During a recent interview, Bruno Mars responded to the cultural appropriation allegations he has dealt with during his career. He said, “I would say…You can’t look at an interview, you can’t find an interview where I’m not talking about the entertainers that’ve come before me. And the only reason why I’m here is because of James Brown, is because of Prince, Michael — That’s why I’m here.” He also said, “I’m growing up as a kid, watching Bobby Brown, saying, ‘OK, if that’s what it takes to make it, then I’ve got to learn how to do the running man, I’ve got to learn how to do the moonwalk.’ That’s it. And this music comes from love, and if you can’t hear that, then I don’t know what to tell you.” When asked if the accusation were upsetting, he said, “It comes with the gig. And there’s real merit to what people are saying about Black entertainers not getting their flowers, and I’m championing with that, I’m with that. I understand, but it’s just Twitter.” Are you looking forward to Bruno’s new album?
Bruno Mars Responds To Criticism Of Cultural Appropriation
by Lynne Haze
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