Ed Sheeran is ashamed of slamming Miley Cyrus at the Grammy Awards. The 23-year-old British star regrets comparing the US singer’s dance moves to those of a “stripper” at the annual music event. Looking back, he wishes he’d handled things differently. “I was a bit of a ****,” Ed confessed to British newspaper The Sun. “I do feel bad about it as I’d be f**king livid if someone said that about me.”
'I wanted her to sing the songs so people could see what an amazing artist she is'
The star tried to explain his behaviour, insisting the intention was positive. He blames his choice of phrasing for causing a feud between the pair.
“My general point was I wanted her to sing the songs so people could see what an amazing artist she is,” he insisted. “I just worded it wrong.”
Ed has since admitted that he had a few drinks at January’s Grammy’s before hitting the red carpet and talking freely. He took aim at Miley’s raunchy dance moves in one of her music videos.
“It’s a stripper’s move. If I had a daughter of mine, I wouldn’t want her twerking,” he complained at the time. “When I first heard Wrecking Ball, I thought it was a brilliant song. But the video distracts too much from it.”
In his new interview, Ed also claimed it’s perfectly OK that his friend Taylor Swift sings emotional songs about her ex-boyfriend, One Direction star Harry Styles. He noted that she’s the only person who seems to be called out for her message-driven tracks.
“She’s right, man,” he said, taking Taylor’s side over that of Olly Murs. Earlier this week, the British songwriter and television presenter slammed the songstress for writing about Harry too much. He has since apologised.
“She gets a tougher rap than other people,” Ed went on. “No one talks about Bruno Mars or my lyrics like that.”
The hitmaker also made a point of expressing his sentiments on the pairing of his friend Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol and actress Courteney Cox. He dismissed claims that he was responsible for them meeting, but applauded the match.
“I class Johnny as one of my best friends. I’m so happy he’s met someone as amazing as Courteney,” Ed gushed.
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