Ed Sheeran Went Casual For His South African Duet With Beyoncé. Twitter Let Him Know He Made The Wrong Choice.
He also seemed to get some Queen Bey side-eye after missing a note.
As Blavity reported, her performance was the highlight of the show; however, those watching online couldn't help but criticize one element of her set. Ed Sheeran joined Queen Bey onstage to perform their song "Perfect," and as Elle notes, the two performers wore very different things.
Bey wore an elaborate haute couture dress. Sheeran wore jeans and a long-sleeved shirt with a T-shirt over it. Folks were not pleased and made their distaste known on Twitter:
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beyonce: what are you wearing tonight?— Sydnee Washington (@Justsydnyc) December 4, 2018
Ed Sheeran: something casual.
Beyonce: oh you really meant casual. pic.twitter.com/X55Skbivrb
Ed Sheeran is a 27 year old man the fact we’ve enabled him to feel it’s ok to dress like this at all, let alone next to Beyoncé really boils my piss pic.twitter.com/Q6XqgTFuvQ— shon faye. (@shonfaye) December 4, 2018
Ed Sheeran is actually wearing a 3-piece custom tuxedo. That’s just what white people always look like standing next to Beyoncé. pic.twitter.com/YO2nyuNOSw— Solomon Georgio (@solomongeorgio) December 4, 2018
Ed Sheeran: I WOULD GO OUT TONIGHT BUT I HAVEN'T GOT A STITCH TO WEAR...— Becky (@GRravski) December 4, 2018
Beyoncé: I don't know this one... pic.twitter.com/fUymxOpYi4
This photo is v v v v representative of what we expect from men and women at the top of their game, isn't it? https://t.co/cfeLw8n1aI— Daniel (@sillyolddaniel) December 4, 2018
The drama wasn't all online. Another user noted a little side-eye on Queen Bey's part during the pair's performance together when Sheeran missed a note.
The way Beyonce opened her eyes when he messed up that note 😭 pic.twitter.com/9X42s4SRJb— KARREUCHE WALLY (@eloenzeeo) December 3, 2018
Check out the full performance for yourself below:
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