There are some significant similarities between Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” and TLC’s “No Scrubs” . . . and rather than fight it, Ed is EMBRACING it.
He just added the writers of “No Scrubs” to the credits, meaning that they’ll get a share of the royalties from “Shape of You”.
The credits went to Kandi Burruss and Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle from Xscape, along with producer Kevin ‘She’kspere’ Briggs. Obviously, Ed is cutting off any possible legal action by doing this.
Kandi is now on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”, and she celebrated her new songwriting credit by saying, quote, “Thank you for allowing [us] to share in the success of ‘Shape of You’.” Tiny is also thrilled about it. Ed hasn’t commented.