Ed Sheeran Explains Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Face: Ariana Grande's Dirty Joke Made Him Laugh

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English singer Ed Sheeran performs during the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Earl's Court exhibition centre in London on December 2, 2014. 

Ed Sheeran would like to clear something up.

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He knows the Internet had a bit of a laugh when photos emerged from last week's taping of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, where he looked particuarly excited to be around so many models. But Sheeran, in a new interview with Elvis Duran, explains that his joke-y expression was because Ariana Grande was making him laugh.

"It was fun, but I kind of felt like the hobbit in the elven kingdom!" Sheeran joked. " ... Can I tell you why I was laughing? Basically there were all these big inflatable bouncy black balls that are bouncing around in the crowd on the finale bit. Ariana Grande comes up and stands up next to me and just looks at me and goes, 'I love big black balls.' In my head I was like, 'If she knows what that means then I love her, and if she doesn't know what that means, it's even better!"

On a more serious note, Sheeran said he was thrilled with his recent Grammy nominations, but he's far from peaking.

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"There's still a lot more to achieve," Sheeran told the radio show. "I think there are benchmarks that are set by artists that I look up to and I haven't reached the benchmarks yet. I'm definitely on the way, but I look up to people like Coldplay, and U2, and Bruce Springsteen and there's a lot more to do basically! I've only gotten started."