Ed Sheeran, the Grammy-winning British musician, has named Nigerian Afrobeats star Burna Boy the most weed smoker he’s ever met.
In an interview with the ‘Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend’ Podcast, the ‘Perfect’ hitmaker recounted how Burna Boy once visited his studio and smoked so much marijuana that he (Ed Sheeran) nearly missed his performance that night.
He explained by saying, “There is an artist I have worked quite a lot with called Burna Boy and I would say that is the most….. I have ever seen anyone ingest weed. And I worked, as I said 10 to 5, and he came to the studio. I had a gig later that night. And it was very much like the studio door was closed and it was just smoke smoke smoke. I remember I was going to say to the gig I do not know. Same thing like I am not it.”
“He had like six blunts going at once and he was just like, ‘Yeah, man, this is how we do it in Nigeria.’ And I was like, ‘Wow, you’re like Fela Kuti,” he added.
Ed Sheeran further shared a story about the first time he smoked weed with American rapper Snoop Dogg. Sheeran claimed that Snoop Dogg handed him a wrap of smoke to puff on and that he nearly went blind.
Despite their marijuana addiction, Sheeran and Burna Boy have collaborated on multiple hit songs in recent years.
Burna Boy was featured on Stormzy’s single “Own It” in 2019, which also included Sheeran. Sheeran also appeared on the song “For My Hand” from Burna Boy’s sixth album, Love, Damini, in 2021.
Ed Sheeran real name Edward Christopher Sheeran is a professional artist, songwriter, guitarist, and a producer best known for his debut single ‘The A Team’ released in 2011.
He’s one of the best selling album ever with 150 million units and has won highly coveted awards including; Brit Awards, Grammys, Billboard, American Music Awards, MTV VMA and others.