The 25-year-old singer was turned away from a bash at Milk Studios in Los Angeles after the glitzy ceremony on Sunday (12.02.17) despite having performed ‘Shape of You’ at the event, and the star has now claimed it is the fourth consecutive year that he has been denied entry to an after-party.
Speaking about his rejection, he said: “That’s actually happened four years in a row. And that’s not just my label’s after-party! That’s just after-parties in general.”
The ‘Castle on the Hill’ hitmaker was reportedly one of many stars who were turned away from the party – including Oscar winner Adrien Brody and DJ Pete Tong – after the venue reached its max capacity within one hour.
He added: “You know what I don’t get? When you walk into those parties, there’s probably four musicians there and everyone else is just people from LA, who didn’t go to the Grammys and probably just want a party to go to.”
Ed eventually made his way to Diplo and Benny Blanco’s house party in the Hollywood Hills instead, but quickly made his exit as “2,000 people turned up”.
The ‘Thinking Out Loud’ musician said: “I arrived there super early and I was like, ‘This is really cool! No one’s here!’
“And then suddenly 2,000 people turned up and I was like, ‘I’m going.'”
And whilst the party scene might not be Ed’s thing, he admits his “element” is being on stage.
Speaking on American radio station KIIS-FM’s ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ show on Tuesday (14.02.17), Ed said: “That’s my element. Performing is what I love doing. I’m more nervous to talk to people, because I’m not very good.”