The Grapevine Discusses Bruno Mars: Appropriator or Appreciator?

The Grapevine, a channel dedicated to discussing culture and news, has been trending for a recent video with conversation we've been having for a while: is Bruno Mars a cultural appropriator or appreciator?
Is it because he is influenced by black culture or is it because he's reaping the benefits black artists typically don't get the chance for?
Most people were down for his hits like 'Just the Way You Are' and 'Uptown Funk' but his Grammy sweep really made people recognize how the game is played.

As much wank as we had about this, it's interesting since we get all views from black people on this.

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