Sam Smith Describes Some Modern Pop Stars as ‘Awful’; Is He Referring to Ariana Grande or Miley Cyrus?

By Marie delos Santos | 2 years ago
Sam Smith Describes Some Modern Pop Stars as ‘Awful’; Is He Referring to Ariana Grande or Miley Cyrus?

The year 2015 might be a very busy year for “Stay With me” singer Sam Smith as he kicks off the year by gracing the cover of V magazine. In the interview, Sam said some of the modern pop stars in the industry are awful. What made Sam say this and who is he referring to? Read on for more details.

Aside from going public about his relationship with Jonathan Zeizel, Sam Smith is kicking 2015 off with a blast as he bares his hairy chest and sultry stare on the cover of V magazine.


In an interview with music legend, Chaka Khan, Smith reveals how some of today’s pop stars “are just awful.” Smith, though, said that he won’t name names, which leaves us to think who are some of the most famous pop stars these days. Could it be Ariana Grande? Or is it Katy Perry’s date, Rif Raff who dissed him on social media? Or could it be the outlandish transformation and performance of Miley Cyrus on stage?

Smith continues to tell Chaka Khan that these pop stars “have not even had half the success that you’ve [Chaka Khan] had and yet you’re so humble and kind.” The legendary singer’s wittily replied, “Well it’s people skills. Talking to a screen all day long takes the human experience out” and added that she was lucky she grew up in a time without all the smartphones and tablets that the present generation has been exposed to.

Smith and Khan also hinted of a possible collaboration in the future. “We are definitely going to write a song together,” said Khan to which Smith replied that he’s 100 percent in and added that he was actually thinking of a collaboration with Khan and Mary [J Blige]. Smith also recently hinted of a possible collaboration with Rihanna’s new album “R8,” which apparently suffered from an alleged song leak earlier this week.

Smith was also all praises for Khan in the interview and said that Khan has been a favorite in his family, especially his mom who used to joke about Sam singing with Khan when she [Sam’s mom] turns 50.

His album “In the Lonely Hour” sold one million copies in the UK and US. Smith was nominated as Best New Artist, along with five other nominations for the 2015 Grammy awards.

Who do you think Sam Smith was referring to as “awful”? Sound off in the comments!

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