Piers Morgan has slammed Nicki Minaj for claiming race was a reason she wasn’t nominated for the Video Of The Year at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Minaj had gone on a Twitter rant after the nominees list was announced, claiming she wasn’t nominated because of her skin color and body shape.
Taylor Swift had taken Nicki Minaj’s comments as a dig at her, with ‘Black Twitter’ going hard at Swift for the comments.
Morgan, in a new article, supported Taylor Swift, and criticized Nicki for stooping so low.
“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.”
“Further, 43 of the entire list of 75 nominations for this year’s VMAs include black artists.”
Oh, and Minaj herself gets three nominations in other categories.”
“So the central allegations are a load of old hogwash.”
“The reason your video didn’t get nominated for Video of the Year, Ms Minaj, is that it wasn’t as good as the others which did.”
“Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar all made better ones.”
“That’s not my opinion because I’m white.”
“Or because I prefer skinny women to more voluptuous women (for the record, I don’t…).”
“It’s my opinion based on watching them all, and agreeing with the nominations.”
You can read his full article here.