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Sam Smith Talks Straight Guys, Break Ups, Instagram Revelations & Why Kim Kardashian Smells Great

Sam Smith

The award-winning singer opens up about his latest relationship and break up.

Coming off a near clean sweep at the Grammys--he won in four out of six of the categories in which he was nominated--Sam Smith has some time to reflect on his music and where he is at the moment with his career and life. Speaking with London's Evening Standard recently about his short-lived relationship with model Jonathan Zeizel and drawing inspiration from romantic entanglements, he commented: "I've written a song about another person recently," adding, "You know I split up with someone a few weeks ago?"

Smith was quick to quash gossipmongers: "Nothing dramatic happened. I made a mistake by posting pictures of us on Instagram and making it seem more serious than it was. I flew him to Australia and we had a nice time... We just weren't very compatible, but I've learned that I need to hold off before I start getting the public involved. I would say it was a relationship, but I still feel like I haven't had a proper boyfriend yet."

According to Smith, his father has expressed concern about his son's social media presence, but Smith says he's not gonna edit himself any time soon.

"This is where my fire comes out...Because I stand up and I say, 'Well, fuck this.' I'm not going to be a robot...I'm not going to limit what I say so I'll please more people. My life is my life and things happen and I'm going to document it and say how I feel. I don't play a character, I'm just myself."

Smith also told the Standard that he's off straight guys for good. "I've stopped falling for straight men now. After the last one, there's no way it's going to happen to me again. The record was therapy, closure, it saved me."

Three cheers to that!

Now with his whole career infront of him, Smith says he's reflected on his music and fame in general.

"I want to be a different type of pop star. I want to be a pop star who's not photoshopped, who's straight-on human...Honesty is timeless, I'm just trying to make music that stands the test of time. So that, in 400 years, when a little kid who's gay listens to In the Lonely Hour, or my next record, he will be inspired."

As for being famous, it's mostly all good.

"Sometimes I have this horrible feeling that maybe people are more interested in what Kim Kardashian smells like than my music. She smells fucking glorious, by the way, she's like an angel. I was with her last night, her whole family came to my gig. I saw a video of them singing along. We're all just people."

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