R&B singer Stephanie Mills, who played Dorothy in the original Broadway production of The Wiz, tore into Sam Smith after Adam Lambert posted a video to social media in which Smith was heard saying he doesn’t like Michael Jackson.
In the clip, which Lambert posted on Friday, Smith says, “I don’t like Michael Jackson, but this is a good song.”
Mills expressed her offense 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. 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 ass 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.”
Mills posted a second Instagram featuring a screenshot of a news story about Smith’s alleged use of the C-word to describe a black woman.
Wrote Mills: ‘Why would we embrace a man who refers to us as “BLACK C—S”? Yet he won the 2015 BET’s new artist award.’