Sleepy Bruno Mars

Sleepy Bruno Mars

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Updated Jun 26, 2017 at 04:14PM EDT by Matt.

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Sleepy Bruno Mars refers a moment during the 2017 BET Awards when cameras caught recording artist Bruno Mars dozing off. The moment quickly went viral on Twitter, where people used the photo for reactions and image macros.


On June 25th, 2017, singer and recording artist Bruno Mars performed at the 2017 BET Awards. Later that night, during Mary J. Blige and A$AP Rocky's performance, cameras turned to Mars in the audience, where he appeared to be fighting off sleep.

People on Twitter were quick to capture the moment. Twitter user @AndreThaGiant_[1] posted a video with the caption "Bruno sleep ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€." The tweet (shown below) received more than 430 retweets and 1,600 likes in less than 24 hours.

Bruno sleep


Shortly after the clip aired, Twitter users began making jokes about Bruno Mars. User @MatthewACherry[2] posted a gif of actor Morgan Freeman being startled awake with the caption "Bruno Mars after hearing he won a #BETAwards." The tweet (shown below) received more than 4,300 retweets and 8,300 likes in less than 24 hours.

Bruno Mars after hearing he won a #BETAwards GIF

Over the next few minutes, users continued to add captions to videos and pictures of Bruno Mars sleeping as well as other characters or actors expressing exhaustion.

Several news outlets reported on the clip and reaction to Bruno Mars dozing, including TIME,[3] Refinery29,[4] Mashable,[5]

Bruno Mars after hearing he won a #BETAwards GIF Bruno Mars looks like he just remembered he got bills due tomorrow but don't get paid til Friday #BetAwardsใ‚ˆ Did y'all peep Bruno Mars face look like he was about to fall asleep standing up #BETAwards 9:28 PM 00 PM-11:30PM RER 2017 BET Awards Leslie Jones, Bruno Mars, Trey Songt Migos, Celebrating achievements with host Leslie Jones musical gests indlude rie Tamar Braxton and Trey Songz tn

Various Examples

Somebody got wake @brunomars up!ๅ‚˜@ #BETawards J IBETAward I know bro @BrunoMars they putting me to sleep too. #BETAwards ISH BECAUSE EVERYB "I'm just resting my eyes." - Bruno Mars #BETAwardsใ‚ˆ
Maybe Bruno was sleep on y'all like y'all were sleeping in Bruno all these ages? #BETAwards sin 2 cos tan za y=ax' the Did I just catch Bruno in the crowd sleep?? #BETAwards Bruno Mars is me at every social event #BET-Awardsใ‚ˆ i.j

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External References

[1] Twitter โ€“ @AndreThaGiant_'s Tweet

[2] Twitter โ€“ @MatthewACherry's Tweet

[3] TIME โ€“ The Internet Is Losing It Over Bruno Mars' Relatable Sleepy Moment at the BET Awards

[4] Refinery29 โ€“ Did Bruno Mars Fall Asleep During Mary J. Blige's Performance?

[5] Mashable โ€“ Bruno Mars was caught dozing off at the BET Awards and Twitter won't let him live it down

[6] Metro โ€“ "Bruno Mars looked like he was nodding off at the BET Awards":

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