Sam Smith has nothing but praise for Rihanna. In a new interview with French TV program Le Grand Journal, the "Lay Me Down" singer emphatically tells host Antoine de Caunes that he "loves" the "B*tch Better Have My Money" songstress. "I actually love her. She nearly turned me straight the night I met her," Smith jokes. NME points out that the adoration is a mutual, bringing up a recent interview The Sun conducted with RiRi where the singer gave the following statement regarding Sam Smith:
"He is so talented. It would be amazing to work with him...He is such a beautiful songwriter, but more important than that, he is an absolutely beautiful person, and that comes across in his songs."
Considering there will be plenty of time before Sam Smith releases a follow-up to last year's In The Lonely Hour, there's a lot of room for the pair to get into the studio together. You can watch the full, untranslated exchange between Sam Smith and Antoine de Caunes below.