Anthony Anderson accepts Sam Smith's BET award, says artist didn't attend 'because he's white'

June 29, 2015 12:35 PM

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LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- Sam Smith won Best New Artist at the BET awards on Sunday, but was not on hand to accept the win, so Anthony Anderson did so on his behalf.

Anderson, who was co-hosting the award show, donned a wig and a sleek blue suit to resemble the British singer, telling the audience: "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 w...

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