Ed Sheeran has decided to take a break from social media after drawing a backlash from Lady Gaga's fans for his alleged reference to the female singer during an interview with Zane Lowe in January. The "Castle on the Hill" crooner said musicians should know what they personally want to do, and should not always rely on what other people have to say. "I do not want to be the kind of artist who has had two successful albums and then feels invincible," he told the radio jockey.

His comments about artists performing at Super Bowl particularly caught the attention of Little Monsters who were quick to accuse the Brit singer of indirectly slamming Lady Gaga ahead of her Super Bowl performance last February.

His remarks even raised speculation on whether he is having a feud with the female artist or not.

'One comment ruins your day'

Ed Sheeran, in a recent interview with The Sun, admitted that the incident has forced him to stop using his Twitter account after receiving a surge of hate comments from the supporters of the "Bad Romance" singer.

The 26-year-old singer-songwriter said he can no longer stand the hate he has been getting on the social media platform. Ed Sheeran, however, slammed Lady Gaga's fans for assuming that he was referring to her when he made those remarks. Instead of reading through his social media timeline, the "Thinking Of You" artist usually turns to his family and friends to ask for their opinion of him.

Stop the hate

Lady Gaga, on the other hand, has finally spoken up to address her alleged feud with the English singer. In fact, the Mother Monster came to his defense and asked her fans to stop attacking the male singer. The "You and I" singer even reminded them to spread positivity instead of throwing shade on social media.

"What an incredibly talented artist. I love Ed," she captioned her photo with the co-singer. "[Ed Sheeran] deserves all our love and respect like all humans do."

The American singer went on and appealed to her fans to create a community that will empower others. She also added that there is no reason to criticize another singer just because they are leading the race.

"Work harder to be kinder everybody. That should be your first duty to humanity," Lady Gaga ended her post.

Her Instagram post garnered positive response from her followers who commended her for defending Ed Sheeran from getting cyber bullied by some of her supporters. The "Joanne" artist was even lauded by Sheerios for making an effort to address her alleged feud with the Brit singer.