Ed Sheeran Reveals Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’ Was Originally Written For Rihanna

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Justin Bieber‘s ‘Love Yourself‘ was one of the most loved track on the Canadian superstar’s latest album ‘Purpose‘. The track, which was written by Ed Sheeran, Benny Blanco and Justin Bieber, reached  #1 on a number of charts globally, while also raking in a whopping 1.09 billion views on YouTube.

Now, in a recent interview with Howard Stern on SiriusXM, Ed Sheeran has revealed that the track was written with Rihanna in mind. Talking about the song, he said:

The song was originally meant to include the line “Oh, baby you should go and fuck yourself” instead of “…love yourself”.

Rihanna could get away with saying ‘you should go and fuck yourself,’ in my mind anyway.

Sheeran said he never got around to showing the track to Rihanna, and went to Bieber instead.

It kind of came at a zeitgeist time for his career, where he had fallen out of grace with the public, and he had this comeback song that was quite grown up.

We wonder how different ‘Love Yourself’ would’ve sounded had Rihanna sung it in the first place.

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