LOOK: ED SHEERAN Receives Backlash Over Copycat Comments!
Sometimes being too honest can get you in trouble.
Ed Sheeran bared his all when he graced the cover of British GQ magazine, where he talked about his similarities with bestfriend Taylor Swift and how he feels about some artists "copying" his sound and style.
“There are a lot of singer-songwriters around now. I’m not the first but there are more than before. I’m very happy for everyone to be in the same race as me, even if they copy every single thing I’ve done. In a 100m sprint to get a No. 1 album I just know I’m going to win. I don’t care who’s doing what. I just know I’m going to win. I’m going to make sure I come first,” he said in the interview.
These statements passed off as "arrogant" and "ironic" to a lot of netizens, leading them to trend #EdSheeranIsOverParty. Some of them pointed out that one of his newest singles Shape Of You carries a resemblance to Sia's Cheap Thrills and that this is not the first time that he's accused of plagiarism, being sued twice for it.
Confidence is amazing, but there is this thin line between being confident and being arrogant, and Ed crossed it. #EdSheeranIsOverParty— Joanne (@MonsterFandom) January 28, 2017
"They copy everything I do"— #KP4IsComing (@Boy_KatyCatt) January 28, 2017
Then explain why did you copy Cheap Thrills and The Greatest by Sia to create Shape of You #EdSheeranIsOverParty
Ed Sheeran: "Other artists copy me."— Music News & Facts (@Musicnews_feed) January 29, 2017
Stan world and Sia: pic.twitter.com/t8IeRWl0Hs
#EdSheeranIsOverParty i Never Knew Ed was Arrogant— sia katy kesha minaj (@Oussamafurler) January 28, 2017
Remember Honey Sia has Impact on you Since you Copied her that Makes you a copycat ;)
But some of his fans also came to his defense, saying that he's just a "confident man" who has set goals for himself.
1. I hated this tag before i saw it 2. What's wrong with having goals? He just wants to be the best at what he does. #EdSheeranIsOverParty— ej (@lijahtoland) January 28, 2017
Just my opinion but Ed could sing the ingredients list on a bag of potato chips & still be better than most artists #EdSheeranIsOverParty— Bri (@RandomFandumbs) January 28, 2017
#EdSheeranIsOverParty are y'all actually triggered because he said he wanted to be the best male singer in the industry? I'm so done— please (@StandByYou777) January 28, 2017
Ed is the least problematic person ever so this hashtag is the most irrelevant thing i have ever seen #EdSheeranIsOverParty— N. (@ItsJustNorah) January 28, 2017
The 25-year-old crooner took to Twitter to clarify his comments after the backlash:
Some stuff I've said is being taken out of context, you should never hide your goals or ambitions, be proud of what you do— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) January 28, 2017
What can you say about Ed Sheeran's "copycat" statements? Tell us in the comments!