Ed Sheeran Says You Are a 'Melon' For Believing He Would Do an All-Male Lady Marmalade Cover
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"I didn't say I wanted to cover it you melons."

Hey Mister, go Mister, soul Mister -- no Mister.

If you were one of the very few people hoping to see Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars performing in cabaret lingerie... we have some bad news.

Ed confirmed on Thursday that he never intended covering an all-male version of "Lady Marmalade" following significant backlash online.

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"Guyz, obviously an all-male 'Lady Marmalade' would be completely dreadful," he posted on Instagram. "I didn't say I wanted to cover it you melons, just that loads of people on a track like that might be fun."

He added: "Lighten up, it's nearly summer #bbq4life."

Earlier this week, the mental image conjured itself when Sheeran revealed during an interview with Charlamagne Tha God that the famous 2001 "Moulin Rouge" colab —- featuring Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Pink, Mya and Missy Elliott —- was the inspiration for his upcoming album, "No.6 Collaborations Project".

"This project actually started with one idea I had, which was — you remember 'Lady Marmalade', right? This is such a silly idea, but I had an idea of doing that," he said. "And I was like, 'You could get Bruno, Bieber and me on a record.' How fun would that be?"

The 'idea' went down like a lead balloon online, as fans made it clear that was a gender-switched reboot they most definitely did not want to see.... or hear.

Read some of the reactions below.

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