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A video of Ed Sheeran doing a 'homophobic rap' has been pulled from the internet

The old clip shows Sheeran in a rap battle with another musician.

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HE’S KNOWN FOR being one of the nicest guys in music, but Ed Sheeran has landed himself in a bit of hot water after an old video surfaced online yesterday.

The video, which featured Sheeran performing a ‘homophobic rap’, was quickly pulled from YouTube by the singer’s record company.

According to The Mirror, it dates from around 2011.

In the clip, a drunk Sheeran can be heard using the word ‘gay’ in a derogatory manner, and also labels his opponent a ‘f****ty man’.

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.

Another, perhaps more baffling line concerns Ed’s thoughts on meat-eating:

I eat ham but I’m not a Muslim, but I freestyle because I’m not a Christian either.

Freestyle rapping may not be your calling, Ed. Just a thought.

The video was taken offline after The Mirror contacted Sheeran’s record label about it.

“Ed was sending up rappers who make homophobic remarks. He is clearly not homophobic,” said a spokesperson for the singer.

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