Sam Smith: I’m paranoid and insecure
Sam Smith has opened up about how his lack of self-confidence helps him to “not be an absolute b**ch”.
The 22-year-old Stay With Me singer has enjoyed a quick rise to fame and is nominated for six Grammy Awards this year. But he’s convinced he’ll never become a demanding or nasty person because of his own “paranoia” and the way he views himself.
"I'm very paranoid and insecure all the time, which really helps me not be an absolute b**ch," he told GQ magazine.
Sam explained he’s intent on not developing a bad attitude in the music industry. He’s even asked those around him to hold him accountable.
"I'd like to be a diva in the sense of having that kind of presence as a singer. But no. I worry all the time, actually, if I've been a bit strict about something, am I being a d***head?” he mused. “I tell my team all the time: Just tell me if I'm being a d***head."
The hitmaker’s view on pop stars isn’t exactly positive. He’s eager to make sure his behaviour is more dignified than that of some “unnamed” stars he’s met.
"I want to be a pop star, but I also don't want to be a pop star. I won't name names, but I will never act like some of the current pop stars have acted toward me," he told the publication, adding his goal is to be a musical “icon” someday.
Sam recently hinted he and his model boyfriend Jonathan Zeizel had broken up during a concert in Toronto. Perhaps shedding some light on why it went sour, he explained he has a tendency to go for “dangerous” men.
"I felt so much more comfortable wanting what I'm never going to get," he said in the interview, which probably took place before the break-up. "Like recently, I met two guys. One of them on paper is perfect and ticks all the boxes. The other is dangerous and – well, he ticks boxes actually, too. I want that excitement. I want something that's unobtainable."
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