The “embarrassed” Baltimore protester who was yanked from the streets after his mother caught him with rioters spoke out Wednesday.
“I understand how much my mama really cares about me,” Michael Singleton told ABC News. “I just got to try to do better.”
Singleton recounted the moment he saw his mother, Toya Graham, catch him on the Baltimore streets.
“I’m like, ‘Oh man. What is my mama doing down here?’” he said.
Video of Graham approaching her son and slapping him on live television went viral. Many online hailed her as the “mom of the year” for her actions.
Singleton said that all his friends saw him get slapped around.
“They was around,” he told ABC News. “Everybody knew my mama. All my friends knew my mama.”
Graham said she wasn’t going to allow her son to participate in the rioting.
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