Sam Smith may have recently two-stepped his way to his latest top 20 single, ‘Dancing With a Stranger,’ thanks to help from burgeoning Urban Pop star Normani, but now the Brit-born singer/songwriter says he’s done dancing around the topic of his gender identity.
Taking to the new Instagram interview series, ‘I Weigh’ (led by ‘The Good Place’ actress Jameela Jamil), the Grammy winner revealed that he does not identify with any one gender – a trait common among people who consider themselves “genderqueer and non-binary.”
“When I saw the nonbinary, genderqueer, and I read into it and I heard these people speaking, I was like, ‘F—, that is me,’” he said. “I’ve always had a bit of a wall between my mind and my body.” – Sam Smith
And, despite wishing to continue being referred to by the pronouns “he” and “him,” the 26-year-old has considered a sex change:
“I do think like a woman sometimes in my head. I even sit there and question, ‘Do I want a sex change?’ And it’s something I still think about.”
Nearly five years after coming out of the closet, Smith is heating up new discussion around his sexuality and identity with his latest revelation. Hear it from his lips inside:
Fans of the hitmaker know this isn’t the first time he’s alluded to identifying as nonbinary. Back in 2017 he took to The Sunday Times to say:
“I feel just as much woman as I am man.”