Ed Sheeran has sent a dove of peace to Noel Gallagher and offered him tickets to his Wembley Stadium gig, despite the Oasis star branding him “polished pop”.
The “Thinking Out Loud” singer was the butt of one of Gallagher’s modern music rants earlier this month but seems to have put the brief feud behind him.
“I don’t think I can live in a world where [Sheeran playing Wembley] is even possible, Gallagher told NME.
“When you hear that kind of polished pop and then there’s a ginger guy with a f**king guitar it seems subversive, but it’s f**king not.”
Not one to take insults lying down, Sheeran soon quipped back on Twitter: “I can live in it, it’s really enjoyable.”
Now, the 23-year-old has revealed that he texted Gallagher after reading his harsh comments and invited him along to one of the sold-out July shows.
“He’s always going to be the guy who’s outspoken,” Sheeran told Radio 2. “I wasn’t offended. I found it quite cool to be in his interview.
“I texted him because I have his number and asked him if he’d like some tickets. He wrote back, ‘You cheeky so and so. My daughter would love some.”
Sheeran added that he takes criticism on board as it helps him to stay grounded. “I get a lot of stick from press and people but it’s good to get stick,” he said. “That’s why Americans go off the rails. Ego-wise you are risen and risen and risen.
“If you speak to anyone from Adele to Chris Martin, they would say they are grounded cos they get a hiding from the press.”
Sheeran is set to perform at the Grammy Awards state-side in February before heading to the Brit Awards alongside Take That, Sam Smith and Taylor Swift.