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Taylor Swift's "Red" tour mate, Ed Sheeran, is speaking out against rumors he and Swifty are not just friends, but are perhaps friends "with benefits." Sheeran got tongues wagging when he tattooed Taylor's "Red" on his bicep shortly after her breakup with Conor Kennedy

"The A Team" singer was also spotted leaving Taylor's hotel room at 4 a.m. following the Brit Awards, where Taylor had to be kept apart from her ex, Harry Styles.

But Sheeran, who is also best buds with Styles and wrote One Direction's "Little Things," says he wouldn't want to ruin his friendship with Taylor by hooking up. "You don't have to bang a girl just because she's your friend. It's not a necessity," Sheeran tells The Sun. "So that's why I'd never go there with her. I wouldn't want to spoil things."

As for Sheeran's late night rendezvous in Swift's hotel room, he »

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