Cha-Ching! Ed Sheeran Adds ‘No Scrubs’ Writers Kandi & Tiny To ‘Shape Of You’ Writing Credits

Published: Tuesday 21st Mar 2017 by Nehemiah

Ed Sheeran‘s ‘Shape Of You‘ has been omnipresent on the charts and radio alike. Hence, it’s unsurprising if it’s become familiar to the masses.

Well, it turns out one of the main reasons for that is that it borrows from TLC‘s smash hit ‘No Scrubs.’

And now its writers are being compensated accordingly.

Full story below…

The likings of the two records was so striking that the writers behind the 90s’ hit (Kandi Burruss, Tamika Cottle, and producer Kevin Briggs) have now been listed as writers behind Sheeran’s ‘Shape.’

Prior to the amendment, only Ed and co-writers Steve Mac and Johnny McDaid were listed.

There’s no word on how the issue was raised, but it’s most certainly been resolved.

Tiny confirmed the news on Instagram…

Ayeeee! Ed Sheeran “Shape Of You” Blessed.. @kandi ??

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Whether the red-headed crooner intentionally utilized the original 90s’ melody without giving credit, it’s not the first time the 26-year-old has found himself in a similar predicament.

Like Robin Thicke and company, the Brit hitmaker is being sued by Marvin Gaye’s estate over another one of his hits, ‘Thinking Out Loud.‘ Marvin’s camp believe the 2015 single draws similarities with Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On.’

Perhaps in a bid to avoid any more drama, Sheeran and co have clearly complied and sliced that percentage pie.

Did they need to, though?

Listen below and let us know your two cents and pence…


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  1. Porsha Williams March 21, 2017

    Short and stout.

    • FAF March 21, 2017

      B**** this pussc tastes like sugar!!!!!!

    • The Wig Snatcher March 21, 2017

      Porsha = Build-A-Body Freak Ho

      • Fancy BISH March 21, 2017


    • Pon_de March 22, 2017

      But the checks stay looooooong tho while you stay mad!

  2. FAF March 21, 2017

    Well this is good so if the song wins a Grammy will they Win as well?

    • Metzo March 21, 2017


    • The Wig Snatcher March 21, 2017

      Yes, only in songwriting categories.

    • MATEO March 21, 2017

      He’s lucky because It used to be that if you couldn’t be nominated if it sampled a past grammy winning or nominated song. Now it can after Ciara’s body party grammy snub…, i listened to both songs…the only thing i can hear is “‘Shape of you” mirroring the same Chord Progression of scrubs. Which to me is more of a production thing. Kandi plays instruments?? Did she write these chords? I thought you can’t claim chord progressions cause in pop music, everyone reuses the same chords continuously. IDK :-/

      • Mark111 March 21, 2017

        Doesn’t matter, if you sample, song writer gets credited and payed. Ask Beyonce.

    • Tim Brown March 21, 2017

      Yup…they have 2 already 🙂

  3. Casual March 21, 2017

    This is ridiculous. I had to literally listen to both songs to figure out where the similarity was. I’m SURE it was unintentional.

    • Credits March 21, 2017

      Wait…can you tell me where it is? I couldn’t hear it? Is it throughout the whole song or just a specific part? If anything, he should have credited the writers for TLC’s ‘creep’ for the “oh I, oh i’ part.

  4. SdotB March 21, 2017

    Well I don’t know if many people would’ve thought about any similarities if it hadn’t been admitted. Yes, now I can hear the similarity of the formation of some of the lyrics, but the lyrics themselves are completely different.

  5. Kim Kesha & Pam March 21, 2017

    I don’t hear it at all. Like, what part specifically?

    • Metzo March 21, 2017

      I think its this part “Say boy, let’s not talk to much, grab on my waist and put that body on me” .

  6. Queen Of Billboard (Barb) March 21, 2017

    Get Money Kandi we all know you the one who is really winning in the group of these housewives.

    • Jasmine March 21, 2017

      Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards are still the richest housewives and not Kandi who does not even have half their net worth and resides in the Cascades (an unsafe and undesirable neighborhood to whites) in Atlanta.

      • Kayla March 21, 2017

        Ok so what about you?

      • Stan March 21, 2017

        That’s smart she chooses to stay around other rich blacks instead of moving into an all white neighborhood. Blacks normally look out for other blacks….while white neighborhoods always somewhere getting robbed very often.

      • Judith Lewis March 21, 2017

        Are we not talking about blacks. Kandi is the richest. 35 million plus.

      • Don March 21, 2017

        Ummmmm I live two streets over from Kandi…… the houses in her subdivision are HUGE…. and it’s gated, so you can’t even get in. The houses on that street are big PERIOD. You’re doing too much….. and he meant that she’s the richest housewife on RHOA….. a lot of women on other franchises don’t even have her net worth… so stop playing (35 million)

  7. DanYiel Iman March 21, 2017

    Well Kandi Toy line & song writing credits are enough to her & she is making a way out of NO way!!

  8. meme March 21, 2017

    the king of stealing. Cant this man write a song without stealing?

