Ed Sheeran Denies Justin Bieber Collaboration: "It Wouldn't Work"

8 February 2013, 08:50

The 'Small Bump' star responds to reports linking him with the Canadian teen star.

Ed Sheeran has confessed that he is not set to work with Justin Bieber despite previous reports the pair have already recorded a collaboration.

The 'Lego House' singer told The Sun that he thinks that a team-up wouldn't work between the two artists – because the pair are two male solo singers.

"I don't think a collaboration would work with Justin," he revealed. "I think collaborations should be done with people that can actually click.

"Two male singers makes it very difficult for it to work."

Rumours first circulated that the two were working together when the British singer was pictured in the studio with Scooter Braun.

The 'Drunk' star said that it was in fact Tori Kelly - an artist signed to Scooter - who he was asked to work with.

"I met Bieber's manager Scooter Braun in New York and he said he's got this artist I want you to write with," he said. "Next time I was in LA, I was doing Jimmy Kimmel and he brought this girl to Kimmel and I met her straight afterwards. I then went to the studio and did a song."

Meanwhile, Ed is currently set to take to the stage at the Grammy Awards this weekend where he will perform alongside Sir Elton John.

He will also be aiming to win big on the night as his track 'The A Team' is nominated for Song Of The Year.