Bruno Mars Thanks 'The One & Only' Cardi B for 'Finesse (Remix)' Collab

It’s only been one day since Bruno Mars and Cardi B released their old school-style instant hit “Finesse,” and Mars took to Instagram to thank his collab partner.

The singer posted a selfie of the duo Thursday (Jan. 5) with a little background on meeting Cardi B and the beginning stages of the new single: “I met cardi B at 3 am after my show in LA backstage where we recorded her verse for Finesse. She walked in the room and she was everything I’d hope she’d be.”

“Never change cardi! Don’t let this crazy music business change who you are,” he gushed over the rapper’s charisma. “You possess something that can’t be taught. You’re a true star. Thank you for putting your energy and love all over this record and video.”