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Bruno Mars’ music is full of swag, and he knows exactly who he has to thank for that.

In the February cover story of Latina magazine, the award-winning chart topper professed his love of and admiration for black music, saying the genre is responsible for giving America “its swag.”

“When you say ‘black music,’ understand that you are talking about rock, jazz, R&B, reggae, funk, doo-wop, hip-hop, and Motown,” he told the magazine. “Black people created it all. Being Puerto Rican, even salsa music stems back to the Motherland [Africa]. So, in my world, black music means everything. It’s what gives America its swag.”

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