Bruno Mars opens the BET Awards in epic fashion, hilariously calls out fans for filming performance


No one brings more 24K Magic into our lives than Bruno Mars and the Hooligans.

The "That's What I Like" singer won Best Male R&B/Pop Artist at Sunday night's BET Awards, but not before he and his backing band kicked off the night (take note awards shows, this is a perfect way to start your show) with an impeccably choreographed medley performance.

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At two points during the show, the 31-year-old artist put things on pause for some charming crowd work (all right, it was almost definitely a canned bit but it was very fun.) On the second of those pauses, Mars hilariously called out fans filming the show.

Come on, Bruno! They just wanted that social media moment. Mars acknowledged as much, when he said to one fan, "It's for Instagram, huh?"

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Amber Rose at the 2017 BET Awards at Staples Center on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Blac Chyna at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Blac Chyna (C), fashion detail, at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images)
One hot mama! Jada Pinkett Smith showed off her incredibly figure in a gold gown with a thigh-hight slit and a down-to-there neckline. Talk about a sexy red carpet style! REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
TV personality and actress La La Anthony was a vision in a gold, sparkling dress, which she paired with diamond statement earrings. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Queen Latifah kept things simple in a classic, off-the-shoulder, black dress with a set of pumps. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
'Orange Is the New Black" star Dascha Polanco punched things up on the fashion front in an all-white suit with an embellished shoulder. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images)
BET Awards host Leslie Jones wowed in a jewel-toned dress with a sexy neckline. She polished off the stunning look with a set of heels and bright magenta lips. (REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: (L-R) DJ Khaled, Nicole Tuck, and Asahd Tuck Khaled at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Big Sean at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images)
Remy looked lovely in a fringe-focused dress with several shades of blue. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
2017 BET Awards ? Arrivals ? Los Angeles, California, U.S., 25/06/2017 - Yara Shahidi. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Karrueche Tran attends the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
2017 BET Awards ? Arrivals ? Los Angeles, California, U.S., 25/06/2017 - French Montana. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Actress Issa Rae attends the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
2017 BET Awards ? Arrivals ? Los Angeles, California, U.S., 25/06/2017 - Actress Skai Jackson. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
2017 BET Awards ? Arrivals ? Los Angeles, California, U.S., 25/06/2017 - Ty Dolla Sign. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
2017 BET Awards ? Arrivals ? Los Angeles, California, U.S., 25/06/2017 - Kat Graham. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Whoa! This ensemble from Justine Skye had us do a double take with a nude corset underneath a sparkling sheath. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
"Community" star Yvette Nicole Brown looked stunning in a bright, patterned frock with leather accessories. (Photo credit should read CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Shaun Ross turned heads in his military-inspired look. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Fat Joe at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Marsai Martin was sweet as can be in a striped dress in orange heels. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Lil Mama was a total knockout in a blush-colored gown with a thigh-high slit and a plunging neckline. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Actress Nafessa Williams had plenty of people doing a double-take with this racy and sparkling look. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Actress Garcelle Beauvais showed off her mile-long legs in a sparkling minidress with dramatic sleeves.  (AFP PHOTO / CHRIS DELMAS (Photo credit should read CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LeToya Luckett put some serious flower power into her leggy look at the BET Awards. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Tammy Rivera took the plunge in a white blouse and classic slacks. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
B.J. Britt kept it casual and cool with a set of kick and a T-shirt. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Dreezy definitely turned heads in a bizarre black and gold ensemble. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Sierra McClain went for a modern suit-dress with a set of strappy sandals. (Photo credit should read CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Cardi B put on an eye--popping display in a red suit with a low neckline. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Pop singer LaTina Webb put her best foot forward in a minidress and a matching set of heels. (Photo credit should read CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Goapele wowed with a bright pink dress and a set of leopard print shoes. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images)
Terri Seymour showed off her incredible physique in a sparkling, black dress with a set of thin sandals. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
 Pearl Thusi showed off quite a bit of leg as she walked down the red carpet. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Sibley Scoles was pretty as can be in a simple black dress. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Demetria McKinney opted for a fashion-forward look with a sheer panel along the bottom and left sleeve. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Angel put together an eclectic but cool look for the BET Awards. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Ryan Destiny brought back the 90s with her jeans and leather look. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Lateysha Grace was electric in a bright blue dress with red heels. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok TEMPLATE OUT
