Sheeran has since cited Ghetts as a direct influence on his own approach to songwriting. Now, a decade later, the pop superstar returns the favor. Speaking to NME
, the rapper said how Sheeran went above and beyond to record his portion.
He explained that when he DMed him to feature on "10,000 Tears," Sheeran was on his way to Japan for a break and couldn't do it. Not long afterwards the "Shape Of You
" singer hit Ghetts back to say he'd found a studio in Japan and asked him to send the track over. There were some technical issues, but within an hour he'd sorted it for the MC. "He's the busiest guy in the world," Ghetts concluded, "yet he still made time to do that for me."