Ed Sheeran Says This Rapper Turned Down A Collaboration On ‘Shape Of You’

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Ed Sheeran asked Jay-Z to record a verse on his massive 2017 hit, “Shape of You” and he turned it down. He said, he didn’t think the  song needed a rap verse. Sheeran told Rolling Stone, “He was probably right. He’s got a very, very good ear. It was a very natural, respectful pass.”

Shape of You” went on to win a Grammy for best pop solo performance and spent 12 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

SOURCE: Rolling Stone