Sleepy Bruno Mars
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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_ posted a video with the caption "Bruno sleep 💀💀💀." The tweet (shown below) received more than 430 retweets and 1,600 likes in less than 24 hours.
Shortly after the clip aired, Twitter users began making jokes about Bruno Mars. User @MatthewACherry 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.
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, Refinery29, Mashable,
 Twitter – @AndreThaGiant_'s Tweet
 Twitter – @MatthewACherry's Tweet
 TIME – The Internet Is Losing It Over Bruno Mars' Relatable Sleepy Moment at the BET Awards
 Refinery29 – Did Bruno Mars Fall Asleep During Mary J. Blige's Performance?
 Mashable – Bruno Mars was caught dozing off at the BET Awards and Twitter won't let him live it down
 Metro – "Bruno Mars looked like he was nodding off at the BET Awards": http://metro.co.uk/2017/06/26/bruno-mars-looked-like-he-was-nodding-off-at-the-bet-awards-6734939/#ixzz4l8mewR22
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