Ed Sheeran opens up about his friendship with Taylor Swift.

Ed Sheeran shares his views on fame for British GQ, “There’s an underdog element to it. Taylor [Swift] was never the popular kid in school. I was never the popular kid in school. Then you get to the point when you become the most popular kid in school – and we both take it a bit too far,”

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British GQ


The “underdog complex”, according to Ed, means that  he wants to be the biggest male artist in the world, and Taylor wants to be the biggest female artist, adding “It also comes from always being told that you can’t do something and being like, ‘F–k you. I can.”

He’s set his Divide album sales sights on besting fellow UK artist Adele’s. She is the only artist to sell more albums than Sheeran in the last decade so he says he’s using her sales as a target to meet and beat.

To hear more about Ed’s new album, his competitive spirit and he and Taylor’s kindred bond, check out his interview with British GQ, online now.

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