    • cap of da k** squad March 21, 2017

      lol. no your fave is the king of thieves. little kim wants her swag back, you dumb b**** 🙂

  9. Fancy BISH March 21, 2017

    Well, why we are here dahhhlings lol…NSYNC’s It’s Gonna Be Me took the hook melody (unconsciously or not) from Mariah’s Melt Away…
    Baby I just melt away
    Fall like rain
    Everytime I see your face I go off
    I just wanna break IT down
    Anytime you come around…

    Every little thing I do
    Never seems enough for you
    You don’t wanna lose it again, but I’m not like them
    Baby when you finALLY
    Get to love somebody

    Love both songs, but Mimi is the source dahhhlings lol

    • Fancy BISH March 21, 2017

      *while we are here*

  10. Ajm265 March 21, 2017

    I don’t hear it.

    • Fancy BISH March 21, 2017

      Girl, you know I want your love
      Your love was handmade for somebody like me
      I don’t want no scrubs
      A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me

  11. IMJUSSSSAYIN March 21, 2017

    I honestly do not hear it…. whut?? Get that money though Kandi!

  12. Tori March 21, 2017

    Song is cute and the way he Incorporated the trash ass sound of today with his distinct sound was really cute. But something about himself off, he’s never sat well with me.

  13. Fake loooove March 21, 2017

    Tiny will be just fine without T.I. Get that ?! Looking forward to the new Xscape album!

  14. ~The Arcade~ March 21, 2017

    tsk tsk tsk Eddy! Not the first time he’s been called out on being a copycat and plagiarist smh. Honestly tho, there is a slight cadence, I believe from the 30 second mark, but yeah he tried to cover that up.

  15. Mark111 March 21, 2017

    Caught his @ss. I would have never thought of it, but it’s a clear sample like the comment above stated at the

    “girl, let’s not talk to much, come over here and put that body on me.”
    “oh, I don’t want no scrub, a scrub is a guy that gets no love from me.”
    These British are bad with tha, especially with African American’s music, Ask Led Zeppelin. They think because they’re over the pond they can get away with it.

    • Fancy BISH March 21, 2017

      I’m SO glad you brought up Led Zeppelin! Or should I say Led Thieves? Please feel free to spill all the tea chile lol

    • Blacklash March 22, 2017

      And did you catch Toto’s Africa in Rihanna’s Diamonds? Bet you won’t catch that one 🙂 Catch one where you dont have to strain your ears and brain to hear something even remotely similar. The producer Benny Blanco even said in an interview on YouTube Diamonds was inspired by Africa. At 2:40 he mentions it:
      Listen to both beats and you can hear it. I’m shocked Toto haven’t sued all of them yet.

  16. MUSICHEAD March 21, 2017

    Umm…no. I don’t hear it. This is just like when Xscape said Mariah’s Thank God I Found You was ripped from their song One Of Those Love Songs. The writers didn’t win that one in court and certainly wouldn’t have won this one had it gone that far. Ed must be a really nice guy.

  17. JoJ March 21, 2017

    This song is so catchy wow, was resisting it lol but it won me over!

  18. @ASAPicon March 21, 2017

    GET YO COINT sis

  19. cocobutta March 22, 2017

    Coined up to the Max.
    What I like is if they did notice the similarities they didn’t make it a public messy issues.
    Kudos to all parties ??

  20. Indie March 22, 2017

    Get dat money!!!! The girls are being kind calling it a ‘sample’ it’s not a sample, he bit there melody and flow for pre-chorus of his song and once you realise it its VERY obvious! No Scrubs is an international anthem, that has contributed to Shape Of You being an international anthem, i’m glad he gave them a slice of what is owed to them!

  21. Lake Erie March 22, 2017

    Damn shame smh…

  22. Blacklash March 22, 2017

    Sigh. These 2 sound nothing alike. Sounds like another blacklash instead. They might match well in a mashup as I’ve heard but other songs do. Where is their credit? It’s ridiculous. And all of you would not have noticed if 1 fool didn’t bring it up!
    They are not similar because No Scrubs is far superior. SOY is a boring, average song.
    Well Toto needs to sue Rihanna and co. for Diamonds because it’s lifted from their hit Africa. Benny Blanco even admits on a video on YouTube, they were inspired by Diamonds from Toto’s Africa!
    Now his Thinking Out Loud definitely sounds lifted from Gaye’s Let’s Get It On and they should be compensated.
    But this is so far apart, have to strain your ear and brain so much to hear a sliver of something, the No Scrubs writers should be embarrassed.
    The only good is its liberals, the kumbaya bunch, fighting ha ha so still something good came out of it 🙂

  23. brazio March 22, 2017

    I don’t hear it..but it does seem like you can sing no scrubs on the beat

  24. tween March 23, 2017

    so when did Bruno Mars will get sued for the lutrica Mac Neal (ain’t that just a way) for his song too good to say good bye

  25. SmNtsWNow at uyoufr best game way tuesidnz March 23, 2017


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