Sam Smith has revealed that Lady Gaga helped them come to terms with their non-binary gender identity.
Smith, 28, says Gaga gave them ‘permission to be proud of their queerness!’
Smith, who has long identified as gay, also came out as non-binary last year and started using they/them pronouns.
Now speaking in a video with Vogue, the singer says:
‘Gaga is probably the reason why I actually came to terms with my gender. I was 15 when The Fame came out and I was obsessed with Lady Gaga.’
Moreover Smith reveals Gaga’s music helped them tell their school bodies to ‘stay away’. The Born This Way singer’s music taught a teenage Smith they could be ‘confident and powerful’ in their own body.
‘I want to be mummy’
Smith also revealed to Vogue that they had a hair transplant:
They said: ‘I have had hair transplant surgery. How stunning is it? It’s nice to have hair, but also if I was bald I would still own it, too. Because bald is beautiful.’
Moreover, coming out as non-binary encouraged them to embrace make-up they said:
‘Last year, when I changed my pronouns and really spoke out about my gender expression and my gender fluidity, I started falling in love with makeup all over again.’
Meanwhile the songwriter – famous for Money On My Mind and Bond theme Writing’s on the Wall – has also talked about their love life.
They told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe they wanted to find love and start a family by the age of 35:
‘I want kids. I want all of it. I want to have kids. I want to be with the kids and I want to watch them grow and be with them every day. I want to be mummy.
‘I’m going to work my ass off until then [and] hopefully find a boyfriend — but they’re absolutely nowhere to be found anywhere in London.’
Smith has previously said they want to date an older man.
However becoming a parent won’t mean giving up on a music career:
‘I’m definitely going to do that at some point, but I’ve still got more in me. I’ve still got ambition. I try and settle it down all the time and play it down, but I’m ambitious and I would still want to sing to people and do this job. It’s an amazing feeling.’