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Ed Sheeran Gets Real About the 'Resentment' at Awards Shows & Why the After Parties Are No Fun

Ed Sheeran Gets Real About the 'Resentment' at Awards Shows & Why the After Parties Are No Fun

Ed Sheeran just attended the 2021 MTV VMAs and during a recent interview, got real about what it’s really like inside these awards shows.

“The room is filled with resentment and hatred towards everyone else and it’s quite an uncomfortable atmosphere,” Ed said during a candid conversation on Audacy’s The Julia Show. “All the artists are sweet people, but they’re like, surrounded by entourages that want them to win too, so it’s one artist surrounded by ten people and another artist surrounded by ten people and everyone is kind of giving each other the side eye.”

Click inside to read what else he said, and what he said about after parties, too…

“It’s nothing to do with MTV or the award show, it’s at all the other awards shows [too]; Billboards, GRAMMYs… AMAs…It’s just lots of people wanting other people to fail and I don’t like that,” he continued.

He added, “In England, our award shows are just like, every one gets drunk and no one really cares who wins or loses, it’s just sort of a good night out.”

“People get the same feeling as me at those award shows,” he shared. “I’ve spoke to people and they’re like, ‘I just felt really depressed afterwards.’ The atmosphere is just not nice… It’s a really, really horrible atmosphere to be in there. I always walk away feeling sad and I don’t like it.”

When asked if the after parties are any better, he said, “no.”

He explained, “The after-parties, again… it’s not just musicians. It’s musicians, all their entourages, then you got influencers and blah blah blah.”

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