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Mariah the Scientist Arrested for Battery After Altercation in Atlanta

All of this comes at the tail end of the singer's tour, in support of her 2023 release 'To Be Eaten Alive.'

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Mariah the Scientist arrested for alleged assault at Atlanta nightclub.

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R&B singer Mariah The Scientist was arrested Wednesday, May 1 after a female victim came forward, claiming she was punched and dragged to the floor by the artist at a local restaurant. The singer was charged, arrested and then released that evening.

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Source: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

The singer was arrested on May 1 for the alleged incident on March 28.

Several media reports have given differing accounts of the location where the attack took place. However, what is known is that a woman named Cleopatra Dues entered the Zone 2 district, which covers North Atlanta and reported to police officers that she had been attacked by the singer – whose real name is Mariah Buckles – ripping off her wig and throwing her onto a table and then the floor, leaving her with injuries to her legs and feet.

Reportedly, Dues is the ex-girlfriend of Buckles' reported current partner, rapper Young Thug. Dues claimed she has never interacted with Buckles and while she said she didn't get a good look at her attacker, she later ID'd Buckles as the assailant. While Buckles claimed in the police report that she had gone over to the victim to talk, "The victim threw a drink at her" and a friend of Buckles took a swing at Dues.

Buckles posted the $5000 surety bond and was released.

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The singer's arrest came at the end of her tour in support of album 'To Be Eaten Alive.'

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All of this comes at the tail end of a tour that Buckles concludes on May 3, in support of her 2023 release To Be Eaten Alive. She made her debut entry in September 2023 onto the Billboard Hot 100 as a collaborator on "IDGAF" with Tee Grizzley and Chris Brown. She released her debut EP, the six-track To Die For on Soundcloud in 2018. From there she was mentored by Canadian rapper Tory Lanez and released her debut album Master in 2019 and the follow-up Ry Ry World in 2021.

Source: ℗ © Grizzley Gang Music under exclusive distribution by 300 Entertainment/Tee Grizzley/YouTube

Tee Grizzley - IDGAF (feat. Chris Brown & Mariah The Scientist) [Official Video]

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In regard to Young Thug, while there has no confirmation of their relationship, speculation began when she released an answer song "From A Woman" to his "From A Man" last year. Young Thug – real name Jeffrey Lamarr Williams – is currently on trial in Atlanta on a 56-count indictment for violations of Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

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