Friday 30 September 2016

Video of Ed Sheeran reportedly freestyling ‘homophobic rap’ pulled from the internet

Published 22/04/2015 | 11:04

Ed Sheeran performs on stage during the BRIT Awards 2015
Ed Sheeran performs on stage during the BRIT Awards 2015

Ed Sheeran has been very vocal about his support for the gay community, hitting out at anti-gay protestors who camped outside pal Taylor Swift's gig two years ago.

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However, the British singer/songwriter, who plays Croke Park in Dublin this summer, has drawn criticism for a video from 2011 in which he reportedly freestyles a "homophobic" rap.

The Mirror reports that the 24-year-old took part in a five minute long freestyle rap battle with rapper Devlin in the video, which has since been removed from the web.

The newspaper reports that Ed rapped, "Yo, I freestyle to the f*****ty man. I go on the bus and I sleep for a day, then I come back and they’re like, Ed, you look like this gay."

However, Ed's spokesperson reportedly told the paper that "Ed was sending up rappers who make homophobic remarks. He is clearly not homophobic."

Just two years ago he took to Twitter to address the anti-gay protestors at Taylor's gig in Kansas.

"To the people picketing outside the arena. Keep your homophobic views to yourself, it’s 2013." he wrote.

The star has also taken the time from his massively busy schedule to voice his support for individuals like Joe Irvine, the X Factor contestant who was subjected to 'bullying' on the New Zealand Show.

He also recorded a message for a terminally ill fan for the fan's wedding day:

VIDEO: Ed Sheeran sends personal message to terminally ill fan on his wedding day: ‘Hope you have an amazing wedding’  

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