Ed Sheeran has dropped a hip-hop music bombshell, revealing that Eminem once made Kendrick Lamar prove he didn’t have a ghostwriter during Lamar’s breakthrough.
Sheeran originally heard the story from producer Rick Rubin, and shared it with the world during an interview on the Zach Song Show.
He explained: “Eminem heard that Kendrick Lamar was the best rapper and he invited him to the studio to get him on a song.
“He arrived and Kendrick came with all his mates and Eminem said, ‘I just want you in the studio, just you on your own and then my engineer is gonna come in and then record you doing it, but your mates aren’t allowed in.”
Lamar agreed to do as asked, wrote a verse and then Sheeran concludes: “Everyone came in to listen to it and Eminem said that he did it to test Kendrick because he thought he had a ghostwriter.”
Sheeran told the story whilst promoting his two new comeback singles, ‘Castle On The Hill’ and ‘Shape Of You’. You can listen to those new songs below.