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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 Bennett — was eventually arrested this morning for 2nd degree assault. He was released on $50,000 bond.
According to TMZ, the rapper (born Clifford Harris) will go before Judge Charles Pannell on October 15 to plead for his probation not to be revoked over the arrest. A spokesperson for one of Tip’s attorneys, Ed Garland, would not confirm the date, nor would Pannell’s office.
When T.I. and wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle were arrested in Los Angeles on September 1, police originally charged them with possession of a controlled substance — a substance that was later revealed to be Ecstasy. But according to new documents, that might not have been the only drug in their possession. The charges could send T.I. back to prison.
It’s no secret that Waka Flocka Flame is one of Atlanta’s hottest MCs right now. It’s also no secret that, following a performance at the BET Hip-Hop Awards taping this past Saturday, Waka cursed Stephen Hill, the channel’s executive vice president of entertainment and music programming, during a heated Twitter exchange.
“I THA[N]K BET AS A WHOLE,” Waka Flocka wrote. “99% SHOULD I SAY… ITS JUST THAT 1% IS A DUCK ASS N—A.”
On Monday (October 4), Waka stopped by to talk about the incident with MTV News.
“I wasn’t even upset, honestly,” the rapper said about his early departure from the taping. “My label had some stuff set up for me to leave and do some stuff for my album. So I guess by me leaving, everybody was like, ‘Oh, he mad.’ But I just dipped. I ain’t know what was going on.”
The taping was reportedly smooth sailing, except for a small snafu with Waka Flocka Flame’s performance. The incident led to a war of words on Twitter between the rapper and Hill. Things initially heated up when Hill took to his Twitter account to voice his displeasure over Waka’s botched performance.
“The show was going so well… and then Waka Flak-ed,” he wrote. “Waka. Flacka. Flamed. Out.”
Kanye West has been very generous with the music from his new album, but other than the two singles he’s released so far, “Power” and “Runaway,” ‘Ye hasn’t really given us much information on the disc.
We still don’t have the album’s official title, but Kanye did peel back one layer of his musical onion on Monday (October 4), when he confirmed that he’ll be dropping the disc on November 22. Given West’s proclivity for doing things his own way — including swathing the “Saturday Night Live” stage in all white sheets on Saturday — the off-cycle Monday release is not surprising.
“L.A. Reid who’s doing a great job at Def Jam. We gone Kill it again on November 22nd!!!!!!!!!! Even with the leaks fam,” Kanye tweeted on Monday.
With most albums hitting stores on Tuesdays, the one-day jump will also give ‘Ye a head start on a rush of holiday albums slated to hit stores that Tuesday, including Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday, Ne-Yo’s Libra Scale, My Chemical Romance’s Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, Flo Rida’s The Only One and the “Tron Legacy” soundtrack from Daft Punk.
A spokesperson for West’s label could not be reached for confirmation on the album’s release date.
After receiving rave reviews for his “SNL” performance, West was feeling the love, doling out props to his whole crew for making it a must-see night. “Saturday night live… The team effort! I couldn’t do these things without a team of people with the same goal. To make performance art,” he tweeted.
He offered up love to his publicist for “talking me into doing the performance in the first place,” his Prague-based choreographer — who helped him with his in-progress film and his VMA performance — as well as his styling team and the whole “SNL” cast.
Lil Wayne will now have lots of alone time on his hands after getting banished to Rikers Island’s version of solitary confinement Monday, the Daily News has learned.
Lil Wayne, jailed since March on a gun possession charge, was shipped to an isolation cell as punishment for previously getting nabbed with music-related contraband, Rikers Island sources said.
Lil Wayne will be confined to an isolation cell for up to 23 hours a day until his scheduled release on Nov. 4, the sources said.
Lil Wayne won’t be going near other inmates during the rare moments when he is not locked down in a so-called “punitive segregation” cell – known as “The Bing” among Rikers Island jailbirds.
“He’s not in an area where he is mingling with other inmates – ever,” a Correction Department source said.
Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, can blame his month-long loneliness on his love of music. Correction Department officers caught him with headphones and a charger for an MP3 player back in May.
Another inmate was found to be hiding the MP3 player itself.
Priority for punitive-segreation cells is given to inmates who commit violent infractions, so Rikers officials shipped Weezy off to The Bing when an opening became available yesterday.
Correction Department spokesman Stephen Morello confirmed Weezy’s transfer to punitive segregation Monday.
Linkin Park notches its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as its “A Thousand Suns” album debuts atop the list with 241,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rock band beats out R&B singer Trey Songz, as the latter’s fourth album, “Passion, Pain & Pleasure,” arrives at No. 2 with 240,000 copies.
“Passion, Pain & Pleasure” represents Songz’s best sales week yet and his highest-charting album. His previous high-water marks came when last year’s “Ready” started at No. 3 with 131,000.
The first offering from “Passion,” “Bottoms Up” (featuring Nicki Minaj) also hits a new high, as it will climb four rungs to a new peak of No. 13. The new Hot 100 chart will be refreshed on Billboard.com on Thursday (Sept. 23).
Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In the World),” which shoots 75-3 while debuting at No. 1 on Digital Songs with 249,000 first-week downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
“Only Girl” is Rihanna’s eighth No. 1 on Digital Songs and her sixth to debut at the top, the most in each category by any artist since the chart launched in 2005. Recent recording partner Eminem ranks second for most overall No. 1s on Digital Songs in that span with six. The pair’s “Love the Way You Lie,” meanwhile, holds at No. 2 on the Hot 100.
Rihanna also posts a significant increase of 12.6 million impressions, jumping 42-18 on Radio Songs.