Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? Ed Sheeran proves once again that he’s a hip-hop head by performing an acapella version of Eminem’s “Criminal.”
In a brief promo for France’s Clique TV, Ed becomes Em Sheeran, delivering Shady’s controversial bars off The Marshall Mathers LP track.
This homage shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. The British singer, who once told Rap-Up about his love for hip-hop, has been open about his Marshall Mathers stanning for years.
In June, the “A Team” crooner said Marshall actually helped him get over a speech impediment.
“My dad bought me The Marshall Mathers LP when I was 9 years old, not knowing what was on it,” he explained, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I learned every word, back to front, by the time I was 10. He raps very fast and melodically and percussively, and it helped me get rid of my stutter.”