Bruno Mars has recently been facing accusations of cultural appropriation even after years of paying homage to Black music and his idols such as Michael Jackson, Bobby Brown, and more.

During a new interview on The Breakfast Club with Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy, and Angela Yee, Mars addresses these claims after he was quizzed on the topic.

Mars’ response was sincere as it touched on the real reason for music and the people who led the way for artists such as himself.

The interview comes as Mars and Anderson .Paak announced their new band ‘Silk Sonic.’ Click here to read more. Check out the full interview below.