Zonnique Pullins rocked a skintight jumpsuit that was very snakelike and sexy. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Lovie Simone was a standout in an all-white dress with ruffles and sparkling embellishments. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
"The Color Purple's" Margaret Avery, 73, was absolutely stunnin in a bright, strapless dress with a statement necklace and ruffle shoes. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Musician Jessie Reyez was a little bit punk and a little bit pretty with her LBD and boots. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
South African star Nomzamo Mbatha was gorgeous in a traditional pattern dress with a form0fitting silhouette. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Chike Okonkwo was sexy and suave in a bright blue suit with a statement shirt. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Logan Browning stepped out at the BET Awards in a pink, feathery frock. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Summer Valentine took a different stance on the LBD with a black, sequined jumpsuit. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Rapper Nasty C hit the gray carpet in a set of jeans and a rooster T-shirt. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Sasha Banks was a modern-day Ariel with her bright purple locks and a green, lace dress. (REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)
Rayvanny stepped out in a bright blue tuxedo with cropped slacks and loafers. (REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)
"Black-ish" star Yara Shahidi hit the BET Awards in a denim dress with a fun set of hels. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Sandra Lambeck took a very cool fashion risk with a set of white slacks and yellow heels. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Rokhaya at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Nikki Perkins was pretty as can be in an evergreen, velvet dress with a jaw-dropping neckline and a thigh-high slit. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Chloe Bailey (L) and Halle Bailey at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
"The Vampire Diaries" actress Kat Graham was a knockout in a dress with double keyholes in the front. The cool pattern and her slick locks made it a total winner.  (Photo credit should read CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
2017 BET Awards ? Arrivals ? Los Angeles, California, U.S., 25/06/2017 - Actress Eva Marcille. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Miss USA 2017 Kara McCullough dazzled in a metallic dress with matching sandles. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Kid Ink (top) and daughter Aislin Parvaneh Collins at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Sandi McCree at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Brittany O'Grady opted for a spring-like look with a fun jumpsuit. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Ta'Rhonda Jones at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Ajiona Alexus at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
DJ Spinall looked like a class act in a green, velvet jacket and a fun hat. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Caleb McLaughlin at the 2017 BET Awards at Staples Center on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Roman GianArthur at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Deon Cole at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Algee Smith at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Duckie Thot at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Tank (L) and Zena Foster at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Bobby V at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Lovie Simone at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Camryn Howard at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Lil Rel Howery at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Zonnique at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Lena Waithe at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: (L-R) Duckie Thot, Nikki Perkins and Sandra Lambeck at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Demetrius Shipp Jr. at the 2017 BET Awards at Staples Center on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Teo (L) and Ayo of Ayo & Teo at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Logan Browning at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Mack Wilds at the 2017 BET Awards at Staples Center on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Jennie Jenkins at the 2017 BET Awards at Staples Center on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: DJ Spinall at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Trevor Jackson at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Kara McCullough at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Kodie Shane at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Brittany O'Grady at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Chris Brown's ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran put together a pretty purple look with an off-the-shoulder silhouette . (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)
Former "America's Top Model" star Eva Marcille looked absolutely exquisite in a white, off-the-shoulder dress and long locks. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Chairman and CEO of BET Networks Debra L. Lee at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Bryshere Y. Gray at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Lady Leshurr at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Draya Michele at the 2017 BET Awards at Staples Center on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: El DeBarge at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Lorna Baez at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Kristina Adamski at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Kap G at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Jacob Latimore at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Square on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Mars, Hooligans, please keep doing your thing forever and ever.

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