Mario have voiced their displeasure after the singer posted a video of a non-Black woman who appears to be someone he’s dating.
Taking to his Instagram Story on Tuesday (December 26), the “Let Me Love You” singer shared a video of a woman in his passenger seat as Lauryn Hill‘s “The Sweetest Thing” played in the car, captioning the clip with heart emojis.
When the video was re-posted to The Neighborhood Talk, fans in the comments had some thoughts over the fact the woman did not appear to be Black. Her actual race and ethnicity are currently unknown.
“These n**gas are really allergic to [Black women],” one person wrote, while another person said: “We not coming to your rescue when it all falls down …”
Someone else added: “Don’t call blk women when she call the po po bro!” and “Using Lauryn hill the most pro-black women in history to sing to a Becky is crazy.” Another comment read, “Lol I never seen Mario with a black woman. I don’t know why ya’ll are surprised [laughing emoji] He seems like he only likes beckys.”
Not all comments were negative, however. “PEOPLE GOTTA FIND LOVE WHERE THEY CAN [clapping emoji] GOD BLESS,” one person wrote, while another chimed in, writing: “YALL gotta stop hating she’s gorgeous.”
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This isn’t the first time Mario has felt the wrath of the internet. Over the summer, the singer faced some serious backlash after it was revealed he wrote a letter in support of Tory Lanez ahead of his sentencing in the Megan Thee Stallion shooting case.
Mario was one of over 70 people who penned a letter to Tory’s judge, who ultimately sentenced the rapper/singer to 10 years in prison for firing several shots at the Houston Hottie in July 2020, wounding her feet.
In the letter, which was written on July 26 and obtained by Law&Crime reporter Meghann Cuniff, Mario described Tory as “a standup individual” who “cares about his family” deeply and “loves to give back to his community.”
“I have never seen Tory act out of character in a manner to hurt someone,” he wrote in part, later adding: “The situation at hand comes as a surprise to so many of us who know Tory personally.”
After news of Mario’s letter spread, social media users were quick to criticize him for supporting Lanez, who was found guilty of shooting Megan back in December.
“I can’t believe Mario wrote a letter for Tory Lanez… sir how could you,” wrote one disappointed fan on Twitter.
“Why would Tory think a letter from Mario would have any significance on his trial,” another person joked. “Like I got tears in my eyes fse.”
“The fact that Iggy Azalea, Steflon Don and Mario all wrote letters basically saying ‘well I’ve never pErSoNaLlY seen Tory be abusive so he couldn’t pOsSiBlY be, it’s just nOt In HiS cHaRaCtEr, y’all so stupid and disgusting,” someone else added.
Mario and Tory Lanez previously collaborated on the latter’s Chixtape 5 song “The Cry” in 2019, which was a revamp of the former’s 2006 hit “Crying Out For Me.”