British musician Ed Sheeran has become one of the biggest names on the music scene and has seen his talent catapult him into global superstardom, making him a household name all over the world. However, when you become such a big name on such a large-scale, more and more people begin to creep out of the woodwork and try to sell some sort of story on you, or try to bring you down.
That has certainly seemed to be the case for Ed Sheeran over the course of his success, especially with the recent negative press he received. A video recently appeared online which showed Ed Sheeran in a rap battle with the British hip hop star Devlin. During the video, Ed uses such words as "gay" as an insult to his competitor, which has led to people slamming the star for being homophobic.
The clip has been said to have come from way back in 2011 but it has not stopped people from kicking up a very big fuss. Now, a representative for Ed Sheeran has come out to defend the singer, insisting that he is not homophobic in the slightest. The rep told the Daily Mirror, "Ed was sending up rappers who make homophobic remarks. He is clearly not homophobic."
There is no denying that Ed Sheeran is a hugely talented musician and, every time we have heard the young man speak, he always seems very down to Earth and humble. We would be surprised if Ed meant any offence by the video and have no doubt that he would be the first to apologise if he did.