Ed Sheeran Thinks He Doesn’t Have The ‘Pizazz’ To Headline A Super Bowl Halftime Show, And That Nobody Would Want Him To Anyway

Ed Sheeran has some of the biggest pop hits of the past decade, but don’t expect to see him on music’s biggest stage: In a recent interview with Andy Cohen, Sheeran said he doesn’t think he’s the best candidate to headline his own Super Bowl Halftime Show.

He said:

“There was a conversation a while ago, I think it was when Coldplay did it, of me going on to play ‘Thinking Out Loud,’ and I think that would be the only way I would do it, is if I were joining someone else. I think it’s an American thing. I think…I don’t have pizazz. You watch Prince, you watch Michael Jackson, you watch Katy Perry, you watch Lady Gaga, you watch Rihanna, you watch Beyoncé, all these amazing performers: I’m just not that. I’m not gonna have dancers on stage, I’m not gonna have fireworks and… The Weeknd’s one was all of that. I just can’t… that’s not me. I don’t think that anyone wants to see me do the Super Bowl, either. […] I would do it as a guest, and then I could say I did the Super Bowl with.”

Sheeran also told Cohen about the status of his and Taylor Swift’s rerecording of “End Game” for Reputation (Taylor’s Version).

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