The internet is livid with Ed Sheeran right now.
Discussing his upcoming collaborative album with Charlamagne tha God in an interview, Sheeran revealed that his inspiration came from an idea to recreate "Lady Maramalade" with a crew of his pals — Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars.
The iconic number was made famous when Christina Aguilera, P!nk, Lil Kim, and Mya collaborated for the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack. Before that it was sung by Patti LaBelle's girl group in 1974 and another girl group All Saints in 1998.
Ed Sheeran is known for his crooning romance ballads, which doesn't exactly translate well for the campy feminist rock anthem.
Who could forget this early 2000's empowering rock anthem.
"Where's all my soul sisters?" the song opens. It's about women reclaiming their sexuality and getting drunk on "Magnolia wine." The incredible costuming is just the cherry on top of the perfection that is this girl group's rendition.
Well, Sheeran thought he could recreate the girl group number with all men...
At the 4:39 mark, Sheeran said that he had a "silly idea" to recreate "Lady Marmalade" with Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars.
"I had an idea of doing that with Bruno, Bieber, and me on a record. How fun would that be?" Sheeran said. Apparently when he approached the idea to Bruno Mars, the artist suggested they do a song together first.
Each featured artist was handpicked by Sheeran, and thankfully no track is titled "Lady Marmalade."
Thankfully, the British musician cleared up his comment in an Instagram story.
After the interview was posted and fans everywhere took to the internet to shut his idea down he clarified on his story. "Guys, obviously an all male Lady Marmalade would be completely dreadful," he wrote. "I didn't say I wanted to cover it you melons, just that loads of people on a track like that might be fun."