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Ed Sheeran: American awards shows are full of ‘resentment & hatred’

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Here are some photos of Ed Sheeran at the VMAs this past Sunday. Ed performed Shivers early in the evening and then I guess he hung out for the rest of the night, watching the performances and waiting to see if he won anything. He was nominated for several awards, including Song of the Summer and Video of the Year, all for Bad Habits. Honestly, the more I do this job, the more I understand that music awards really dont mean anything. The music industry is more f–ked up than the film industry , and half of the music awards are just random music industry groups giving awards to their faves. I always assumed that most musical artists just go to their music awards shows to A) perform, B) watch their peers perform, C) get hammered and party and D) maybe win, maybe lose, it doesnt matter. This is especially true of the VMAs, yes? Who takes the VMAs seriously besides, like, Taylor Swift? Well, according to Ed Sheeran, people are taking it seriously and the energy around American awards shows is always really toxic?His vibe on the 2021 VMAs: The room is filled with resentment and hatred toward everyone else and its quite an uncomfortable atmosphere, the 30-year-old said in a Tuesday interview with radio host Julia on her Audacy segment The Julia Show. The groupies & entourages are the toxic ones: All the artists are sweet people, but theyre, like, surrounded by entourages that want them to win, too, so its one artist surrounded by 10 people and another artist surrounded by 10 people and everyone is kind of giving each other the side-eye.Its not just the VMAs: Its nothing to do with MTV or the award show, its at all the other awards shows, too, he said, before naming the Grammys, AMAs and Billboards. Its just lots of people wanting other people to fail and I dont like that.Britain does awards shows better: In England, our award shows are just like everyone gets drunk and no one really cares who wins or loses, its just sort of a good night out.The after-parties suck too. The after-parties, again its not just musicians. Its musicians, all their entourages, then you got influencers and blah blah blah People get the same feeling as me at those award shows. Ive spoken to people and theyre like, I just felt really depressed afterward. The atmosphere is just not nice Its a really, really horrible atmosphere to be in there. I always walk away feeling sad and I dont like it.Something Ive noticed from watching the BAFTAs is that the Brits really put a premium on moving quickly and theyre not going to stretch out a two-hour show into a three-and-a-half hour show with bulls–t just so they can sell more commercials. Which I appreciate, and I wish some enterprising American producers would decide that no matter what, theyre going to do a tight two-hour show, period. As for Eds negative vibe at American shows I mean, if he feels that way, so be it. Maybe the vibes really are terrible, for all I know. It feels like it might be generational too? Like, the older musicians are probably just sitting back and enjoying the show and its the younger peeps who are balls of stress. Personally, I doubt that every single artist is surrounded by a huge entourage who lives and dies by whether or not their guy/girl wins a VMA. Ed Sheeran gets real about award shows on The Julia Show:The room is filled with resentment and hatred towards everyone else and its quite an uncomfortable atmosphere…Its just lots of people wanting other people to fail and I dont like that, pic.twitter.com/vIYrFpTBF0— Pop Crave September 15, 2021 Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.Celebitchy

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