Ed Sheeran is in hype mode for his upcoming album No. 6 Collaborations Project, which features Sheeran linking with different artists on each of its 15 tracks. It’s normal enough, but what is truly bizarre is the origin idea behind it all.
In an interview with Charlamagne Tha God, Ed Sheeran admitted this all started because he thought it might be a good idea to recreate ‘Lady Marmalade’ with Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber.
“This project actually started with one idea I had which was – you remember ‘Lady Marmalade’ right? This is such a silly idea — I had an idea of doing that, like you could get Bruno, Bieber and me on a record,” Sheeran told Charlamagne. “How fun would that be?”
Nothing against Ed Sheeran, but ‘Lady Marmalade’ is not within his range. He’s normy, no frills, nothing extra, jeans and t-shirt even when performing next to Beyoncé.
‘Lady Marmalade’ is glamour and raw sexuality, and fierce femininity and extreme extra-ness. How did Ed Sheeran see this, and see himself in it?
We are eternally grateful that Ed Sheeran’s all-dude remake of ‘Lady Marmalade’ never happened, but now we can’t help but imagine the ridiculous sight of Sheeran and his boys attempting to occupy this space.
*Seeing as Chance the Rapper is featuring on Ed Sheerans new album, he’s been cast as the fourth lady of the ‘Lady Marmalade’ core group. Missy Elliot has not been recast because that would be blasphemous.
So here it is, an Ed Sheeran all-dude ‘Lady Marmalade’ that is worse than the Moulin Rouge version in every way.
Are you not entertained?
Where’s all my soul sistas?
Lemme hear ya’ll flow, sistas.
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, ce soir?
Creole Lady Marmalaaaaaaaaaaade.
OK that’s enough now. Please enjoy this glorious ‘Lady Marmalade’ masterpiece to refresh your palette.