Ed Sheeran Says The Music Industry 'Needs More Balls'

When it comes to discovering and nurturing new talent, the media industry is just plain lazy. At least, that's what Ed Sheeran implied in a recent interview with CNN.

Ed Sheeran has never been one to mince words. In fact, in recent months, Sheeran has become known for his colorful one-liners, his interesting choice of words, and his quirky viewpoints.

For those who have been following Sheeran's interviews, it should come as no surprise that the 24-year-old British pop singer recently accused the music industry as a whole of lacking originality, as well as male reproductive organs.

According to Sugarscape, Sheeran sat down to do a video interview with CNN, and this is what Sheeran had to say about originality in the music industry as a whole.

"I think the problem with the industry is that people have no imagination. So, me being successful, every single label will try and get their own version of me...any band that's big, a label will go, 'right, we need that', and it won't do as well. They just move on to the next thing. I just think the industry needs more balls."
Of course, Ed shared his opinions in true Sheeran style. He's been doing a lot of that lately. Sheeran is in the middle of a North American tour, during which he's given a plethora of interviews, seen a waxwork in his likeness unveiled at Madame Tussauds in New York City, and partied with Taylor Swift.

Now, Sheeran is preparing to play three shows in London's Wembley Stadium – all of which are sold out. In total, Sheeran is expected to perform in front of 90,000 people at each Wembley show.

It is safe to say that Sheeran is one of the most popular male figures in pop music right now, and with his popularity has come speculation — especially about Sheeran's love life. In recent weeks Sheeran has been linked to Selena Gomez, though recent reports indicate that Sheeran may actually be dating Irish model Louise Johnston instead. Sheeran reportedly broke up with his last girlfriend earlier this year.

Sheeran has neither confirmed nor denied the relationship with Johnston, but if he does we're sure Sheeran will do it in his customary, down-to-earth, and straightforward fashion.

What do you think of Sheeran's comments about the media industry? Do you think Ed Sheeran is right? Does the industry try to replicate popular acts too frequently?

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