Sam Smith Talks Getting Booted From Dating App, Explains Why Nobody Should Ever Cover 'WAP'

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Sam Smith on 'Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen'

Sam Smith dialed into Watch What Happens Live @ Home on Thursday night (Oct. 15) to talk about getting booted from a dating app during the corona lockdown, reveal their favorite collaboration, and explain why nobody should ever cover Cardi B's "WAP."

It was a lot, but totally worth it. Smith, whose album Love Goes is due Oct. 30, appeared on the show with actress Joey King and gamely answered questions.

That ranged from what Smith does with all the fabulous clothes from photo shoots and videos, to a "Clubhouse Quickie" round of what songs remind them of their best moments ever.

That would be Donna Summer's towering 1977 disco anthem "I Feel Love," as well as their favorite superstar collab.

"Singing 'Stay With Me' with Mary [J. Blige] was a dream come true," Smith said of the In The Lonely Hour smash, which they performed a number of times in 2014 on talks shows, and at the Apollo Theater in New York with the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul.

In a round of "Run For Cover," King and Smith mostly agreed on Andy Cohen's wacky ideas for unusual covers: yes to Hall & Oates trying Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's "Rain on Me," a no for Smith on Billie Eilish covering Meg Thee Stallion's "Savage," a hard yes on Mariah Carey covering Eminem's "Lose Yourself" and a hard, hard no on Donny & Marie Osmond covering Cardi and Meg's "WAP."

To be honest, Smith had no idea who the Osmonds are, but said emphatically, "No one should cover 'WAP.' Ever." Smith also played a round of "1,2 Agree or Disagree," with both giving a thumbs-down to Mandy Moore being just as big a pop princess as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, but splitting (King was a yes, Smith a no) on whether Keeping Up With the Kardashians should have ended sooner.

During a round of audience questions, a fan asked Smith to confirm or deny whether they are single and to reveal how they've been dating during quarantine. "I'm still single, I'm on the frontline with all the single people," said Smith. "It's been difficult. It's been difficult. I've gone on all the apps and stuff... that's all I've got." Cohen reminded Smith that early in the COVID-19 lockdown he suggested the singer get on Tinder, with Sam revealing that they'd actually opted for the more relationship-focused app Hinge.

"They chucked me off of it after one night cuz they thought I was a catfish pretending to be me," Smith laughed.

Watch the clips below.

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