Sam Smith shows off their new moustache while posing with Tinie Tempah at Prada bash

Sam Smith was seen posing up a storm with hitmaker Tinie Tempah at the Prada Extends event in London on Thursday. 

The hitmaker, 29, sported a moustache at the fashion event while wearing a chic black trench coat, after the BRIT Awards faced backlash for listening to calls to cancel gendered awards.

Sam, who identifies as non-binary, had openly spoken out in favour of such a decision, with the awards revealing they’d be axing Male and Female categories so the prizes could be focused on the music itself.   

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Fashionable friends: Sam Smith, 29, was seen posing up a storm with hitmaker Tinie Tempah, 33, at the Prada Extends event in London on Thursday

Sam held a glittering bag by the Italian designer in their hand at the event, while wearing chunky black boots as they posed with Tinie at the event.

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Tinie, meanwhile, donned a black and white floral padded jacket which he wore with a black hoodie and matching trousers.

Prada Extends in the capital is just one of many events being held around the globe which has a focus on local artists.  

Looking good! The singer showed off their fetching new moustache at the event, after the BRIT Awards listened to their calls by axing their gendered awards categories

Stylish: Sam held a glittering bag by the Italian designer in their hand, while wearing chunky black boots

The awards ceremony change was originally  slapped down by event planners at the time because it risked ‘being counterproductive to diversity and equality’. 

Now, the Brit Awards will see contenders battle for artist of the year instead of male solo artist and female solo artist. 

Bosses claimed the move was in a bid ‘to be as inclusive and as relevant as possible’ and allowed people to enter who do not identify as a man or woman.

Trendy: Tinie donned a black and white floral padded jacket which he wore with a black hoodie and matching trousers

Sam had said of the change: ‘Music for me has always been about unification not division. I look forward to a time where awards shows can be reflective of the society we live in.’   

But fans blasted the news as ‘woke drivel’, with many calling for a boycott of next year’s show. 

The 2022 ceremony will now feature four new awards, which will all be decided by public vote – alternative/rock act; hip hop/grime/rap act; dance act and pop/R’n’B act.

Meanwhile the song of the year prize will recognise the featured artists, rather than just the lead artists or named collaborators.

Controversy: Sam was focal in calls for the BRITs to axe male and female categories, but the decision has sparked backlash with some fans calling it ‘woke drivel’  (pictured at 2019 event)