Bruno Mars beat Eminem in rap battle

Bruno Mars has joked he beat Eminem in a rap battle and then demanded they do a song together, resulting in new track 'Lighters'

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This article is from 2011.

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars has joked his collaboration with Eminem came about after he beat him in a rap battle.

The 'Grenade' hitmaker teamed up with the rapper and Royce da 5'9" - who, as a duo, go by the name Bad Meets Evil - on the track 'Lighters' and claims the track came after he challenged the Detroit musician's lyrical ability.

Speaking about 'Lighters', he quipped to MTV: "It was a freestyle battle. I said, 'Yo, Em, if I beat you, you're gonna have to do a song with me!' I shut him down right then and there."

Along with working with the 'Lose Yourself' singer, Bruno is also excited about his next solo track, which he has recently recorded and is "extremely proud of".

He said: "I'm definitely thinking about what's next. I've got a song that I just wrote that I'm extremely proud of and I worked really hard on, and it's gonna come out soon.

"But this is just the very beginning and there's a lot more to come."

This article is from 2011.

Bruno Mars

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