R&B singer Mario has been dealing with obstacle all his life, but the last two months really tested his strength. The âMusic For Loveâ singer, who was charged for assaulting his drug-addicted mother, which was later dropped after she retracted her statement, is now looking at all things a head and not focusing on what people are saying. âMy head, personally outside of music, is [focused on] getting to a place where I can continue to grow as the best man possible,â Mario tells Vibe. âBecause one dayâf**k the music, f**k the blogsâ I’m going to be a father and I donât want the things that I go through in this industry to effect my family.â Even with his mother calling the cops on him, Mario, who is glad to be âvindicated,â says he will always be there for her no matter what. âI care about my motherâs health more than anything and her getting back on her feet,â he says. âIt really doesnât matter what happened to me. And she’ll tell you herself that I’ve always been there for her and will continue to be there for her.â Now switching that same âstrengthâ to his music and upcoming album, Mario says he just wants to share his feelings with his fans. âI wanna give as much honesty as I can. I want to be honest, but grab the attention of everybody, but still compete so when you hear it on the radio itâs pushing the envelope,â Mario says. âThe melodies coming out of me now are unorthodoxâ melodies I’ve never expressed before. Hopefully when I finally play it for my label, J Records, whoâve I always had a battle withâ¦ what they wanted, what I wantedâ¦ how they see me, how I see me… [they like it.] Still keeping a sense of the business and how music is today, Mario hopes his record label will let him tell his proper story. âWhen you go through things like that, strength comes in. When you have to be stronger than people think you are, you just have to do it,â he says. âI know thereâs something bigger for me out there and for my mom. I have a job to doâ¦ a very important job. And I love music. At the end of the day it all goes back to that. One of the most frustrating things is that when I make the music I wanna make it doesnât always get out to my fans because thereâs something called a record label that tries to change directions.â Read the full interview on Vibe.com
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