Whether you're a fan of his music or not, it seems that few people have a bad word to say about Ed Sheeran as a person.
The global superstar is, by all accounts, a down-to-earth sort and therefore the least likely musician to become embroiled in a feud.
However, rapper Wiley - who is known as the 'Godfather of Grime' - recently took a potshot at Sheeran, calling him and Drake ‘the 2 worse [sic] culture vultures on this planet’ and 'pagans'. His beef apparently stems from the fact that Sheeran's new song with Stormzy, 'Take Me Back to London', was 'using his sound'.
Yesterday, Sheeran posted a lengthy riposte to Wiley's claims on Instagram Stories.
"Dear Wiley, Just wanna clear a few things up,. I never said no to doing a song for you after we made ‘You’ for no.5. You wanted to release ‘if I could’ the same week as my debut single on a major label and I merely asked if you could move to a week before or a week after, which you did, the song came out, and I’m still very proud of it.
"I’ve said yes to 90% of the features I’ve been personally asked for, unless I’ve been on a break or I haven’t known the artist personally. The only time I can think of that I didn’t let my name get featured on a song that I was on, was on Chip’s league of my own part 2, he asked me to sing backing vocals, which did, and I didn’t feel comfortable being a featured artist when I hadn’t written or performed properly on the song."
He added: "You need me I don’t need you I wrote when I was 15, and definitely isn’t about anything other than teenage angst. ‘You know I have a deep love and respect for the scene, and for you. I look forward to godfather 2, excited to hear it. This is the last [I’ll] say on this."
However, by the looks of it, Wiley is not accepting the olive branch...