An unfortunate report released this afternoon confirms that R&B artist, Mario, was charged with assaulting his mother. The 24-year-old singer was arrested this morning following the incident at a Baltimore apartment that he shares with his mother.

According to the Baltimore Sun, Mario’s mother, Shawntia Hardaway, has been struggling with heroin addiction for years.

In 2007, Mario opened up in a MTV documentary, “I Won’t Love You to Death: The Story of Mario and His Mom.” The special revealed that for most of his life, Mario has been trying to save his mother’s life from drugs. Before the air date on November 27, 2007, Mario spoke to The Associated Press about his mother, “She was addicted to heroin most of her life. She’s clean now.”

But from the reports, it seems, Mario’s mother is back on drugs. No confirmation as to whether the incident has to do with Hardaway’s addition.

Hardaway alleged that Mario pushed her and had been “throwing and damaging property.”

A spokesperson for the Baltimore police describes the assault in detail. “He allegedly shoved his mother against the wall, she hit her head, it looks like he then became verbally abusive. She feared for her safety, and police were contacted.”

The report also states that Mario’s mother told the police that he attacked her earlier this week.

Mario was arrested and has now been released on a $50,000 bond.

A hearing for the assault case is scheduled for November 9.

Stay tuned to CLUTCH for updates.

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  • S.

    Sad sad sad sad sad…

    I remember watching that MTV special and of course I ALWAYS feel bad for children who are victims of their parents issues.

    Looks like he’s Chris Browning himself… I hope he gets help before he does something he really regrets

    Oh and mommy issues explains at least part of the reason why I’ve never seen him date a Black chick

    • Kierra’Monet

      It doesnt have anything to do with whether he dates a white or black chick. It DOES NOT MATTER. I HATE IGNORANT PEOPLE

    • S.

      Actually, your very ignorant yourself! Truth is, neither of us know if that has anything to do with his dating preferences.

      Either way, who cares

  • King Jason

    Let’s remember his mom is a heroin addict and no doubt this was in relation to her problems. He doesn’t need to live with her, he is trying to help but an addict will take you there.

    • thinkpink

      So true. Toxic individuals have a way of spreading their sickness to everyone around them. I hope he moves forward with his life and separates himself from his mother.

  • Lyoness

    Obviously with all of her problems, he still loved her enough to have her live with him. If she’s back on drugs, for his own sake/sanity he needs to let her go and get himself some help. Growing up with an addict for a parent… No words…

    • MP

      Yeah, cutting ties with your own mother is so serious, but looks like it must be done in this case. He can’t help her if she doesn’t want it. No point in going down in flames with her.

  • BritDefine

    I don’t really know what to say on this incident….so I won’t say a word!!

  • Jamsunsh

    This is so sad to hear. He cannot take care of him Mom alone. It is very admirable that he loves her so and wants to care for her. I pray he will get the help he needs.

    May God bless them both….