Music execs were apparently worried Sam Smith would be caught in between the “worst hate sandwich in pop.’
The British singer stormed the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, walking away with four awards and cementing his status as one of the world’s biggest music stars.
Many of his A-list friends were on hand on show their support, including alleged feuding pop stars Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.
At an after show party it was Katy who was on hand to help Sam Smith celebrate his mammoth evening, with Taylor said to be noticeably absent.
‘Katy hugged and toasted Sam’s success with pals. They stayed together for about 45 minutes. Katy seemed delighted with his wins and kept hugging him,” a source divulged to New York Daily News’ Confidenti@l.
‘Taylor was expected at the bash but ducked away. Execs worried that Sam could get caught in the worst hate sandwich in pop.’
Katy’s on-off boyfriend John Mayer recently brought Taylor, who he also previously dated, up in an interview, saying the blonde star would be avoiding him at the Grammys.
This apparently added even more fuel to the spat, with Taylor reportedly feeling bullied.
However Sam isn’t letting his friends’ feud get him down, and is riding high on his worldwide success.
During his acceptance speech for his record of the year win, which he got for debut album In the Lonely Hour, Sam thanked the man that left him heartbroken – providing source material for the record.
“Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me four Grammys,” Sam said.
Earlier he’d spoken about how he’d struggled to make it in music.
“Before I made this record, I was doing everything to try to get my music heard… I tried to lose weight and I was making awful music. It was when I started to be myself that the music flowed,” he told the audience.