Mario's Dating Decisions Spark Controversy After He Shows Off New Girlfriend

Critical commenters have a lot to say about Mario and his new boo.

BYCaroline Fisher
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When in love, it can be pretty difficult to refrain from sharing one's feelings with the world, and it looks like Mario is no exception. Earlier this week, the R&B icon took to Instagram to show off his new love interest, whose identity has not been made public at the time of writing. She's seen wearing a big smile in the passenger seat of his car, the clip proudly accompanied by a set of heart emojis.

Mario clearly isn't afraid to flaunt his new boo. Some social media users have less than complimentary things to say about the gesture, however. Countless commenters are tearing into the performer for appearing to date outside of his race. The racial background of his new girlfriend remains unconfirmed.

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Mario Proudly Flexes His New Girlfriend

"Of course, and he be out here, pretending like he love black women," one critical commenter writes. "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," another adds. While plenty of social media users have been critical of the artist's decision, others have stood up for him, defending his right to date whoever he wants. "Why do everyone make it about color damn do we not care about personality anymore," one fan wonders. "I love seeing love," another notes. Mario has yet to address the responses to his dating choices.

This isn't the first time Mario sparked controversy, as his "R&B Mount Rushmore" prompted quite a bit of debate earlier this year. He claimed that he deserves a spot, along with Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Usher, and Whitney Houston. What do you think of Mario showing off his new girlfriend on social media? Are you happy for him? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below, and keep an eye on HNHH for more updates.

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.