Ed Sheeran admits ‘Shape Of You’ is influenced by ‘No Scrubs’, gives Kandi and Tiny credit

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For weeks, people on social media have been pointing out the similarities between Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” and TLC’s 1999 single “No Scrubs.”

So, finally, Sheeran added Kandi Burruss and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle to the song credits for “Shape of You.” Kevin “She’kspere” Briggs, who co-wrote “No Scrubs,” was also given credit.

Both Burruss and Cottle took to Instagram to thank Sheeran as well as to celebrate the song and its successes, especially since the song has hit the Billboard Number 1 spot. That makes “Shape of You” Burruss’ third No. 1 hit from writing credits and Cottle’s second.

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