Stephanie Mills blasts Sam Smith for saying he doesn't like Michael Jackson
Stephanie Mills was furious over Sam Smith's statement saying that he "doesn't like Michael Jackson" which was caught on video while he was out with a few friends.
The "Stay With Me" singer received quite a bashing over the past few days due to his friend Adam Lambert accidentally recording the Grammy Award winner saying that he doesn't like the King of Pop Michael Jackson's music.
While the two of them were seen soaking up the sun while lounging on a boat, Lambert accidentally filmed Smith saying "I don't like Michael Jackson, but this is a good song". The clip ended soon after with a few of their friends responding with "wow".
It's not every day that you hear someone, especially a fellow artist, admit that they do not enjoy Michael Jackson's music. That's why when the video went viral on the internet, it didn't take long for people to express their outrage over the opinion.
Sam Smith is over. What self respecting musician says they don’t like Michael Jackson? Honey..— Miss Chanandler Bong (@Guido_Conz) August 10, 2018
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
Smith himself has not responded to the mixed reactions posted online about his comment, which might be a smart move as adding fuel to the fire might just blow this issue out of proportion.
However, one particular person was extremely angry at Sam, even calling him out for it outright. That person was Stephanie Mills, and she was just not having it.
"Don’t come for MICHAEL JACKSON when you wish you have sold as many records and you wish you were the King of Pop like he was. I’m so tired of you people studying our music, and studying our artist and claiming that you don’t like our music. Go sit your 1 HIT WONDER [expletive] down and learn how to finish a tour. When you can sell as many records as the King of Pop, Michael Jackson then maybe you can say something. So I say to you Mr. Smith have several seats and come for me if you want to."
It seems that Stephanie's comment was something built up, especially after she found out that this is not the first time Sam has made a racist remark. In another post, he made sure to bring up the time Smith referred to a black woman as a "Black [Expletive]", and wondering why he ever won the 2015 BET Awards "New Artist Award".
"Why would we embrace a man who refers to us as “BLACK [EXPLETIVE]”? Yet he won the 2015 BET’s new artist award @samsmithworld"