Sheeran crashed at Foxx’s before fame


JAMIE Foxx and Ed Sheeran go way back.

“Ed Sheeran slept on my couch for six weeks before he was famous,” Foxx said while appearing on The Graham Norton Show. “I was doing a radio show in Los Angeles and he knew that we do music so he came to my radio show.”

media_cameraEd Sheeran has become one of the biggest star’s in the world. Picture: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Foxx explained that Sheeran went to him in person and asked him to listen to his songs, while doing an impression of the British singer, reports the New York Post.

“I said, ‘well let me hear it,’ he comes to my crib … he plays and I’m like, ‘You’re incredible.’”

The actor immediately decided to take in the then unknown musician.

Ed Sheeran slept on Jamie Foxx’s couch

“I said, ‘listen, I know you don’t have anywhere to go, just chill here,’ he recalled on the late night show alongside fellow guests Dame Judi Dench, and actors Kristen Wiig and Steve Carrell. “I was giving him food and my daughter was like, ‘Who do you have over here now?’”

“I would always champion the artist,” he said.

media_cameraJamie Foxx’s daughter Corinne was not overly thrilled by Ed Sheeran hanging out at their house. Picture: AFP/Robyn Beck

But Foxx felt the need to put Sheeran’s skills to the test.

“I took him down to this show I was doing every Monday … and there was like 800 black people. Just the best musicians …”

Ed Sheeran carpool karaoke

And when it was time for Sheeran to take the stage, Foxx remembered, “he pops out with his little red hair and a ukulele … and he went out there on that ukulele and got a standing ovation for 12 minutes.”

“The rest is history,” said Foxx.

This story originally appeared in the New York post and is reprinted with permission.

media_cameraEd Sheeran, Nick Jonas and James Corden at the Grammys in February. Picture: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS

Originally published as Sheeran crashed at Foxx’s before fame

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