Count on Me singer Bruno Mars has become one of the biggest and best stars of the music industry in recent years, but it has not always been so easy for the talented musician. Bruno has now opened up about his rather difficult upbringing, claiming that it was these hardships that helped to make him into the man he is today.
Mars explained, "My dad was just the king of finding these little spots for us to stay that we should never have been staying at ... It didn't have plants growing inside. I don't know what happened to the roof. But the bed would be right there in the middle. We'd all sleep in one bed. We had each other, and it never felt like it was the end of the world. Maybe that's why I have this mentality when it comes to the music. Because I know I'm going to figure it out, just give me some time."
As well as talking about how his tough upbringing helped to shape him into the man he has become today, Bruno Mars also went on to talk about how being dropped from his record label in his younger years also helped to make him the musician he is today. Bruno says that, without going through that experience, he might not have become such a huge success on the music scene.
Mars added, "[Those days] sucked, but in a beautiful way. 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. 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 artist,' then walking in and saying, 'I'm a dropped Motown artist.' 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."
Well it has certainly worked out well for the talented music superstar, as he is now considered to be one of the biggest and best music stars on the planet.