The Baltimore protester who was accosted by his mom when she caught him with rioters got to tell his side of the story this 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 talked about the moment he saw his mother, Toya Graham, approach him on the street.
“I’m like, ‘Oh man. What is my mama doing down here?’” he said.
The video of Graham approaching her son and chewing out while slapping him on live television went viral, prompting many to praise her as “mom of the year.”
Making things worse for sim, Singleton said that all his friends saw the incident go down.
“They was around,” he said. “Everybody knew my mama. All my friends knew my mama.”
“To see him down there, doing what he was doing, that’s — we are not doing that,” his mother told ABC News. “I’m not angry at him anymore. As long as I have a breath in my body, you will not be on the streets selling drugs — you’re just not going to live like that. Not with me.”
Watch a local ABC affiliate’s version below: