Game of Thrones." The musician recently commented on his cameo from the season seven premiere of the hit HBO series, and it seems he's well aware of the backlash he inspired.
In an interview with MTV News, Sheeran spoke about his time in Westeros, and the inspiration behind his appearance (star Maisie Williams, who shared a scene with the singer, is a huge fan). As he explained, Sheeran said "a very easy yes" when approached to take the role of a singing Lannister soldier.
Sheeran went on to say that he thought his character was probably due for an early death, and according to the actor, that was for the best.
"No one wants to see me come back," Sheeran told MTV. "I wanted to be a cameo in it, and I've done the cameo. I'm cool with it, though."
While the singer added that he "enjoyed" his experience, the first part of his comment certainly suggests he's well aware of how divisive his appearance was. Fan complaints about the cameo were so loud that director Jeremy Podeswa had to come to Sheeran's defense, and the singer briefly deleted his Twitter account.
We probably needn't feel too bad for Sheeran, though: He's still a rich and famous musician, and at least now he's got some good fodder for a hit song dragging his "GOT" detractors.
[via: MTV News]