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Sam Smith 'Deeply Shocked' By Friend's Racist Encounter in London

Sam Smith
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Sam Smith attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. 

Sam Smith’s tweets are causing a stir on the Internet after the Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated British singer tweeted (Jan. 19) about a friend “getting verbally abused racially in London.”

“I never ever ever ever thought that would happen here. Absolutely speechless and hurt,” he wrote in a series of tweets. “I feel like I have to shine some sort of light on it. The police were so unhelpful in the situation and its deeply shocked me.”

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Smith expressed that he was shaken up from the whole experience. “Humans are HUMANS,” he adds. “I feel like I have to say something. I'm just so upset. So UPSET.”

He also noted the soundtrack as he tweeted. "I just got home and Nina Simone is on the radio - fitting." 

Reps for Smith did not immediately respond to Billboard's requests for additional comment.

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