Sam Smith Shades Michael Jackson While Boating with Adam Lambert — and Twitter Isn't Having It

Sam Smith Casually Shades Michael Jackson, Twitter Reacts

Sam Smith croons “I’m Not the Only One,” but it seems like he is the only one who isn’t a fan of Michael Jackson.

Fellow singer Adam Lambert — who relaxed on a boat with Smith, 26, and their pals — captured a video of the “Too Good at Goodbyes” singer discussing the late King of Pop.

As Jackson’s “Human Nature” played in the background, Smith remarked, “I don’t like Michael Jackson, but this is a good song.”

The American Idol album, 36, quickly deleted the video (since captured by the Twitter account Music News Facts) from his Instagram account, but the damage was done.

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Another Instagram video from the trip showed Lambert, Smith, and friends singing along to Beyoncé. Lambert captioned it, “Boat Trip back from Catalina.”

Boat Trip back from Catalina ! @samsmithworld @jskystyle and crew!

A post shared by ADAMLAMBERT (@adamlambert) on Aug 9, 2018 at 10:58pm PDT

Twitter was not pleased with Smith’s declaration — even though he expressed a soft spot for “Human Nature.”

One Twitter user considered Smith’s well-documentedlove of Fifth Harmony in light of his statement about Jackson.

Singer and actress Stephanie Mills — who said that she and Jackson dated, according to BETweighed in on Instagram. “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,” Mills wrote.

She continued, “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 a— 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.”

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Other Twitter users were not fazed by the news.

Neither the crooner nor Lambert has yet to comment on the video online, though Smith did post about enjoying his time on the West Coast.

“Had the most beautiful few weeks with family and friends in California. Basically been listening to music non stop & laughing and eating 🥑 ,” he wrote. “Second leg of tour starts on Tuesday in Saint Paul. Can’t wait to see you all xxxx”