Hours before Sam Smith won literally every award at the Grammys (and by "every," I mean "four"), he took a moment to chat with MTV News about the "Lay Me Down" video, his second album and how he plans to use his platform as one of the most visible, publicly out gay men in music.
"A lot of people have said before that I don't want to be a spokesperson for the gay community, and that's very false. Hopefully, I showed that when I put out [the 'Lay Me Down' video]," Sam told MTV red carpet correspondents Christina Garibaldi and Todrick Hall at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 8).
In case you're not familiar with the status of marriage equality in the U.K., same-sex marriage is legal in England, Wales and Scotland but not in Northern Ireland. However, even in those regions where same-sex marriage is legal, members of the clergy are not required by law to perform those ceremonies, so a traditional church wedding -- like the one featured in Sam's "Lay Me Down" video -- is not guaranteed for every couple that wishes to have one.
"That video is my future, you know? That's what I want to do. I want to get married, and -- well, I don't want my husband to die," he joked. "I want to get married, and it was important for me to make a statement."