Ed Sheeran Gives TLC Writers Credit on 'Shape of You'

Ed Sheeran Gives TLC Writers Credit on 'Shape of You'

After facing some social media backlash, Ed Sheeran is giving credit to some unexpected songwriters for his hit song “Shape of You.”

The writers of TLC‘s 1999 mega hit “No Scrubs” are getting credit after many social media users pointed out the similarities between the songs.

Kandi Burruss and Tameka Cottle, AKA Tiny, from the R&B girl group Xscape, as well as Kevin Briggs are now listed as co-writers.

“To be a part of such a great song is a blessing,” Tiny said in an email to The Associated Press.

Kandi took to her Instagram to share the news, writing, “Congrats ed sheeran for having the #1 album! & thank you for allowing @majorgirl & I to share in the success of #ShapeOfYou! #1 for 7 weeks!”

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