Sam Smith vetoes Russia gigs in protest over country's stance on gay rights

Superstar Sam Smith is set to add Sunday night’s Grammys to his global conquests – but there is one place the singer will never venture and that’s Russia. Despite a huge fan base in the country, the singer has said he detests ­president Vladimir Putin’s stance on ­homosexuality.

"I don't hate Russia, but I just will never go to Russia," he said. "What they do to gay people there is just disgusting and it makes me very angry."  Read More