black midi has dropped a bizarre new song that takes aim at offensively inoffensive Ed Sheeran. The song, ‘ded sheeran (ed sheeran send) part 1’ dropped on the band’s Soundcloud, and was quickly removed. A rip of the track has since been uploaded to YouTube.

As to be expected from a band as outlandish as black midi, the song is completely bonkers. There beat sounds like what I imagine a stroke feels like, and features an excellent Britney Spears sample. At the four-minute mark, the band deliver a scathing takedown of Sheeran: “Ed Sheeran sucks/ you sellout ginger prick/ your music is doodoo, believe me man we don’t need you.”

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Fans are theorizing that the black midi decided to drop the track amid the current beef between UK grime artists Wiley and Stormzy. In Wiley’s latest track  ‘Eediyat Skengman 3 (Stormzy Send)’, Wiley goes in on Stormzy, “You never cared about grime, you just used it/ Worse than Ed with your watered-down music.” Stormzy retaliated to the diss by dropping two-track, ‘Disappointed’, and a few days later ‘Still Disappointed’.

We’re trying to wrap our heads around this saga, but the only thing we’re certain of is that this beef is producing a slew of hits.