The “Shape of You” singer asked New Zealand’s new leader Jacinda Ardern to grant him citizenship in a recorded video message aired by radio station ZM on Wednesday. The clip was promoting Sheeran’s upcoming gigs there.
The clip caught Ardern’s attention, and she issued a response, also via ZM.
“I understand you’ve put through a very informal request for citizenship,” Ardern said, before posing Sheeran questions about pineapple lumps and jandals.
The most important question came at the end, however, when she asked Sheeran if he’d “be willing to make New Zealand your home.”
Sheeran hasn’t yet responded. Presumably, he’s thinking out loud.
Check out the videos in the montage above.