Failure has made me who I’m, says Bruno Mars

Los Angeles, Nov 3 (IANS) Singer Bruno Mars says his failures have made him who he is.

The “Count on me” hitmaker wasn’t as successful as he is today. He said that those days “s***ed, but in a beautiful way”, reports

“Without getting dropped, I might not be here. All of these things you have to go through. It ain’t easy. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it,” Mars said at Zane Lowe’s “Beats 1” show.

“The worst absolute moment was telling everybody I got dropped. I’m broke. I’m in debt. Walking into a room saying, ‘Yeah, I’m a signed Motown artiste,’ then walking in and saying, ‘I’m a dropped Motown artiste.’ But I’m not blaming anybody over there.”

“Sylvia Rhone gave me a deal and the timing wasn’t right. I had to go through this journey. I had to meet Jeff Bhasker and beg him to come play at Pickwick’s Pub on Ventura with me. I had to sing these songs and gig. I was 20 years old. I wasn’t even supposed to be in these places probably,” Mars added.

The 31-year-old hopes he will be remembered for his music and not for any “scandals or controversy”.

“I hope that my music does the talking. I just wanna do music. It could be boring for people this day and age, but I don’t wanna be known for no scandals or controversy. I want to be the guy that brings joy to your life through his music. That’s it,” Mars said.