Bruno Mars gets candid about his cocaine arrest and conviction in a new interview. The singer pled guilty to felony cocaine possession charges back in January.
In order to avoid jail time he took a plea deal worked out with Las Vegas prosecutors. Mars paid a $2,000 fine, in addition to serving probation and 200 hours of community service. If he completes the terms of his sentence and stays out of trouble for a year, the felony cocaine possession charge against him will be dismissed, authorities said.
Now the 25-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer tells GQ about the arrest, "I'm not gonna preach that I'm a role model."
He adds, "I'm a [expletive] musician! But I've learned people are watching, so don't do nothing stupid."
Mars, whose real name is Peter Hernandez, is known for the hit song "Just the Way You Are" and sang the chorus on B.o.B's "Nothin' on You."
Meanwhile, David Schubert, the prosecutor who pressed charges against Mars and Paris Hilton, was arrested on Saturday after police found crack cocaine in his car, according to ABC News.