Piers Morgan is clearly Team Taylor Swift.
Yesterday’s Twitter feud between Swift and Minaj got the industry talking, but leave it to Piers Morgan to offer his unsolicited opinion on the debacle. He wrote a piece for the Daily Mail, and the entire response is cringeworthy and unprofessional. That’s our job!
Morgan opened the piece noting Nicki Minaj was fired from Red Lobster for being rude to customers, as if her persona many years ago shares a similar resemblance to yesterday’s ongoing Twitter rant. Then, Morgan brings in personal drama from a past experience where his sons were denied the chance to meet Minaj backstage after her appearance on America’s Got Talent which Morgan was a judge on, calling her a “stroppy little piece of work.”
Minaj’s Tweets about the VMA’s decision to disregard her “Anaconda” music video in the Video of the Year category sparked these painful memories for Morgan and here we are, a lengthy letter emerges ripping Minaj a new one and defending America’s sweetheart.
Morgan says he was attacked by the self-named “Black Twitter” group, “a very large, vocal and aggressive social media group of mainly black Americans who collectively leap on any perceived racial insult or bias to expel their indignation,” as he puts it, after one of his Tweets supposedly “delegitimize black lives.” He adds, “By coincidence, I myself also ran foul of Black Twitter yesterday when I responded to the current popular activist hashtag ‘#BlackLivesMatter’ by tweeting: ‘#ALLLivesmatter.’”
“So I have every sympathy with Taylor, who did absolutely nothing wrong. And I have no sympathy with Nicki Minaj, who emerges as a whiny brat that just doesn’t like losing. Her charges of racism and big-bodyism are frankly laughable when you consider that three of the five nominations for Video of the Year are black artists. And one of them is Beyonce, whose own body is far more aligned to the Minaj school of physical beauty than Taylor Swift’s.”
Morgan claims the reason Minaj’s video wasn’t nominated for Video of the Year was because it “wasn’t as good as the others which did,” because he’s experienced on the matter.
He concluded, “There’s also no doubt that many of the world’s top music stars today are black, and command both the financial reward and respect that such status and talent deserves. For Nicki Minaj, who is indisputably very talented, to play the race card just because her video didn’t get the nomination she wanted is a cheap piece of faux outrage deliberately designed to stir up unnecessary racial tension where it shouldn’t exist.”