After Ed Sheeran released his syrupy sweet "Perfect Duet" with Beyoncé, Entertainment Tonight asked an innocent question shrouded in shade: how did he even get ahold of Queen B?

Sheeran claims he simply sent the pop star email, though he added that for privacy reasons the email address used to contact one of Beyonce's assistants (because let's be real, Yoncé doesn't have to spend her days trying to get to Inbox Zero like the rest of us), changes every week.

Sheeran also told ET that Beyoncé recorded her vocals for "Perfect Duet" back in September in one take, and that she decided to remove strings and drums from "Perfect," the original album track, making it the semi-listenable song it is today.

Image via Getty

Sign Up For The Morning PAPER

Nightlife

Madonna Is the Wildest Party Favor

Photography by Ricardo Gomes / Interview by Nile Rodgers / Story by Patrik Sandberg / Styling by Eyob Yohannes / Hair by Andy LeCompte / Makeup by Wendi Miyake
Fashion

PAPER Fashion: Madonna Diabla

Creative direction by Jess Cuevas / Art direction by Sakura Bready / Photography by Drew Escriva
Nightlife

Coolest Person in the Room: Jaden Walker

Story by Zach Shucklin / Photography by The Cobra Snake (Sponsored by Cuervo Tradicional Cristalino)