Cardi B, Bruno Mars

Pop singer Bruno Mars is still catching heat for profiting off of black music. A video posted on social media on March 8th criticizing Mars has garnered under just 3 million views.

“This is why I hate Bruno Mars,” tweeted activist Seren Sensei.

“Bruno Mars 100% is a cultural appropriator. He is not black, at all, and he plays up his racial ambiguity to cross genres… people have realized that they prefer their black music and their black culture from a non-black face. We have artists now that are much more willing to step into black genres.”

Sensei continues:

“He’s a karaoke singer, he’s a wedding singer, he’s the person you hire to do Michael Jackson and Prince covers. Yet Bruno Mars has an Album of the Year Grammy and Prince never won an Album of the Year Grammy.”

Several celebrities have come to Mars’ defense on Twitter, including rap producer 9th Wonder and OG singer Charlie Wilson.



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