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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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If you were to take this individual and instantly transform him into a caucasian. He would immediately be accused of having a dorky haircut, and thus it would be realized why he cannot seperate from mommy!

1461 days ago

Bennie Walters    

what a dumbass he's not even a rapper he's a R&B singer

1461 days ago


SHE LIVES WITH HIM!!!! She is a drug addict. She probably lives with him because he wants to keep an eye on her. He is making money she isn't. He is also 24 and pulling all the weight. None of you idiots know anything about him, or what he has been through with her

1461 days ago


I don't believe the mother. She is a heroin-addict. There is no such thing as an ex-heroin addict, plain and simple. She had him at the point of tears on national television just a few years ago, because he couldn't get her to stop doing drugs. She has squandered all of his money on drugs. He seems like a really good kid. This is very sad.

1461 days ago


If she is doing drugs again he needs to let her drug dealer support her...Get her out of your life I'm sure she has already done enough harm.

1461 days ago


Why is mentioning the mother used to be a heroin addict important? If claims were made that this involved that addiction that is fine. If you were saying Mario was the addict, that'd be relevant too. But right now you point out that the victim used to be an addict, which seems pointless.

1461 days ago


he looks like a simpsons character....

1461 days ago


Why are people who know nothing about Mario even commenting? Pump your brakes bi____s! Mario is not a rapper! He's a R&B singer. He does not live with his Heroin-addict momma! His Heroin-addict momma lives at "one" of his properties. And furthermore, if you've ever lived with an addict, you'd know that their words aren't worth a damn! The police are just following their standard protocol. They always side with the woman and they always assume the brotha is guilty. If anything Mario is guilty of it's caring. He's still has hope for his mother. But you can't help people who don't want to be helped. You have to let them drown on their own. Otherwise they'll take you down with them.

1461 days ago

Boogie Mak    

Boy!--WTF iz WRONG wit U?!!...that's still yo-momma *****!!
(U need yo ass whooped for this 1)

1461 days ago


"Anyway, I am shocked. Most times, certain people arrested do not shock me at all. But Mario?! This is just sad. He's one of the good ones!"

There are NO good ones. Just magical ones created by the liberal MSM and libtards fall for it every time! Ultimately this is just TNB at its finest!

1461 days ago


There are NO good ones. Just magical ones created by the liberal MSM and libtards fall for it every time! Ultimately this is just TNB at its finest!

Posted at 10:39 AM on Oct 1, 2010 by odin

Clown, idiot, dumba/s/s, jacka/s/s/, illiterate, a/s/swipe, loser, punk, coward, sissy. Feel free to choose the one that best fits you.

1461 days ago


He may be bitter that his mother was/is shooting up. And she probably antagonized him. My mother irked me when I lived with her and she was clean and sober.

1461 days ago


'former' heroin addict, sounds more like it's 'mommy' living in her son's home not the other way around. It also is sad that all a woman has to do is make a claim and the guy is off to jail.. sounds like it was his stuff he broke, not hers... if he owns it he has the right to break it. I can't stand these 'he pushed' me stories and then just to try and make it seem more reasonable it's always 'oh yeah and he pushed me for too and I had a bump or bruise' .. yeah just didn't call the cops that time I guess? I wonder what she will do if he kicks her out now.

1461 days ago


feel bad 4 u mario,#16 u r right,lot of great kids,have no good support system,in my culture when a child is at the verge of success that is when the mother take their stand to let the child be what GOD has call him or her to be ,but in this society most of the time it complete opposite,u see family use the advantage to bring them down,am not really into all this celebrity stuff of a thing,but Mario the LORD is with u HE sees ur effort.

1461 days ago


No, he doesn't live with her - she lives with him! He has her living with him so that he could keep an eye on her and monitor if she is using drugs. He has many times sent her to rehab just to have her relapse. This was shown on the reality show about him. She is very much out of control when on drugs so I wouldn't be surprised if she attacked him when he wouldn't give her money. On the show we saw how she begged/pleaded when relapsing. She may be filing this complaint out of pure spite!

1461 days ago
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