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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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196.

meshia    

I dnt think he will hit his mom just to be hitting her. He might found her doing drugs in his home and he got upset and tried to kick her out. COME ON NOW MARIO HITTING HIS MOM NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT SAEEMS HE REALLY DO LOV HR

1412 days ago
197.

crstal    

Drug addicts lie. He took his mother in and takes care of her after having a childhood of her getting high and everything that comes with that. Mario is a good man! Innocent until proven guilty. He need to kick momma out and let her take care of her own grow a**!

1410 days ago
198.

mike    

obviously the people saying he is a gangbanger,and a rapper are white. The disrespect we get is rediculous. Why does this grown man who is taking care of his drug addicted mother have to be a thug. There is nothing wrong with having an opinion, but please stop with the steriotypical bulls**t you hatemongers are spitting.

1397 days ago
199.

shanae    

i hope this not true
he seems like a good guy
he help his mom and ****,
but the ****,this shouldn't
be like a mother****in chris brown situation,
because thats ****ed up

1392 days ago
200.

shanice blount    

i wish people would just understand that we all have a breaking point, and we all do things that we shouldn't do. No one on this earth is perfect. there is not one person on this earth that can tell me that they have never done one thing that they regret.Mario Dewar Barrett is human just like we are and he makes mistakes.i strongly feel that Mario was wrong for what he did and should have dealt with the problem in a different manner, and im sure he feels the same way about the situation as well. Mario i love u and i will continue being a true fan and everything is going to b ok. and to whom ever called him gay and said his music was wack kiss my ass and his!

1389 days ago
201.

Paula Boney    

You can punch Jesus in the face but you should never touch your MOTHER.

1382 days ago
202.

andria    

Mario im still a fan. You'll get through this this is just a time in your life that you have to go through. It'll get better. You'll be alright.
God Bless

1373 days ago
203.

lil mickey    

mario you sexy and all but that dont mean you can beat the stuff out of ur mother you know i love you though

1239 days ago
204.

ashley    

y all yal hatin n dhis'n him yal dnt kno wat he did ...she culda lied on hym ...ids 3 sides tu every story nd clearly yal ain gne neva kno wat really went down ,so hw bout yal get sum business bout ya self ,

1227 days ago
205.

Monjai Brown    

why did she lieing on her son like dat **** up

1197 days ago
206.

MrChocolateMan    

idk care how good ya try and make it look he wrong a man pose to protect his mother not abuse her tha Bible say a respectful child will have longer days dats tru facts and i didnt write it but i showly live it i will neva hit my mama and i wish anyone else would

1153 days ago
207.

beautifull    

aw......never taught u wuld do smting lik dat.

1046 days ago
208.

hasda    

WOW, I loved Mario and the fact that he got arrested for this, what a dumbass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahahaha........... Well, why somebody soo rich, live in a damnnnn apartment. CONFUSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

945 days ago
209.

elijah    

anybody heard his song break up ?

935 days ago
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