Top R&B Scandals of 2010 PT3: Arrests, Mugshots, and Drug Busts

R&B singer Mario’s mugshot is one fans never thought they would see. What is more shocking is why the artist was arrested – attacking his mother. Early October, the singer was arrested in his Baltimore apartment for allegedly assaulting his mother, Ms. Hardaway. The police statement of probable cause stated, Mario was ” ‘throwing and damaging property’ in the apartment they share, and had pushed her using his hands and forearms, causing minor pain. When police went up to the apartment, they found a damaged china cabinet and the floor littered with broken glass. A mirror was broken, and there was a large hole in a closet door.” Hardaway , who has battled heroin addiction, made a statement claiming this was not the first time her son had assaulted her. Just days earlier she explained that during an altercation he pushed her several feet into a living room wall causing her to bump her head. The singer was arrested and charged with second degree assault and released on $50,000 bond. Charges were later dropped after, Hardaway asked the judge to dismiss the case against her son. “I care about my mother’s health more than anything and her getting back on her feet,” Mario tells Vibe. “It really doesn’t 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.” Fresh face Bruno Mars surprised everyone when the jarring accusations of a possible cocaine bust broke headlines back in September. Since then, it has been confirmed that Las Vegas police arrested Mars in a Hard Rock Hotel bathroom and confiscated 2.6 grams of cocaine from the singer. The “Just the Way You Are” artist seemed remorseful when telling the security guard who discovered him that he,”did a foolish thing and has never used drugs before.” Of all the arrests of 2010, Atlanta rapper T.I. has the most newsworthy tale. The hip-hop icon was recently released this year after serving a 10 month sentence on a federal weapons charge. CBS News reported that after the rapper’s most recent arrest in Los Angeles on suspicion of drug possession with wife Tiny, that T.I. begged the judge not to send him back to prison. The rapper pleaded mercy saying he had “screwed up” but it was to no avail as the judge sentenced him to 11 months. cites that Tiny however, pled not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance. NEXT: Catfights and Comebacks


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