartment they share.

Mario arrested.

According to police, Mario's mother Shawntia Hardaway -- a former heroin addict -- told cops the former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant had been "throwing and damaging property" ... and pushed her around with his hands and forearms.

Cops say they found several broken items inside the apartment -- including a broken china cabinet, a busted mirror and a hole in the closet door.

Mario's mother also told police the 24-year-old singer had attacked her earlier in the week -- in which he pushed her "eight feet into a living room wall, where Ms. Hardaway hit her head on the wall."

Mario -- real name Mario Dewar Barrett -- was eventually arrested this morning for 2nd degree assault. He was released on $50,000 bond.
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136.

redman    

I think that Mario is Gay

1481 days ago
137.

Elle...    

What do you expect from a guy who looks like a demented ape? Chris Brown and Spencer Pratt have the same look about him as this SOB.

Posted at 10:16 PM on Oct 1, 2010 by Stacee
You it takes one to know one.. im sure your no rose yourself.

1481 days ago
138.

Mia    

Njneere and Sam, maybe you two should do a little research before you open your mouth. This guy is a singer. And no, he is not one of those R-Kelly-esque singers, either. Every Black guy you see is not a "wannabe thug" or "rapper". You too are pathetic!

1481 days ago
139.

Vanessa    

Kick out the addict and stop taking care of her sorry arse before she get you in more trouble

Hate to see what happened to Chris Brown happen to Mario

I swear, guys have it so hard when it comes to women n touching them. I bet it had to do with money or drugs and he fed up of taking care of her but loves her which keeps him in a bind

1481 days ago
140.

YaGirlNextDoor    

Some ignorant ass comments on here. He is not a wanna be gang banger. He is a pretty successful R&B singer. His mom lives with him and has had a heroin addiction for sometime now. If you are unfamiliar with the person mentioned or their situation, it's best to keep your trap shut. You sound pathetic when you comment and are way out in left field about your statement. The only losers I see are the ones(some of) that are commenting.

1481 days ago
141.

Rock    

Obviously before you state an ignorant or judgmental comment you should get some background on the story. His mother is a leech and a crack addict. I am sure he got frustrated after seeing her high or smoking up which I am sure is HIS money. He is taking care of his mother, and that probably made him snap and start throwing stuff out of anger and possibly push her around looking for the stash. Of course her claim may be exaggerated but I would never take a crackhead claiming that she feared for her life seriously especially if its from pushing and shoving...If that is so...shooting up everyday has to be something 10 times beyond worse.

1481 days ago
142.

Carey    

She is a recovering heroin addict. She wasn't much of a mother being in that state. He had to grow up real quick. He has been her biggest supporter in this process.

Don't be so quick to jump to conclusions. She probably got mad because he wouldn't give her money. And people who are "feenin", will do anything to get what they want. Even at the expense of their own families. Maybe he got pissed off and broke the cabinet. I have a really hard time believing he hit her.

1481 days ago
143.

golden gloves x3     

LOL @ POST #13 SAM YOU OBVIOUSLY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THIS GUY FOR 1 HE DOESNT GANG BANG AND HE DOESNT RAP HE IS A SINGER IM ALMOST 100% SURE YOU DIDNT READ THE HEADLINE AND ANYWAY WHERE IS THE REST OF THE STORY WHY DID THIS HAPPEN ? HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON AND WHAT ROLE DID SHE PLAY IN THIS IM SURE HE JUST DIDNT FEEL RAGE AND START SMASHING STUFF UP AND IM SURE THE POLICE ASKED THOSE KIND OF QUESTIONS SINCE SHE CALLED THE POLICE ON HIM NO ONE KNOWS HIS SITUATION OR WHAT HE DEALS WITH ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS SO NOBODY SHOULD BE PASSING ANY JUDGMENT ESPECIALLY IF YOU DONT KNOW THE MAN SOME OF YOU JUST SOUND STUPID

1481 days ago
144.

Ayana    

NO WHAT HAPPEN WAS HE PROBABLY WOKE UP AND NOTICE ALL HIS **** WAS GONE CUZ HIS HIM SOLD IT ALL!!!LOL AND HE SNAPPED!! CUZ IF U WATCH HIS SHOW HIS MOM WAS TRIPPIN AND HE WAS GIVIN HER MONEY TO GET HIGH OFF OF.

1481 days ago
145.

redman    

I think that Mario is Gay

1481 days ago
146.

alto girl    

# 9 your an idiot, how u gone call him a gang banger, I bet it had a lot to do with the drugs, though hitting here was wrong IF he did it....

1481 days ago
147.

danyelle    

His mother lives with him. If you've never experienced having an addict as a parent, please don't judge. We don't really know if this is true

1481 days ago
148.

Meka    

"Sometimes I wish I could lend u my eyes so u could see urself." Mario

These r the words of a person that is very disappointed. Angle#85 we aren't bad mouthing his mom we a just speaking on what she has said in her interviews and we aren't we saying that is cool to hit anybody especially your mother. Some of us are saying that we don't think he hit his mother. Look at it like this when you take an addicts stash they will charge to get it back and what do humans do to keep them away from it? they push them I'm not saying that it's ok but thats what happens I have been there with my fam. Got ur back Mario just sometimes we have to let it go...

1481 days ago
149.

TAY TAY`    

HE PROBABLY MAD KUZ SHES N ADDICT N WHO KNOWS SHE KAN B LIEN SHE PROBABLY WANTED SUM MONEY 4 HER 2 GET SUM MORE HEROIN N HE SAID NO N SHE GOT MAD N PULLED DIS U NEVA NO N DEN U HAV 2 LOOK @ IT D OTHA WAY HOW WOULD U FEAL 2 NO DAT YO MOTHAS ADDICTED 2 HEROIN HE PROBABLY JST FOUNT OUT N DAT WAS JST HIS REACTION WHO WANTS THERE MAMA 2 B A HEROIN ADDICT I DOUBT DAT HE PUSHED HER INTO THINGS IN STUFF MEN TEND 2 B MAD N BREAK THINGS I THINK HE PROBABLY BROKE SUIN WHEN HE FOUNT OUT N PROBABLY SHOOK HER KUZ OF WHAT SHE WAS DOIN DEN HE PROBABLY BOUGHT THE THINGS HE BROKE N E WAY SHE WRONG FOR PUTTIN HIM IN JAIL FOR TRYNA HELP HER OUT N NO HE DNT STAY WIT HIS MOTHA

1481 days ago
150.

Tay    

some u need to learn to read!! SHE LIVE WITH HIM!!!!! not the opposite!!

1481 days ago
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