The MTV Europe Music Awards took place on Sunday and included a number of incredible performances.

One of those came from Sam Smith who performed their song “Diamonds” from an empty theatre while strikes of white lightning flashed across a red screen.

RELATED: Sam Smith On New Album ‘Love Goes’, Tackling Their Body Image Issues: ‘It Just Really Set Me Free’

Not only was Smith’s act pitch perfect, their message for fans afterwards hit home for many viewers.

“Don’t f**k with queer kids,” the backdrop read as Smith finished.

Other artists to virtually perform included Alicia Keys, Little Mix and Karol G.

RELATED: Sam Smith Releases ‘Love Goes’ And ‘Kids Again’ Music Video, Says New Album Is A ‘Heartbreak Album’

Smith and Demi Lovato were nominated for best collaboration for their song “I’m Ready”, unfortunately, they lost to “Tusa” by Karol G. and Nicki Minaj.