Ed Sheeran has actually denied Wiley’s claims that he refused to include on one of the rap artist’s tunes.
The British grime pioneer called Ed out on Twitter last week, insulting him as a “pagan” after the super star reached the top of the U.K. charts with his Take Me Back to London remix, including verses from Stormzy, Aitch, and Jaykae.
Wiley, real name Richard Kylea Cowie, Jr., broadened his point throughout an interview with BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Dotty, labelling the vocalist “phony as hell” and a “culture vulture”. The rapper/producer had actually previously dealt with Ed on his No. 5 Collaborations EP back in 2011, before the Forming of You singer struck the huge time, but claimed Ed had declined to return the favour when he asked him to appear on a new tune for his own new album.
However, Ed hit back at Wiley’s claims in a note posted on his Instagram Stories on Monday, telling the star, “Simply wan na clear a few things up”.
” I never said no to doing a tune for you after we made You for no. 5,” Ed discussed. “You wished to release If I might the same week as my launching single on a major label and I merely asked if you could move to a week prior to or a week after, which you did, the song came out, and I’m still very happy with it.
” I’ve said yes to 90 per cent of the features I’ve been personally asked for, unless I’ve been on a break or I have not understood the artist personally.”
Insisting he has a “deep regard” for both Wiley and the grime scene as a whole, Sheeran concluded: “I anticipate (album) godfather 3, excited to hear it … This is the last (I’ll) say on this.”