Wiley Flow: Beef between Ed Sheeran, Stormzy and Wiley explained!

Wiley performs on stage during day 2 of South West Four Festival 2019 at Clapham Common on August 24, 2019 in London, England.

Ed isn't the only to take a hit from the London rapper.

Let's see how far this one escalates then...

Music beef is nothing new, admittedly. However, it's always sure to raise a few eyebrows, and the bigger the names, the higher the brow. We've seen some particularly intriguing feuds over the years in the music industry, with the most apparent probably being between Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly. 

The performers threw diss track after diss track at the other, both gaining widespread attention from fans and beyond. As it went on it grew tiresome and petty and people eventually lost interest; the longer it goes on, the less of a spectacle it becomes, unless your last name is Gallagher. 

We've seen celebrity beefs with Madonna and Lady Gaga, Lil' Kim and Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift and Kanye West and more. Now, we're turning a keen eye to Wiley's comments about Ed Sheeran

Wiley performs on stage during day 2 of South West Four Festival 2019 at Clapham Common on August 24, 2019 in London, England.Wiley performs on stage during day 2 of South West Four Festival 2019 at Clapham Common on August 24, 2019 in London, England.

Wiley Ed Sheeran beef

It appears that Ed Sheeran isn't the only one to fall target of Wiley's Twitter rants recently. 

As reported by Metro, artists from Ed to Drake have been pulled up by the 40-year-old rapper; indeed "the war has started," as he says. 

He referred to both Ed and Drake - undeniably two of the biggest musicians on the planet -  as "pagans", even going as far to critique them as "the two worse culture vultures on this planet" - strong words!

Also, he claimed that Ed's recent song 'Take Me Back To London (feat. Stormzy)' used his sound. Certain tweets have since been deleted, but of course, nothing's ever truly gone in the internet age. Fans are still learning of Wiley's comments towards Ed, but if you're a massive Drake fan, there's a lot more to digest...

Drake under fire

The Godfather of Grime really went in on Drake, with one tweet simply reading: "@Drake suck ya mum don't come back to England."

That perhaps sums it up best, to be honest, but there's still more. Another said: "Don’t ever sign to @OVOSound they give you s**t record deals and your only there to help @Drake with songs to keep him up and you down. Set up for you to fail."

The rapper's beef with Drake is considered more established by fans, with comments being made before. On the other hand, his verdict on Ed Sheeran is a bit more recent. How did it start?

A good look? Definitely not after Stormzy's Wiley Flow!

Maybe the reason for Wiley dragging up Ed's name again is because he didn't get a reaction last time. Maybe persistence will prove to be the key.

Back in August - as highlighted by the BBC - he launched some tweets going in on the aforementioned 'Take Me Back To London'. One of these said: "I'm sick of people using grime to look good for two minutes." Another added: "Don't come to grime if your a clout chaser and a culture vulture stay away."

The same source notes that collaborator Stormzy was quick to defend Ed: "No Wiley you know Ed been doing this from early, been a real one from early, can't question that, you know I love you and respect you brother but nah don't do that." He's even gone and dropped the excellent new song called 'Wiley Flow', which begins with a sample of Wiley saying "... all you man are my youngers." Stormzy comes in with the first line: "If you can't do 10k first week then I don't wanna hear no chat about numbers."

Wiley and Ed worked together once

Wiley actually featured on the track 'You' from Ed's EP No.5 Collaborations Project back in 2011. Things have certainly changed since then. It's good that Strormzy has defended him, as it's sure that Ed has always been interested in exploring different genres, it's nothing new.

There's nothing wrong with big names taking inspiration and trying different things, and it's nothing new either. If Wiley continues to lash out, it could seriously backfire. 

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