Sam Smith Puts Singers on Blast: "Some of These Pop Stars Are Just Awful"

Singer gives his opinion of some other performers

By Brett Malec Jan 06, 2015 1:01 AMTags
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Sam Smith is putting some music stars on blast!

In the new issue of V magazine, the 22-year-old "Stay With Me" singer bonds with music icon Chaka Khan while also calling out some of today's younger industry acts.

"Even when you meet them—I won't name names—but some of these pop stars are just awful," Smith said in his interview with Khan. "And they have not even had half the success that you've had and yet you're so humble and kind."

"Well, it's people skills," Khan replied. "Talking to a screen all day long takes the human experience out. Luckily I grew up in a time when we only had a telephone at home."

Meanwhile, the new BFFs also vowed to work together sometime in the future, "We are definitely going to write a song together," Khan told Smith. "Hundred percent, I'm in," he replied. "I was actually thinking me, you, and Mary [J. Blige] would do something."

"That'd be hot," Khan replied. "She's a good writer."

Smith added, "My mom always used to joke around with her friends, when I was, like, 12 years old—'It's all good. Sam's just got to get Chaka Khan to sing with him when I'm in my 50s.' I rang her this morning and she was like, ‘I can't believe you.'"