London: Singer-songwriter Sam Smith has called some of the modern age pop stars "awful."
In the new issue of V magazine, the 22-year-old bonds with music icon Chaka Khan where he took a dig at some of the new pop stars, reports eonline.com.
"Even when you meet them-I won`t name names-but some of these pop stars are just awful," Smith told Khan in an interview with the magazine.
"And they have not even had half the success that you`ve had and yet you`re so humble and kind," he added.
Khan replied: "Well, it`s people skills. Talking to a screen all day long takes the human experience out. Luckily I grew up in a time when we only had a telephone at home."
Meanwhile, the two also vowed to work together sometime in the future.
"We are definitely going to write a song together," Khan told Smith.
"Hundred percent, I`m in, I was actually thinking me, you, and Mary (J. Blige) would do something," Smith replied.
"That`d be hot. She`s (Blige) a good writer," Khan said.