The singer said that he enjoys all perspectives on his music as it proves he has "done something right" by getting people to react to it.
"I'm thankful for the love as much as I am about the hate, it shows I'm doing something right," Sheeran tweeted. "At least people have an opinion."
The star went on to quote 50 Cent's 'In Da Club' when replying to a fan. He added: "@iamcoxhead 'if they hate then let me hate and watch the money pile up' is a 50 quote i live by"
Sheeran shot straight to the number one position with his debut album + on the US iTunes store last week. He is expected to land within the Billboard 200 Top Ten later this week.
Watch the music video for Ed Sheeran's latest single 'Small Bump' below: