Ed Sheeran is sticking up for his BFF! After Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj’s Twitter tiff over the VMAs, the ‘Thinking Out Loud’ singer defended Taylor in an all-new interview!
Ed Sheeran’s got Taylor Swift’s back! The 24-year-old British crooner proved he is definitely on Team Taylor in the midst of Taylor and Nicki Minaj’s Twitter debate — which Katy Perry, 30, recently chimed in on — over the VMAs. He said that Taylor has done “nothing wrong” and defended her many nominations.
“I think everyone knows that Taylor has done nothing wrong in that situation,” Ed told The Daily Telegraph. “She didn’t nominate herself for the awards. It’s not her fault, she just made some good videos and people think they’re good. And I think the Minaj point is a bit redundant, her point is that you have to be skinny and white to get a video of the year nomination but Beyonce’s 7/11 is in there and that is celebrating the female figure in every form.” Click to hear more details about the Taylor and Nicki feud.
Ed sticking up for Taylor is not exactly a surprise. He is one of the “Blank Space” singer’s closest friends. While defending his own comments to BuzzFeed UK, Ed added: “I was making a point about body image and not race, whilst sticking up for a mate, I definitely said it wrong though, apologies.”
The “Don’t” singer joins a long list of celebrities who’ve gotten involved in the feud, which started after Nicki put the VMAs on blast, and Taylor was disappointed that Nicki was “pitting women against each other.” Taylor’s longtime frenemy, Katy Perry, 30, chimed in on July 22. She tweeted: “Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as one unmeasurably capitalizes on the take down of a woman…”
Kim Kardashian, 34, NeNe Leakes, 47, Aaron Paul, 35, and Piers Morgan, 50, have all put their two cents in on the Taylor-Nicki Twitter rift. Ed and Bruno Mars, 29, hilariously mocked Taylor and Nicki’s feud by faking a fight on Twitter.
Nicki Minaj Insists Twitter Rant Had ‘Nothing To Do’ With Taylor Swift
Nicki’s primary reason for speaking out about the VMAs on Twitter was to voice her displeasure over artists who were snubbed. Nicki wrote an emotional Instagram post on July 22 and denied her rant was directed at Taylor.
She said her words had “nothing to do with any of the women, but everything to do with a system that doesn’t credit black women for their contributions to pop culture as freely/quickly as they reward others.”
HollywoodLifers, are you glad Ed stuck up for Taylor? Whose side are you on in the Twitter feud? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson