Bruno Mars Tells Off Super Bowl Half Time Show Haters But It's a Shame He Had To — VIDEO

Any artist who followed Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime show performance was bound to be met with apprehension or criticism, but Bruno Mars blew viewers away with his impressive vocals, choreography, and drum solo and landed perfectly on his feet. On Monday, Bruno Mars appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about the halftime show and what an accomplishment it was for him. Mars knew from the start that critics were skeptical of his ability to deliver a jaw-dropping performance, but wouldn't think of turning it down.

Ellen DeGeneres called his performance "amazing," and referenced an unflattering article in the New York Times that criticizes Mars' star appeal, and says he's not visible enough in the tabloids and doesn't have a "brand" to promote himself with like so many fleeting stars of today, or even powerhouses like Beyonce who have fragrances, clothing, and other promotional opportunities. Mars had heard about the article and thought (and we thought too) that critics wanting to see a "brand" more than a performer with raw talent was pathetic.

Mars then asked for Rocky theme music, because he had something truly inspiring to say to young musicians who are told that they aren't good enough.

Mars then jumped to his feet and started running up and down the aisles in the crowd and high-fiving guests and made us love him even more. It's upsetting that he was criticized at all for a stellar, powerful performance, but there will always be those that find fault with anything.

Bruno, you literally should never change, 'cause you're amazing just the way you are.

Image: The Ellen Show