Ed Sheeran Denies Dissing Selena Gomez’s BBMA Performance

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Ed Sheeran‘s got nothing but love for his fellow young musicians — in this case, Selena Gomez — and he’s going out of his way to prove it.

On Monday, the “Lego House” singer made the following statement: “I find it really weird when people congratulate artists for not miming over a backing track. Isn’t that how it’s meant to be?” This just so happened to be the day after Selena performed her new single, “Come and Get It,” at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.

Was the British crooner taking a jab at Selena? After some outlets suggested so, Ed took it upon himself to dispel the rumors. In response to Cambio’s tweet, “Besides Kid Rock, who’s dissing @selenagomez and other lip sync offenders?” Ed replies, “putting words in my mouth there cambio… no diss intended, just stating a point.” He adds, “selena is a friend and that’s not what i meant in any way.”

Although others might’ve shied away from drawing such attention, it was probably for the best as he is currently on tour with Selena’s best friend, Taylor Swift, through September.

Then again, Ed’s never held back on his true feelings about other celebrities. He came completely clean about his relationship — nothing romantic, people — with Taylor. And when he was questioned about potentially working with Justin Bieber, he openly announced, “I don’t think a collaboration would work with Justin. I think collaborations should be done with people that can actually click. Two male singers makes it very difficult for it to work.”

Open. Honest. You’ve got to love him. Have anything to say about the Brit’s latest claim? Leave your thoughts in the comments below, or on our Ed Sheeran message board!

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