Adam Lambert has spoken about Sam Smith’s success as a gay popstar.
Speaking to Attitude magazine, Adam said: “Sam Smith, hats off, he has had an amazing year, he’s a lovely guy. I’ve met him a few times. I’m so happy for him, and I’m so happy his sexuality wasn’t a big thorn in his side.
“It was just: ‘This is who I am, I’m cool with it and so you should be too’. And his songs are timeless and beautiful, and everybody relates to them. He’s doing it right, for sure.”
Adam also spoke of his relation with other gay popstars in the issue of the magazine.
“I think with me and Sam, there’s definitely an understanding there, like: ‘Hey gurl, how you doing?’ [laughs] But you know, there’s only a few of us actually, on a mainstream level. I think we’re building a little clique, I hope, but I haven’t met that many.
“I mean, Elton John is amazing, what a sweetheart, and Boy George is also incredible. I’ve sat down and had lunch with him before, he’s so smart and has been though a lot, and now he’s in a really good, healthy space, and loves music and is DJing and is still really connected to pop culture. He was really interesting to talk to.”