“I hope there will be a band later that will take what we did, turn it around and freak out and put its own spin on it,” explained Bruno of his and Anderson’s new group, Silk Sonic, “because if not, then why did we do that? “

Bruno admitted that he interviewed himself when the allegations were first made in 2018. “At the time they came up on the internet, I was looking in the mirror like what I don’t see,” he shared. “Do I have this pass that I don’t know about? Where can I get this pass? Because I could use one for myself and my friends.”

Charlamagne asked if the allegations of cultural appropriation had ever upset him, to which he replied, “It comes with the gig. And what people say about black entertainers who don’t get their flowers is really valuable, and I am committed to it “I’m with it.”

“I see,” he added, “but it’s just Twitter.”