In Hollywood, it has become the norm for musicians to come out with their own line of clothing. But don't expect to see a clothing line by Bruno Mars at Kohl's or Target anytime soon.
The half-Puerto Rican singer (born Peter Gene Hernandez)—who graces the cover of Billboard's upcoming issue—opened up to the magazine about fame and why he wants to stick to doing just music. “When people fall is when they’re like, ‘OK. Now I’m here, what’s next? A clothing line?’ That’s not what I’m trying to do," he says. "It’s like, ‘Don’t be a slut. Remember your dream. Do your music and keep it special.’”
The "Just The Way You Are" singer also tells Billboard what it's like to be lost in translation while he's abroad promoting his music. '"I’m traveling to places that I’ve never even heard of and there are all these people singing the songs back—and English is not even their first language. It’s like, what the hell happened?”
As for his future plans, Bruno says he's hoping to get back into the studio soon, but not just as a singer. "I’m such a fan of how Jack White and Danger Mouse get down and put these bands together. I’d love to be the drummer in a band that I’m producing, and sit back there and have someone else sing," he says.