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Ed Sheeran, Lil Baby share '2step' music video filmed in Ukraine

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Ed Sheeran, Lil Baby share '2step' music video filmed in Ukraine
Ed Sheeran released a music video for his "2step" remix featuring Lil Baby that was filmed in Kyiv before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

April 22 (UPI) -- Ed Sheeran is back with a new music video.

The 31-year-old British singer released a video for a remix of his song "2step" featuring American rapper Lil Baby, 27.

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The "2step" video shows Sheeran and Lil Baby roam Kyiv, Ukraine. The pair are joined by dozens of people who perform a coordinated dance in the streets.

In a statement, Sheeran said the video was filmed in 2021 before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

"I filmed the video for 2step in the city of Kyiv, Ukraine before the devastating acts of violence started to take place. It was my first time visiting the country and I felt so welcomed during my stay there -- everyone from the production crew to the many people I met across my days off," the star said.

"Ukraine is a proud and resilient country and I'm grateful to have had the chance to film my video there," he added. "I stand with Ukraine and will be donating my record royalties from YouTube streams of the video to the DEC's Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal."

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The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal helps provide food, water, shelter and medical assistance to those in need.

The original version of "2step" appears on Sheeran's fifth studio album, =, released in October. The album also features the singles "Bad Habits," "Shivers," "Overpass Graffiti" and "The Joker and the Queen."

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Ed Sheeran attends Capital FM Summertime Ball in London, on June 9, 2012. The following year, Sheeran appeared as an adviser along with Cher on "The Voice." Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI | License Photo

Sheeran is nominated at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, which will take place in Las Vegas in May.

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