The singer-songwriter was discussing his new song “Remember the Name,” which features Eminem and 50 Cent, on his new album, “No.6 Collaborations Project.” Radio host and author Charlamagne Tha God asked Sheeran whether one verse, in particular, referred to people invading his own private life.
“It was actually before me and Cherry got married,” Sheeran responded, “and I knew that we’d be married by the point that the song came out.”
He continued, “I was like, someone’s going to hear that and be like, ‘Oh, they’re married,’ and I didn’t know how that would be construed, but it’s already come out.”
The lyrics Sheeran was referencing are these: “Watch how the lyrics might get twisted / my wife wears red but looks better without the lipstick.”
The 28-year-old singer’s representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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