Now listen I’m putting all my feelings aside because as a REAL and not just a recent Bruno Mars fan, I know he doesn’t appropriate black culture. But these most recent claims will open up a dialogue that I would like to have with yall about this “WOKE CULTURE” that has been going on for a while now!
For you guys living under the rock or just simply minding yo business lemme fill yall in. So Bruno Mars received NUMBEROUS Grammys this season for his work, 24K MAGIC which in my opinion was well deserved and quite frankly over due! So a young lady decided to post a video from a debate….I use that term loosly cause it seemed more like an argument stating that Bruno Mars has appropriated black culture and why doesn’t Bobby Brown have a Grammy? She said a bunch more but it’s not important because for me she is engulfed in that “fictional woke culture” and i’ll explain what I mean by that.
To be conscious of you black-ness and aware of your heritage and ancerstry is a beautiful thing. Then you have people who have taken that and BLOWN that shit to smithereens and called it “BEING WOKE”. I made a post a while ago about how some of these woke ass people need to take a nap cause CLEARLY they too damn woke! (yes that’s a thing) These are the people who cant separate appropriation and appreciation. I would like to direct your attention to the dictionary definition of “appropriation”
the action of taking something for one’s own use, typically without the owner’s permission or acknowledgment.
So with this new found knowledge, I would like to direct your attention to an interview Bruno did back in 2017 for Latina Magazine.
“When you say “black music” understand that you are talking about rock, jazz, R&B, reggae, funk, doo-wop, hip-hop and Motown. Black people started it all. Being Puerto Rican, even salsa music stems back to the Mother Land [Africa]”
So I can just leave this blog here cause my point is proven and quite frankly has been proven since Bruno Mars first album where you can hear these genres in his music! But I just wanna fire off on the WOKE PEOPLE for about one paragraph.
YALL ALWAYS WANNA PULL THE APPRORPATION CARD BUT DON’T WANNA GO SUPPORT THE ARTIST WHO MAKE THIS BLACK MUSIC YOU SPEAK OF! WHY YOUR FAVORITE R&B SINGERS FLOPPING! I’LL TELL YOU WHY CAUSE BITCH YOU AINT BUYING THEY ALBUMS! YOU MAD CAUSE SOMEBODY WHITE, MIXED OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT AINT BLACK AIN’T SELLING OUT AND THE FIRST THING YOU WANNA YELL IS APPROIATION OR RACISM!
Ok lemme un-caps lock cause I was pissed. Listen I support all music. Brandy is one of my favorite vocalist but guess what, she can’t sell a album to save her life and it’s fucked up. That doesn’t make her any less talented, any less capable it just means mother fuckers aint buying her music. THATS NOT HER FAULT.
What would make ya’ll feel better. If Bruno Mars got a tan? Do ya’ll want him on the next Black Panther soundtrack? I know ya’ll would flip if he did black face! I just wanna know what ya’ll expect for him to do? If you one of those people, leave a comment and let us know. But I want Bruno and the Hooligans who have been apart of his life from the beginning, WE GOT YO BACK BRUNO!
I love you for reading!