Sam Smith has said that he thinks a lot of pop stars are "awful," but he definitely wasn't talking about Taylor Swift. The "Stay With Me" singer thinks Taylor is a role model for other artists.

"Taylor Swift is amazing…She's a role model," he told GQ. "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."

The singer has said that he's had a hard time developing friendships with other artists because they all seem to think everything's a competition.

"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," he said.

We love that Sam and Taylor have managed to develop such an amazing friendship! Especially since it's apparently a bit difficult to make genuine friends in Hollywood.

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