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In a candid, far-reaching GQ Magazine interview, Grammy nominee Sam Smith reveals his desires to be a pop star — but not, you know, be a pop star. If that makes any sense. "I don't want to lose my mind or my humor. I want to be a pop star, but I also don't want to be a pop star," he says. "I will never act like some of the current pop stars have acted toward me. We can be friends, you know? We can. It's not a competition. There's space for all of us." Frustratingly, he does not name names, but who wants to make guesses as to which divas he's talking about?

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One pop star is willing to name, though? Taylor Swift. But that's just because he has only frustratingly nice things to say about her."Taylor Swift is amazing. She's a role model," he offers. "I really respect her. And she manages to sell a lot of records and make a lot of people happy financially, but also to keep that soulfulness, that honesty." Come on, Smith! Make with the cattiness!

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