Bruno Mars Covers Rolling Stone
With his 24K Magic album set to arrive November 18th, Bruno Mars covers the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine.
In the cover story, Bruno discusses a wide variety of topics including performing at the Super Bowl, Kanye West dissing him, death of his mother, his upbringing, and much more.
Read excerpts from the interview below or check out the story in its entirety here.
ON THE SUPER BOWL: “God bless the Super Bowl. They hooked me up, they took a chance on me. But I had to keep reminding them why they took a chance on me. You put that camera on my band and me, and I got you…They wanted to show a shot of the audience wearing these light-up bracelets. I told them, ‘If you take that camera off me, you’re doing yourself a disservice.’ And what happened? They spent all this money on these things, and it didn’t work.”
ON KANYE WEST DISSING HIM: “It’s Kanye — bottom line, at the end of the day, we need Kanye. But what he said wasn’t a sting. You can come at me all you want — I’ve set myself up for that. But I am my own biggest critic. Whatever anyone says to me, they don’t know shit. But me and him, we’re cool. He called me and apologized. Kanye loves me, man. You know that. Who doesn’t? I’m Bruno Mars!”
ON “UPTOWN FUNK”: “Coming off the biggest song of my career, it was super-daunting to come in here. I don’t know if people are going to love this shit. I don’t know if radio is going to play it. But what I don’t want to have happen is I put it out and say, ‘Damn it, if I’d just done this and this, maybe it would have had a shot.’”
ON HIS UPBRINGING: “This is something I never thought about until recently. But because of my upbringing performing for tourists, I had to entertain everyone. Not just black people, not just white people, not just Asian people, not just Latin people. I had to perform for anybody that came to Hawaii.”
ON HIS MOTHER’S DEATH: “To this day, I don’t know how to handle it,. That piece of your heart is just gone forever. I don’t even know how to talk about it with you. It’s a nightmare. It’s literally a nightmare.”
ON WHETHER HE’LL MARRY HIS GIRLFRIEND: “Jesus! She’s my best friend. My rock. What’s wrong with that? We’re just happy…Until she reads this.”