Bruno Mars Addresses Accusations of Cultural Appropriation

“This music comes from love, and if you can’t hear that, then I don’t know what to tell you.”
Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak hit the press circuit on Friday in support of their debut single as Silk Sonic.

The morning after the release of “Leave The Door Open,” the first glimpse at the duo’s upcoming collaborative album, Mars and .Paak beamed into The Breakfast Club to discuss the joint project, how they came up with the Silk Sonic moniker, and what it was like working together. But towards the end of the interview, Charlamagne went full shit-stirring Charlamagne, asking Mars to respond to those claiming he was culturally appropriating Black music and fashion.

“People love to accuse you of being a cultural thief, which I find interesting because you are a person of color,” the show’s host tells Mars. And for his part, the “Uptown Funk” singer was clear and forthright about his influences. “You can’t find an interview where I’m not talking about the entertainers that’ve come before me. 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,” Mars explained. “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,” Mars added.


Views: 21

Reply to This

Best guide to hip hop, soul, reggae concerts & events in San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles & New York City + music, videos, radio and more


Bookmark and Share

Subscribe to E-Blast




  • Add Photos
  • View All


Latest Activity

realmuzik posted a discussion

Whymen Grindin To Drop New Beat Tape "Grindin Beats Vol. 3"

Whymen Grindin (producer credits Wiz Khalifa, Jeezy, and Lil Scrappy) is set to release his third installment of his beat tape series Grindin Beats Vol. 3 this Friday! It will include various styles of Instrumental music for you listening pleasure.…See More
5 hours ago
Dj Smoke (@PromoMixtapes) posted discussions
11 hours ago
Editor's Pick posted discussions
13 hours ago
realmuzik posted discussions
Dj Smoke (@PromoMixtapes) posted discussions
2 events by Editor's Pick were featured
Editor's Pick posted events
TEAM BIGGA RANKIN posted blog posts
Editor's Pick posted discussions
realmuzik posted a discussion

Omen44 - "Hate" ft. Chelsea Reject

The Plug International and vetted national and international Hip Hop artist Omen44 announce the release of “Hate” the remix. The single/video is taken from…See More
TrueSkool Hip Hop commented on TrueSkool Hip Hop's album
TrueSkool Hip Hop posted a photo

Aktion Jackson

Rapper, Actor, and Director Aktion Jackson with a new single titled "Delete" is a west coast banger produced by the legendary DJ Battlecat.

© 2021   Created by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service