After facing some social media backlash, Ed Sheeran is giving credit to some unexpected songwriters for his hit song "Shape of You". The British singer/songwriter added The Real Housewives of Atlanta singer, as well as her longtime pal, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, and Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs to the songwriting credits for his latest hit song, "Shape of You", Billboard reports. Especially once that "Boy, let's not talk too much/Grab on my waist and put that body on me" line and compare it to the chorus on "No Scrubs".
That's when Sheeran's chart-topping single "Shape of You" received an additional three co-writers. The track has now led the Hot 100 for seven nonconsecutive weeks, so the trio of artists just now added as writers now have another No. 1 in their discography, and it's one that could earn them hundreds of thousands, if not millions, over time.
Burruss, who now stars on reality show "The Real Housewives of Atlanta", shared a post on Instagram thanking Sheeran and celebrating "Shape of You" holding the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks.
Cottle confirmed the news in an Instagram post.
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Interestingly, both Shape Of You and Cheap Thrills were originally written for Rihanna.
Listen to "Shape of You" and "No Scrubs" below and see for yourself.
Ed Sheeran is now being sued in America over claims a different track, Thinking Out Loud, rips off a Marvin Gaye song.
Last year Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard - who wrote X Factor star Matt Cardle's 2012 song wonderful - made a similar claim, suing him for $20million.