Ed Sheeran has weighed in on the reality of award shows.
After his appearance at the MTV VMAs in 2021, the ‘Bad Habits’ singer, 30, got reality about what is really going down at price shows in the United States.
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“The space is filled with resentment and hatred towards everyone else, and it’s a quite unpleasant atmosphere,” he revealed during an interview with Audacy’s Julia Show.
“All the artists are sweet people, but they’re like surrounded by entourages who also want them to win, so it’s one artist surrounded by 10 people and another artist surrounded by 10 people, and they all give each other a side in a way. – eye.
“It has nothing to do with MTV or the awards show, it’s the other awards shows at all [too]; Billboards, GRAMMYs … AMAs … There are just a lot of people who want others to fail and I do not like that. “
Sheeran, who performed his new single ‘Shivers’ at this year’s VMAs on Sunday, then compared the awards to those in the UK and said he thinks they feel less competitive.
“In England, our awards shows are like, everyone gets drunk and no one really cares about who wins or loses, it’s just a good night,” he explained.
The hitmaker ‘Lego House’ said he is not the only one who feels this way.
“People get the same feeling as me at these awards shows,” he added. “I’ve talked to people and they say, ‘I felt really depressed afterwards.’ The atmosphere is just not nice … It’s a really, really terrible atmosphere to be in there. I always go away and feel sorry and I do not like it. “
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When asked if the after-parties were better, he said “no”.
“The after-parties again … It’s not just musicians,” he explained. “They are musicians, all their entourage, so you have influencers and blah blah blah.”
Sheeran played ‘Shivers’ and ‘Bad Habits’ at the MTV Video Music Awards 2021 at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York and was nominated for four VMAs: Video of the Year, Best Art Direction, Best Choreography and Summer Song.
His performance marked his first VMA performance since 2017, when he performed a medley of his smash hit ‘Shape of You’ with Lil Uzi Vert’s ‘XO Tour Llif3’.
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