Carrot-topped singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has been in court this week, accused of plagiarising the work of another artist.
Sheeran, who denies the allegations, told reporters outside court that there was no basis for the accusations and that every word he utters is authentic and very much his own work.
In a statement he claimed to have “written from scratch” a few minutes prior to facing the press, he told us:
“The allegations against me are without foundation. The truth is that I go out of my way to make ch-ch-changes to my songs if they sound even remotely like the work of another artist.”
He went on:
“I guess some people have suspicious minds but my hips don’t lie, and neither does the rest of me. If I’m honest, at one stage this whole thing really got me down. Never ever have I ever felt so low. But now I’m happy and, believe me, I will survive. Parklife.”