In recent weeks, the song's pre-chorus ("Boy, let's not talk too much/ Grab on my waist and put that body on me") started to receive comparisons to the '90s R&B classic for its similar lyrical rhythm ("No, I don't want no scrubs/ A scrub is a guy that can't get no love from me"). Now, Sheeran validates the comparisons by adding "No Scrubs" co-writers Kandi Burruss and Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, of the girl group Xscape, along with Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs to the song's credits.
Kandi Burruss, a current leading player on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, took the time out to celebrate her latest writing credit on Instagram. "Congrats #edsheeran @teddysphotos for having the #1 album! & thank you for allowing @majorgirl & I to share in the success of #ShapeOfYou! #1 for 7 weeks! This is how I dance every time this song comes on. #ShapeOfYou #Blessings."