Ed Sheeran added the writers of 1999’s “No Scrubs” to his “Shape Of You” credits soon after the song became a smash (and tons of fans pointed out their similarities), perhaps to avoid any legal/media drama.
Turns out TLC’s Chili can’t even decipher the likeness, “I listened to it a few times and I didn’t really think No Scrubs sounded like his song,” Thomas said. “I still can’t hear it! I’m serious. I thought ‘Am I crazy? I just don’t hear it’.”
“No Scrubs” was written by Kevin ‘She’kspere’ Briggs, Kandi Burruss (now a Real Housewife of Atlanta), Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle (who was married to rapper TI and was in girl band Xscape with Burruss) and late TLC member Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes. But Chili said she’d love to work with Sheeran one day.
That’s a pretty cool move by Ed, listen to the mashup and decide for yourself!