Twitter Goes Nuclear on Piers Morgan for Scolding ‘Little Piece of Work’ Nicki Minaj


Piers Morgan is a worldwide Twitter trend right now, and it’s all because of his incredibly provocative post about Nicki Minaj.

First, some background. Both Minaj and Taylor Swift got nominated for VMA awards, but Swift’s “Bad Blood” got a nomination for Video of the Year, while Minaj’s “Anaconda” didn’t. Minaj complained about what that says about the industry, and Swift thought it was a dig at her. Here’s their now-infamous Twitter exchange:

Basically, Minaj’s contention is that artists like her don’t get recognized as much as artists like Swift because of certain biases in the music industry towards race and body shape.

And then in walked Piers Morgan, with his usual humility:

And Morgan’s post is actually titled “Don’t play the race or skinny cards, Ms Minaj – you’re just a stroppy little piece of work whose video wasn’t as good as Taylor Swift’s.”

He recalls how Minaj was rude to him when he tried to say hello to her when she guested on America’s Got Talent. Morgan calls out Black Twitter not just for going after Swift, but for “collectively leap[ing] on any perceived racial insult or bias to expel their indignation.”

He calls Minaj’s claims “hogwash” and scolds her for playing the race card:

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.

Well, as Morgan predicted, lots of people didn’t like what he had to say, and, well, this is what ensued:

Morgan, of course, defended himself:

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