American singer Bruno Mars opened up about accusations of cultural appropriation in his music, which he asserted, comes from love.
“I’m growing up as a kid, watching Bobby Brown [and] 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,'” the 35-year-old singer informed Charlamagne tha God throughout an interview on Breakfast Membership on March 5.
He mentioned, “This music comes from love, and if you cannot hear that, then I do not know what to inform you.”
Replying to a question, the “24K Magic” singer said he had been talking about the previous entertainers in each of his interviews. He highlighted, “And the only reason why I’m here is because of James Brown, is because of Prince, Michael [Jackson]—that’s the only reason why I’m here.”
Taking the new matter head-on, the Grammy winner identified that like most artists on the market, he takes his inspiration from the music greats.
He mentioned, “It’s not a secret. We wear the inspiration on our sleeves. What is the point if us, as musicians, can’t learn from the guys that’ve come before us? What did they do?”
His Silk Sonic associate, Anderson was additionally current through the interview.
Bruno kicked up the controversy about “his racial ambiguity to cross genres” in music in 2018. His mom is a Filipino and his dad is Puerto Rican and Jewish.
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