Stevie Wonder has defended Bruno Mars as a, "great talent", after the singer was accused of appropriating black music.
The 'Finesse' hitmaker's background came under scrutiny last week, when a video with writer Seren Sensei accusing the singer of appropriating black music went viral.
Wonder, 67, told TMZ: "Here's the thing, God created music for all of us to enjoy. So we cannot limit ourselves by people's fears and insecurities.
"He's a great talent, so all the other stuff is just b******t. He was inspired by great musicians and great artists and songwriters. So that's good."
Bruno has collaborated with a number of African-American artists, and the 'That's What I Like' hitmaker was born in Honolulu to a half-Puerto Rican and half-Ashkenazi Jewish father and a Filipino mother.