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Bruno Mars Responds To Cultural Appropriation Accusations

Provided By - Video Elephant on March 08, 2021
Grammy award-winning artist Bruno Mars has responded to claims that he appropriates Black culture in his music. In a recent interview, Mars said that it would be hard to find an interview where he has not spoken about artists he admires. This music comes from love and if you can't hear that, I don't know what to tell you, Bruno Mars. He compared using artists like James Brown and Prince as inspiration to athletes using Michael Jordan as inspiration. Activist and writer Seren Sensei said in 2018 that Mars “plays up his racial ambiguity to cross genres”. When asked about this, the ‘Uptown Funk’ singer acknowledged that Black entertainers are not “getting their flowers”. I hope that later on, down the road, there's going to be a band that's taking what we did and flipping that, and freaking that, and putting their own spin on it, Bruno Mars.

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