Bruno Mars Talks Super Bowl Performance With Beyonce
Mars was still skeptical. "You've got to be careful with those performances," he says. "They do it a lot on award shows, where you've got so many cameos but nothing solid." He told Martin to talk to Beyoncé and see what she thought. Martin's response: "'Let's talk to her right now!'" He took out his phone and shot a video of himself and Mars, then texted it to Beyoncé. To Mars' surprise, she was in.
Mars says he got an education watching Beyoncé prepare. "She's not fucking joking around," he says. "She's going to get onstage and show everybody why she's the best every single time. She's got that monster in her." But the memory that stands out is more relatable. "Me and Beyoncé were both working on our diets, stressing out," he says. "Then the day before, we're watching playback backstage, and she's eating a bag of Cheetos. I'm like, 'That's what you're doing?'"
He mimes Beyoncé popping a Cheeto in her mouth. "She's like, 'There's nothing more we can do these last two days. It's gonna be what it's gonna be. So I'm gonna enjoy this bag of Cheetos.'"