If you haven't heard, Ed Sheeran and Miley Cyrus have been terrorizing award shows with their year-long blood feud (OK, really a couple things happened a year apart, but that counts) due to some particularly stupid remarks that Sheeran made after getting all liquored up at a fancy Grammy Awards soiree. The sheer amount of shade being thrown in the Miley Cyrus and Ed Sheeran feud is almost enough to make us forget, for just a moment, the whole Taylor Swift, Katy Perry drama. Almost. Naturally, it's hard to think of Sheeran in any kind of negative light since he's a perfect ginger prince who speaks directly to my soul, but the stuff he said about Cyrus was so no bueno. When questioned about Cyrus' twerking while he was boozin' at a Grammy after party last year he said:
It’s a stripper’s move. If I had a daughter of mine, I wouldn’t want her twerking. When I first heard "Wrecking Ball," I thought it was a brilliant song. But the video distracts too much from it.
I love you, Ed, but you don't insult the dance moves of one of the biggest pop stars in the world and expect to bounce off to your Hobbit hole like nothing happened. (Come on, he totally lives in a Hobbit hole.) The drama only got worse when Sheeran was on his way to accept the award for Best Male Video at the 2014 VMAs, and Cyrus appeared to lean over and call him an "asshole" as he walked by. Yikes.
No one from Cyrus' camp has confirmed or denied what she said (she's Miley Cyrus — she don't answer to NOBODY), but Sheeran definitely got the message that things between them weren't kosher. Although he originally thought she'd lashed out because he didn't give her a high-five as he walked by, memories his Grammy party rant recently came back to haunt him. When he was a guest on Howard Stern's show earlier this week, he explained the whole situation:
There was a thing that happened around a year ago involving Miley Cyrus…I was at an after-party at the Grammys, had a bit [to drink]… and there was a red carpet at this after-party. I just had a bit of a rant which I didn’t really mean. I woke up the next morning and got this anxiety thing. I said [something] along the lines of, "You’re voice is amazing, your songs are amazing, just stop twerking." I didn’t say it in the nicest way and I do genuinely love her music and think her voice is great. I don’t really know what to do. I’ll find a way to [apologise].
There ya go, Ed! Send Cyrus a nice fruit basket (or bedazzled bong) and patch things up, and maybe watch how much you've had to drink before you start insulting insanely popular musicians.