Sam Smith has worked his way into becoming a household name. He arguably has one of the best voices of this generation and has a plethora of hit singles. But his mouth just got him in trouble.
The British singer was unwinding with some friends on a boat recently. Fellow singer, Adam Lambert, was also on the boat and he was posting videos of the festivities to his Instagram account. In one video you see Smith getting down to Beyonce. But in another one, he said he didn’t like the King of Pop, Michael Jackson’s, music.
Adam Lambert accidentally posts a video of Sam Smith saying:
‘I don’t like Michael Jackson, but this is a good song’ pic.twitter.com/Rhw1lnA5O0
— Music News Facts (@musicnewsfact) August 10, 2018
In the video, Lambert pans over to Smith who says, “I don’t like Michael Jackson, but this is a good song.” In all fairness, Smith is entitled to his own opinion but it’s not usual that you hear someone, especially a successful musician like hisself, say they don’t care for MJ. You can imagine the Internet dragged him for his comments.
Yes Sam Smith can have his opinion, of course. But you can’t just say “I don’t like Michael Jackson”, you have to say “I’m very sorry but Michael Jackson’s songs aren’t my fave.” That’s it. Pay some respect to the ultimate LEGEND and forever #1 of billions. pic.twitter.com/jLsyBx8uva
— F (@ItsokF) August 10, 2018
Sam Smith is over. What self respecting musician says they don’t like Michael Jackson? Honey..
— Con Li (@Guido_Conz) August 10, 2018
I have defended Sam Smith through thick and thin but hating on Michael Jackson is UNFORGIVABLE.
Cancel him (again). pic.twitter.com/JbAo9wl8PO
— Chris Coote-Stubbins (@chrisconfessed) August 10, 2018
There were those rational folks that did come to Sam’s defense because we are entitled to our own opinions after all.
I'm such a huge Michael Jackson fan. I love his music. Not everyone likes the same music/artists. The world be boring if the world only liked or disliked the same things. You do you @samsmithworld 💜
— j a c k i e🐨 (@JackieWarner13) August 11, 2018
Sam Smith saying he doesn’t like Michael Jackson doesn’t mean shit! god I can list so many good artists that I don’t like their music and it’s MY opinion. He shouldn’t pretend to like everyone’s music because he’s famous.. he wasn’t even hating!
— SALEH (@SALEHQLLL) August 10, 2018
Michael Jackson is a legend hand down. His artistry is unmatched and he’s had an undying impact on pop culture. But Sam Smith is probably not the only one who isn’t fond of MJ’s music. Others are probably too afraid to speak up. Smith also isn’t the only successful artist to diss a whole legend. It happens in the Hip Hop community everyday B.