When Bruno Mars held a special free concert at The Grove in LA on Friday, he made hundreds of young girls and boy swoon with his romantic medley, “Just The Way You Are.” We were totally impressed by Mars, whose real name is Peter Fernandez’ charm and charisma onstage. Watch it here:
Mars was promoting his debut album, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” set to be released on October 5th. The title is both representative of the soft lovey dovey side the artist likes to sing about as well as his more rebellious persona. “I’m, you know, a little bit of a gangster.” Mars told KIIS FM’s Ryan Seacrest Friday morning.
The gangster side definitely came out a little when we found out via KoreAm that was arrested this weekend in Las Vegas on cocaine charges.
The 23-year-old singer, who rose to mainstream fame after singing on the Travie McCoy hit, “Billionaire,” was found with 2.6 grams of cocaine at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
According to an arrest report, a bathroom attendant alerted a security guard after seeing Mars enter a bathroom stall with a bag of white powder.
Police tested the powder and concluded it was cocaine. The report also stated the singer admitted doing a foolish thing and said he had never used drugs before.
Mars was released without bail on Sunday, and has not yet commented on the issue to the public.