Someone had mentioned to me that Gaga knew of my stuff. I was just completely overwhelmed by that. I wrote her an email basically just saying, ‘I remember being a 17-year-old, queuing up for your concert, dreaming up doing this, and being in the music industry.’

And the thing I admire most about Lady Gaga was the hustle and what she did to get into the industry. And I just ran with it saying, ‘Thank you so much for inspiring me to do this because the reason why I’m here now is partly because of you.’ And she seemed touched.

Sam Smith about Gaga (via killbillsiren)