Sam Smith Says His Breakup With Brandon Flynn Is “Still Quite Raw”

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The singer and the ’13 Reasons Why’ star ended things this summer

Sam Smith just opened up about his relationship with ex, Brandon Flynn.

In a new interview with The Times U.K., Smith confessed that he is still in the process of "trying to figure out what I took from that relationship and what it meant to me." He did take a moment to state that the 13 Reasons Why star is a "wonderful" person, though the breakup is "still quite raw" for Smith. 

Smith and Flynn first sparked dating rumors last October before making things Instagram official in December. The two dated for around eight months before breaking up in June, according to PeopleAnd though Smith deleted all the photos of Flynn from his Instagram at the time of their split, he told The Times that they parted ways amicably and that all of his "relationships have ended in a nice way, never nasty.”

Aside from that, it appears that Smith would prefer to keep the other details of his relationship quiet. However, he did acknowledge the importance of their relationship in terms of gay visibility, as it's something "you don't see it loads." 

For now, Smith says he is content with being single, especially given that being in the public eye and his busy work schedule makes dating somewhat difficult.

“Right now, the thought of getting into a relationship is too much,” he said. “I just want to marry my job, work really hard and hopefully, when I’m not looking for [love], it will come.”

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.



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"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.