Lucky for you.

Lucky for you.

Bruno Mars is particular with his music. In a new interview with the WSJ, Mars says he rarely collaborates because he doesn’t “want to feel gross.”

“It’s as simple as that. I don’t want to feel gross, I don’t want to regret any decisions,” he elaborates. “Even if I turn down a sweet check because I don’t want to be on that billboard, hawking some s— to the world – I just don’t need to do that. Because you get one shot at this.” It’s more important for the pop star to focus on the music and not the pay day that comes with outside distractions. “I’m not a model. I’m not an ice skater. I’m not a chef,” Mars says. “I’m here to do music. And I want to be able to look back and say, ‘Yeah, I did it the way I wanted to do it.’ Whether it triumphs or fails, I can live with that.”

That’s some insight into Mars’ mindset going into picking a single, and why “That’s What I Like” off 24K Magic is so special – it’s all his doing.

In the new video for the song, Mars wears some slick shades with an ’80s-inspired getup and dances around stylized sketches raining down. Watch below:

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