Kim Petras Talks Hiding Under Sam Smith’s Dress For ‘SNL’ Performance – Billboard

Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ performance of “Unholy” on Saturday Night Live was all over social media on January 22. While the couple’s display got people talking, Petras didn’t reveal what was hidden under Smith’s dress, that is, until his appearance on Monday (January 23) on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

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“It was a safe moment. I was there for a long time, so it was very well rehearsed. It was very hot, I was like sweating,” the German-born singer told Meyers. “And also Sam was moving a lot, so I don’t know if you know the Lil’ Kim dance. I had to put up with it because otherwise she’d get these crazy flights and everyone was like, ‘She had these crazy flights last time.’ She just had to dodge with Sam. But it’s worth it. Someone on TikTok predicted it, but other than that, it was a surprise.”

“There’s a TikTok that’s like, ‘Oh, I bet she’s under the dress, and then everyone is screaming and jumping,’” she explained to Meyers. “It’s good!”

Smith and Petras’ “Unholy” is nominated for Best Pop/Duo Performance at the Grammys, something she still struggles to fathom. Recalling her days performing in gay clubs and bars, Petras said: “I owe everything I have to the gay people of Bushwick. I used to perform at tables and bars, and now I’m nominated for a Grammy. It’s crazy because those were the places where I felt like I belonged and where pop music and fun music like this is celebrated at the Grammys, so it’s crazy that Sam and I did this club song and it got nominated for a Grammy. It’s a very gay song, so thanks, Grammys.”

The “If Jesus Was a Rockstar” singer also shared a story about meeting Madonna recently. “We talked and I was really drunk and I was like, ‘You’re my queen!’ It was the after party and she just showed up. I’m sure she thinks I’m crazy,” she recalled. “I was like, ‘You’re the role model for everyone and you need to know this. And this album means a lot to me and Confessions on the Dance Floor was the best album ever. I was freaking out, and then she said, ‘Do you want to take a picture?’ ”

Check out Petras’ interview with Seth Meyers in the video above.

Source: www.billboard.com