Ed Sheeran Debuts Song at iHeart Radio Awards, About Ellie Goulding?

Ed Sheeran rocked a solid performance on Thursday night at the iHeart Radio Music Awards in Los Angeles, performing acoustic versions of his hit “The A Team” and a brand new song, “Don’t.” Sheeran played his intimate set list at the Hotel Cafe, the first venue Ed played in in Los Angeles, so the performance held a special significance for him. Ed, 23, is about to release his much-anticipated 2nd album, “x” (pronounced ‘multiply’) and seemed eager and excited to share a new song with the world. “Don’t” is rumored to be about former flame Ellie Goulding, who allegedly cheated on Ed at a party.

The lyrics to the song call out exactly what happened:

“Never intended to be next but you didn’t need to take him to bed, and I never saw him as a threat until you disappeared with him to have sex is not like we were both on tour, we were staying on the same f***ing hotel floor.”

Whoa! Sheeran hasn’t confirmed that it’s Ellie in the song (claiming he didn’t want to “tarnish” anyone’s reputation), but instead says that “Don’t” is simply his way of venting about it: “I was very frustrated and angry at the time. Now that I’ve vented about it I feel better, so I’m just kind of leaving it there.”

Check out Ed’s performance from The Hotel Cafe for the iHeart Radio Music Awards below!