Sheeran replied on Instagram: “I used to be someone you loved.”
Maybe Ed Sheeran It may be the pride and joy of England, but Lewis Capaldi is his Scottish counterpart. The musical pair pushed their playful feud to a new level this weekend when Capaldi drew a sea of crowd at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend festival in Scotland for Sheeran’s run. “Ed is not here today,” the singer told the mumbling audience. “Yeah, fuck him. Everyone says on the count of three, ‘Fuck you, Ed.’”
Sheeran turned to Instagram Reels to respond, saying, “I thought we were friends, Louis. I thought we were friends with you —” The end of his sentence sounded like calling Capaldi a “fucking c-nt,” but it was a whistle too harsh to tell for sure. Needless to say, it was a little sad. Sheeran commented on the video, mocking the title of one of Capaldi’s biggest hits: “I kind of used to be someone you liked.” Sheeran has quite a few, but who’s counting?
But really, the one thing Sheeran has actually done to get over Capaldi’s bad side isn’t actually his fault. In 2022, Capaldi shared a story about Elvis Duran and The Morning Show About a house, Sheeran suggests he leave to buy, only to discover after he closes the deal that the pungent smell of cigarettes and feet hasn’t gone away as he had expected. “If it makes him feel better, I’ll buy the house from him,” Sheeran offered, but Capaldi likes to take the part as often as he can.
“Let’s put it this way, if this album doesn’t feel right, I’ve got a real problem on my hands,” Capaldi said on this year’s follow-up. “I saw Ed on your show saying he was going to buy it from me, right. I’ve been stalking that guy over email – nothing. I haven’t seen him since… Ed still burdens me with my life to an incredible degree.”