Bruno Mars Sensei Aishitemasu Defends Cultural Appropriation Claims — ‘Copying Is Never OK’


YouTuber Sensei Aishitemasu explains to HL that she believes Bruno Mars’ music copies from other artists — particularly in the African American community YouTube star Sensei Aishitemasu called out the beloved entertainer Bruno Mars on March 9, claiming he has used African American music to win over audiences while not being a member of that community Now, HL is learning how Sensei is responding to the debate she jump-started.“I don’t think anyone needs to stay in their own ‘tribe’ but I definitely think outright copying is never okay!” Sensei tells HollywoodLife com EXCLUSIVELY.“Bruno does not advance any of the genres he works in and merely recreates exact copies of pre-existing works, which I think is an issue ” Sensei added that Bruno should use his stature to push music in new and exciting directions rather than retreading over other artist’s old music, as well as supporting musicians who don’t have his notoriety “And I also think that Bruno should do more with his privilege to not only speak on where he found his ‘inspiration,’ but to call out a music industry that consistently ignores Black art and to also amplify marginalized Black artists ”We should note that since Sensei’s critique of Bruno’s music went viral, he has been flooded with support from fans Want more photos of Bruno? Head right here.HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY: “  considers himself an artist and a citizen of the world but he is also proud of his Puerto Rican heritage He has a lot of respect for black music and listened to everything from R&B, to hip-hop, rap and more growing up, he loves it all He credits black people with creating rock, hip-hop, funk and everything else great in America and he is proud to be a part of the American music landscape… It saddens him that people would argue over his success as a musician or attack him for appropriating, manipulating, or misrepresenting a culture His motivations and goals has always been to bring people together with love through his music, not to divide ”An insider close to the singer previously shared this statement withEXCLUSIVELY: “  was shocked when her heard he was being attacked for appropriating black culture considers himself an artist and a citizen of the world but he is also proud of his Puerto Rican heritage He has a lot of respect for black music and listened to everything from R&B, to hip-hop, rap and more growing up, he loves it all He credits black people with creating rock, hip-hop, funk and everything else great in America and he is proud to be a part of the American music landscape… It saddens him that people would argue over his success as a musician or attack him for appropriating, manipulating, or misrepresenting a culture His motivations and goals has always been to bring people together with love through his music, not to divide

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  1. what a hypocrite. so it is only OK for you when you copy japanese for your nickname???? you need to open you mind lady. if you copy other language for your name, then who are you to judge other????

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