Following Nicki Minaj’s smoldering shoot, Sam Smith is the latest megastar to don the cover of Rolling Stone. In this issue, set to hit stands on Friday, Smith liberates every secret he’s been hiding since his fame took off. For one, he’s sick of the Adele comparison (no shade), he sometimes wants abs like Justin Bieber and his first experience with heartache was with a straight guy.
At this point in his career, Smith has taken the highroad to any negativity in his life since becoming the biggest breakout star of 2014. But all of this Mr. Nice Guy stuff ends this Friday once this issue gets in the public’s hands. According to RS, Smith is fed up with being called the “Male Adele” and he assumes she must be too. “We’re very different, and I feel like the constant comparisons might piss her off,” he vents. “It just annoys me that people can’t digest two pop stars singing really personal songs who don’t look like normal pop stars.”
He also reveals that he doesn’t always want to be seen as the poster boy for having a normal body type, in comparison to pop stars who are super buff or rail thin. “I’m just very body-conscious,” he admits. “Sometimes I’m really proud that I don’t look like other pop stars. But there’s also moments where I’m like, ’Ugh, I wish I had abs like Bieber.'” Well, we know that guys like Justin Bieber and Nick Jonas are lacking in certain private areas but we understand that being scrutinized 24/7 for outward appearances can get the best of celebrities.
The most notable anecdote the UK singer shared was about his first experience with being in love. Smith is openly gay and a huge figure in the gay community so it was a bit of a surprise that his first love was with an older straight boy from school. Smith goes on to say that he wrote this boy a love letter professing his feelings and the guy kindly rejected him. “It makes me emotional, actually,” Smith revealed as he explained the situation. Instead of endlessly mocking Smith’s genuine attempt at love, the guy was really sweet about it. “He looked out for me for the rest of school. He just made sure that if anyone took the piss out of me, he would stick up for me. He could have made it hell for me, you know?”
For more intimate details on the life of the biggest pop star in music right now, get your copy of Rolling Stone this Friday on stands and in the iTunes Apple Store.