Bruno Mars lands the April cover of GQ Magazine, the issue they named the “Style Bible.” In the interview, the singer opened up about his infamous mugshot, his arrest and why he loves to write songs about sex.
“It feels good to sing about. It feels…sexy,” the 27-year-old admitted about his lyrics. “It puts you in a sexy frame of mind. It feels good to project. Sex is a great party starter.”
He admits that his song “Gorilla” is on the naughty side. “It was just painting a picture — some animalistic sex,” he says. “Instead of me singing ‘You and me having animalistic sex’ — which is a terrible lyric.”
Something else that was terrible was Mars’ 2010 arrest, in which he was caught with a bag of cocaine in a Las Vegas casino and booked on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance. In the holding cell, Mars lied while being questioned by an officer, reportedly saying he acted foolishly and had never used drugs before.
“I don’t know where that came from. I was really intoxicated. I was really drunk,” Mars explains to GQ of the lie. “So a lot of that is a big blur, and I try every day to forget and keep pushing.”
As for why he smiled in his mugshot photo, Mars says he has “no idea,” poignantly admitting, “It was a picture.”
But although he can laugh about the incident now, Mars says that he’s simply trying to make the best music he can and hopefully, one day, retire and bask in the sun all day.
When asked where he wants to be once he stops performing, Mars explains, “On a beach, drinking out of a coconut, watching some kids running around in the sand, looking at the ocean … And then planning a reunion tour, overweight.”
I like Bruno Mars. I do agree that his songs are TOO sexual, I can’t listen to any of them when my kids are in the car. But I do like him. He reminds me of Michael Jackson.
Posted Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at 2:14pm
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