Ed Sheeran Blasts Critics: “I Don’t Care If I’m Not Credible”
Ed Sheeran has the midas touch when it comes to selling records, but he still hasn’t won over the critics. Not that he’s bothered. “I don’t really care,” the pop star told Radio X. “I had Van Morrison take me for breakfast and tell me he loved me and I’ve had Eric Clapton come to my house for dinner — I’ve gone to his house for dinner and he tells me that he likes my music.” In fact, the opinion of his heroes is all that matters to him. “Those are the two people that got me started in music and they like me.”
“Why the hell would I care about someone I’ve never met who I don’t know their opinion and I don’t know them as people. But I do know that my heroes like my music, so I don’t care If I’m credible or not, because in their world I am and that makes me credible in my world.” Fair enough. And the success of Ed’s new singles is sure to soften the blow of any criticism. “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill” are sitting at number one and two on iTunes, respectively. They also set a new 24-hour streaming record. Take a listen below.