Sam Smith Can't Wait to Receive His BET Award for Best New Artist

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19:  Sam Smith attends The BRIT Awards 2014 at 02 Arena on February 19, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Sam Smith Can't Wait to Receive His BET Award for Best New Artist

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Published June 29, 2015

Last night, we wrapped up another electrifying BET Awards out in Los Angeles. Some of your favorite celebrities were out and about enjoying our four-day long BET Experience. On top of that, there were many memorable moments we hoped to relive again.

One of those was when English singer/songwriter Sam Smith won an award for Best New Artist. Although he couldn’t make it to accept the award, host Anthony Anderson did so on his behalf. The funny man also slid some hilarious jokes in “Smith’s” acceptance speech. “Sam Smith could not be here tonight because he's white, and he didn't think he would win at the BET Awards and he didn't think he could win, but we showed him that we love him too."

As to poke fun at his hit song “Stay With Me,” Anderson sang a hilarious rendition of it. "This is going to stay with me because you didn't show up for BET. Although this trophy is yours it's going to stay with me."

Smith was beyond excited to hear that he won an award and tweeted his gratitude to the BET Awards. Someone please get Anderson giving Smith his award on camera stat!

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(Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Written by Eric Diep


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