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Stevie Wonder Adds His Two Cents to the Bruno Mars Cultural Appropriation Debate


Stevie Wonder is a Bruno Mars fan and the legendary R&B crooner thinks the genre isn’t confined to just one race of people.

Wonder was asked to weigh in on a debate stirred on social media Friday, March 9 after a video featuring writer Seren Sensei went viral. She said the “Finesse” singer “takes preexisting work and he just completely, word for word, recreates it.”

“God created music for everyone to enjoy and we can’t limit ourselves by people’s fears and insecurities,” Wonder tells TMZ Saturday, March 17. “He’s a great talent. So that other stuff is just bullshhhh.

“He was inspired by great musicians and great artists, songwriters, so that’s good,” he adds.

When the paparazzo asked if Mars gets a pass, the singer responds, “It’s not about a pass, God created music for everybody.”

Wonder is the latest artist to defend Mars, following singer Charlie Wilson, rapper Rapsody and music producer 9th Wonder last week.

“Keep making that funky ish, @BrunoMars!!!! Do you always ❤🌹,” Rapsody tweeted.

Wilson called Mars “a genuine talent” while 9th Wonder said of the whole debate, “Y’all make me sick.”

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