Bruno Mars Arrested For Narcotics Possession

UPDATE: Bruno Mars was said to be found with 2.6 grams of cocaine, MTV learned.

R&B performer, songwriter and frequent Hip Hop collaborator Bruno Mars was arrested over the weekend for possession of narcotics. The Las Vegas Review-Journal cites Las Vegas police in reporting that Mars, whose real name is Peter Hernandez, was confronted by Hard Rock Hotel security officers in a bathroom early Sunday morning.

Mars has gained popularity over the last year co-writing B.o.B's platinum-selling single, "Nothin On You," as well as Cee-Lo's "Fuck You, and hits by Travie McCoy and Flo Rida. Mars has taken to Twitter since the reported arrest, but none of his messages have addressed the matter.

Aside from confirming the arrest to the Review-Journal, Las Vegas police have not commented further nor provided information on what drugs Mars had in his possession. Mars' debut album, Doo Wops & Wholigans, is scheduled for an October 5 release. (11:45 am, September 20)

UPDATE: It has now been confirmed that Bruno Mars was found with 2.6 grams of cocaine, reveals MTV. The Atlantic Records singer has yet to release a statement.

HipHopDX will keep you updated.



  • Steve

    Never heard of him....And am I the only one that thinks the name Bruno Mars sounds like a gay pornstar's name?

  • khordkutta

    Guess he didnt do too much damage to his "8-ball"

  • player

    lmao @ pun intented guy below me. hey if it wasnt for drugs some of the grteatest albums wud ahve never been made. real talk. it just sucks ppl end up addicted IF YOUR TIRED OF THE BULLSHIT SIMPLE ABC RHYMES ABOUT CARS AND MONEY AND TIGHT PANTS AND STUPID DANCES CHECK THIS NEW GUY OUT HES A BEER DRINKIN BLUNT SMOKIN SPIC

  • warpath

    Now I see where all the hits come from. (pun intended)

  • SMH

    He wants to be a frickin bad!!!

  • Anonymous

    mother fuckers learn to read. He wasnt arrested for weed. It straight up says he was arrested for cocaine bitch.

  • Anonymous

    They only doing this rap game for the wrong reasons. There not doing it for the music but for the drugs and the money.

  • lol.

    saw him perform at the grove it was free concert and he looked pretty fucked up i thought it was just me guess not haha

  • Rachael Misek

    I was wondering if you famous people could start to do something else besides always break the law but maybe start to ask for changes in the law so you all stop getting arrested....idk..kinda a IDEA HERE.

  • J-hunt da Prodigy

    This is prolly dude's first time offense for anything, he won't get locked up. He'll most likely get a fine, no more then probation. But damn it, why every celebrity getting busted with drugs all of a sudden?

  • mrconceited


  • khordkutta

    Metro releases Bruno Mars mugshot after cocaine arrest By Jackie Valley (contact) Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 | 11:26 a.m. Peter Hernandez Metro Police released the mugshot today of hip-hop performer Bruno Mars, who was arrested Sunday at the Hard Rock Hotel for allegedly possessing cocaine. Police responded at about 1:50 a.m. Sunday to the Hard Rock Hotel to investigate after a man was detained by hotel security. Officials allegedly found Peter Hernandez, known as Bruno Mars, in possession of 2.6 grams of a "white powdery substance" believed to be cocaine, police said. Police arrested Hernandez in connection with possession of cocaine and booked him into the Clark County Detention Center. He was released at 7:45 a.m. Sunday. On his Twitter feed Saturday night, he urged fans to come see him at the Hard Rock Hotel. His hit single "Just The Way You Are" is No. 3 on's Hot 100 songs, which ranks the most popular songs across all genres based on radio airplay. Mugshot here:

  • khordkutta

    "cocaine is a helluva drug"

  • khordkutta

    Locally, Las Vegas, it is being reported he was caught with Cocaine, it appears he was snitched on by a bathroom attendant. From the rports he was skiing in a stall.

  • Troof

    "See Bruno, you need to stop hangin around black folks you see how we live? We live RAW, we live ROUGH" the little dude is already pickin up on bad habits...

  • 718bob

    This dude sucks so bad. Free Buju, lock up Bruno.

  • rebel

    how come they only arrest rappers(in this case singer, but he's also black lol), every day another dude gets arrested, fucking police just tryna screw rappers.

    • chronwell

      HAHAHA! D.A.R.E. to keep R&B jokers off drugs!!

    • problems/problema

      yo shut up wtf man..r u mcgriff the crime dog or something?how many rock artists strung out on heroin,crystal meth, alcohol,cocaine weed etc and you don't see them being targeted...and police go to his room and confront him in his bathroom? look at the rates for arrests of minorities vs anyone else before u get on your soapbox b...

    • shutup

      no, he is just an idiot for keeping narcotics on him. you wont go to jail if you dont commit crimes. quit turning shit into a race issue

    • marc

      What? He's not black. He's Puerto Rican and Filipino.

  • he is innocent

    he is innocent because he is free. I love his new song and buy his new album on october 5.

  • Kevin Bibbs

    I hope it wasn't weed...'cause ain't nothing wrong with smoking weed...the government is fucked

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