Former DWTS Contestant Mario Arrested: Do Not Mess with Mama!

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Former DWTS Contestant Mario

Former Dancing with the Stars contestant and R&B singer Mario is in big trouble — with his mom!  The singer was arrested and charged with second degree assault on his  mother Shawntia Hardaway.

The incident reportedly occurred early on Friday morning after Shawntia Hardaway called to report that her famous son was wreaking havoc in their home.  When the police arrived, they found the apartment torn apart with a broken china cabinet, a busted mirror, a hole in a closet door and various other damage throughout the home.

To make matters worse, Hardaway told police that it was not the first attack of the week.  She alleges that Mario had pushed her around earlier this week and that she was in fear for her life.  

For his part, Mario’s attorney says that the entire argument was just an ‘unfornate incident’ between a son who loves his mother and a mom with ongoing drug problems.  The singer was arrested and later released on $50,000 bond

Mario competed on the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars with partner Karina Smirnoff.