Does she ever meet up with Mars in his room next door? That's for you to decide.
This isn't the first time Zendaya has shown she's a fan of the singer. She paid tribute to Mars in her Lip Sync Battle rendition of 24k Magic in July.
|Zendaya at the Teen Choice Awards on Aug. 13, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo: Jordan Strauss, Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)|
Bruno Mars donates $1m to Flint water crisis relief effort
Bruno Mars has donated $1m in aid to Flint, Michigan, to help continue the relief work in the wake of the city’s water supply being contaminated with lead.
The singer, who has topped the US singles chart seven times, announced the donation on stage in Auburn Hills, halfway between Detroit and Flint. He later wrote in a statement: “I’m very thankful to the Michigan audience for joining me in supporting this cause. Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it’s important that we don’t forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster. As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again.”
The crisis began in 2014, when the city’s water supply was switched from the Detroit river to the Flint river as part of a cost-saving initiative. Residents’ water became discoloured and was found to contain high levels of bacteria, disinfectant and lead. An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease resulted from the switch, with around 100 affected, leading to 12 deaths.
In June, five state officials were charged with involuntary manslaughter. “People in Flint have died as a result of the decisions made with those charged to protect the health and safety of those individuals,” said attorney general Bill Schuette.
Mars – who has just released a new video for his song Versace on the Floor, co-starring Disney star Zendaya – is the latest celebrity to donate to the relief effort, following Cher, Eminem, Mark Wahlberg, Puff Daddy and more.
Bruno Mars goes for gold in Indy, finds purple lining
Bruno Mars sent Sunday night's crowd at Bankers Life Fieldhouse dancing toward the work week in a collective state of unbridled joy.
They witnessed a master showman make time-tested elements of entertainment all his own. And Mars' sold-out show — one of toughest-to-get, priciest tickets on the Indianapolis concert calendar — doubled as musical time machine.
He and a supporting cast known as the Hooligans sang doo-wop of the 1950s, bleeding into the choreographed precision of '60s Motown groups.
They specialized in the lush instrumentation of '70s funk giving way to the disco era, echoed visually by colorful blocks of light making up the stage floor.
But the 1980s is the decade calling the shots for Mars' "24K Magic" album and tour: Big, boastful and dripping in gold.
Yet it's almost a trick when 31-year-old Mars makes you think about LL Cool J, Cameo, Zapp and New Edition.
Sunday's overriding influence was none other than Prince, the late rock/soul/pop/funk icon who Mars expertly saluted at this year's Grammy Awards ceremony.
Prince's influence was heard in a pealing guitar solo Mars played during "Calling All My Lovelies." Mars alter quoted a passage from the "Purple Rain" guitar solo in "Marry You," a pop-rock rave-up reminiscent of Prince's "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man."
"24K Magic" tune "Straight Up and Down" featured a bedroom-talk interlude that owed a debt to Prince's early work.
And when golden light blocks descended to make angular, pop-art arches on the stage, Sunday's rendition of "Versace on the Floor" resembled a Bret Easton Ellis story adapted by Prince. You can't get much more '80s than that.
Mars stepped boldly into the present with "That's What I Like," a song that spent 20 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard magazine's R&B singles chart. Eighteen thousand sang along to ego-driven lyrics that manage to be generous invitation, too: "Cool jewelry shining so bright. Strawberry champagne on ice, Lucky for you, that's what I like."
Mars and Co. showed off their smooth versatility by easing dance-floor igniter "That's What I Like" into a subtle doo-wop meditation at its conclusion.
On the topic of dance floors, the open format of the "24K Magic" stage gave Mars and the Hooligans plenty of room to roam (especially impressive when a trombone player dances while playing). Percussion and keyboard stations were the only fixed elements on the stage, leaving many lanes for Mars to bust a move.
"I feel loose tonight, Indianapolis," Mars told his audience early in the show.
Across an action-packed 90 minutes, he turned song after song into a highlight and every tune assumed the heady buzz of an encore number.
Sunday's official encore began with "Locked Out of Heaven," punctuated by a sustained blast of gold confetti that covered the arena's floor. Mars' all-time show-stopper, "Uptown Funk," wrapped things up.