Kim Petras praises Sam Smith's "gifted" friendship

This week, the transgender pop icon released her debut album, Feed The Beast, and revealed how much she benefited from her collaboration with Sam Smith.

With "Unholy" last year, Petras and Smith became the first trans and non-binary musicians to top the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. 

The single was also a great success in the United Kingdom, spending four weeks at the top of the charts.

Petras also made history at this year's Grammy Awards by becoming the first transgender person to earn a Grammy in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category.

Petras accepted the award and acknowledged the "incredible transgender legends" who helped her become one of the most innovative artists in contemporary pop music.

Petras told Metro that she and Sam Smith, who uses they/them pronouns, went on a "incredible journey" together. Smith uses they/them pronouns.

Following the colossal triumph of "Unholy," the duo performed the song at the Grammy and Brit awards earlier this year, to the ire of conservatives and religious extremists.

Smith was dressed as the devil and oiled while dancing on a vehicle frame during their performances, which were, to say the least, a bit steamy.

Kim Petras explains that Smith taught her to ignore the haters after the celebrity was extensively criticized for using they/them pronouns and embracing body positivity.

Petras also revealed that she and Smith "text all the time" and that she would be open to reuniting with the "Vulgar" star in the future.

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