The Grammy Award Winning Pop Star Ed Sheeran had to admit that Kandi Burruss and Tiny Harris deserve their songwriting credits after weeks of social media users exposing the uncanny similarity between his #1 Billboard Hot 100 song “Shape Of You” and TLC’s 1999 #1 Billboard Hot 100 single “No Scrubs,” co-written by the two Xscape members and producing partner Kevin “She’kspere” Briggs, who was also given a writing credit.

 

 

 

 

According to Billboard.com most listeners pointed out that two lines in Ed’s version of the song (”Boy, let’s not talk too much/ Grab on my waist and put that body on me”) have a comparable lyrical rhythm to lines in “No Scrubs” (”No, I don’t want no scrubs/ A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me”).

Grammy Award winning songwriter Kandi Burruss, who currently stars on the hit reality show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” shared a post on Instagram thanking Sheeran and celebrating “Shape of You” holding the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks.

 

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