Piers Morgan Draws Blood From Nicki Minaj In Article

Piers Morgan Draws Blood From Nicki Minaj In Article

Ok, this is not an LGBT issue. But it’s drama, and I just couldn’t pass it up. 🙂

So, the MTV Video Music Award nominations were announced on Tuesday morning — and the cable network’s picks quickly sparked a Twitterstorm by Nicki Minaj.

When the rapper’s record-breaking Anaconda was passed over for Video of the Year in favour of Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood, Minaj suggested that it was because she wasn’t the “right” kind of artist to get the coveted nomination. Minaj said MTV snubbed her video because the VMAs are too mainstream and celebrate “women with very slim bodies,” while snubbing black female artists.

“When the ‘other’ girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture they get that nomination,” Minaj wrote during her hours-long Twitter rant.

“I’m not always confident. Just tired. Black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it,” she continued, when a fan praised her strength and confidence.

The “Feeling Myself” rapper went on to get embroiled in a social media feud with Swift, who assumed she was taking a direct jab at her.

“@NICKIMINAJ I’ve done nothing but love & support you. It’s unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot,” Swift tweeted.

Following this storm, in an article for Mail Online 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‘, Piers Morgan shared his opinion on the matter.

Read what he wrote below:

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Superstar rapper Nicki Minaj once worked at a Red Lobster restaurant in the Bronx.

She was fired for ‘discourtesy to customers’.

This followed a familiar behavioural pattern.

By her own admission, Minaj was fired from ‘at least fifteen jobs’ for similar reasons.

That’s a LOT of jobs and a LOT of discourtesy.

I experienced at firsthand what a stroppy little piece of work she could be when she appeared as a guest act on America’s Got Talent when I was still a judge on the show.

My three sons, aged 16, 13 and 9 at the time, were keen to get a photo with her backstage.

I approached her dressing room, where she was lounging and yawning on a couch, and made the polite request.

Back came the message: ‘No.’

‘Sorry?’ I replied.

‘Ms Minaj is not available.’

‘Not even to say hello?’

‘NOT. AVAILABLE.’

My audience with her goons was over and I had to break the news to my sons that ‘Ms Minaj’ was too busy doing nothing to grant them a second of her precious time.

She proceeded to scowl her way through her entire time with AGT, on stage and off.

I thought of this when I watched Twitter blow up last night with Minaj’s angry rant about her supposed snub at the hands of the MTV Video Music Awards.

The main thrust of her fury seemed to be that her Anaconda video should have been nominated for Video of the Year, and the reasons it hadn’t been were because she’s a) black and b) not skinny enough.

Her tweets exploded like toxic firecrackers.

‘If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies,’ she raged, ‘you will be nominated for vid of the year.’

‘If I was a different ‘kind’ of artist,’ she sneered, ‘Anaconda would be nominated for vid of the year as well.’

‘When the ‘other’ girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture, they get that nomination.’

And on and on she flounced.

The target of her tempestuous tirade was self-evidently Taylor Swift, who did get nominated in the Video of the Year category, along with 8 other nominations, and is both white and skinny.

Taylor wasn’t happy, tweeting Minaj to say: ‘I’ve done nothing but love and support you. It’s unlike you to pit women against each other.’

Minaj reacted with a blatant lie.

‘Huh? U must not be reading my tweets. Didn’t say a word about u.’

It’s my turn to say HUH?

How many other skinny white women got nominated in the category?

Answer: zero.

Despite this, Taylor was promptly eaten alive on social media by the self-styled ‘Black Twitter’ – 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.

By coincidence, I myself also ran foul of Black Twitter yesterday when I responded to the current popular activist hashtag ‘#BlackLivesMatter’ by tweeting: ‘#ALLLivesmatter.’

I was trending in America for several hours as Black Twitter vented its wrath at my supposed attempt to ‘delegitimize black lives’.

One person even dubbed me a ‘white supremacist’ as the bile spewed in, despite the fact that I spent much of my time at CNN – when I wasn’t confronting gun nuts – fighting for racial equality and justice for murdered young innocent black men like Trayvon Martin.

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 Beyoncé, 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, Beyoncé, 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.

In one final dig at Taylor Swift, Minaj moaned that whereas Taylor was applauded for leaving the music streaming company Spotify, she herself was ‘dragged’ for launching a rival called Tidal.

What she failed to point out was that Taylor put her new album on Tidal, thus directly supporting it.

There’s no doubt that in the past, the music industry was, like Hollywood, rife with racism, both overt and covert.

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.

Shame on you, Ms Minaj.

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  1. Francis
    July 24, 05:44 Reply

    I still believe Nicki was directly shading Taylor but for the benefit of the doubt sha…. Taylor don apologise, move on. Piers comes off as needing several seats sometimes and this in my opinion use one of those times. Sometimes artistes are just not in the mood for autographs, pictures and all that ish. He’s acting as though Nicki blew off a whole me, Piers Morgan.

  2. Max
    July 24, 05:57 Reply

    I love Minaj . But this was silly and childish of her

    • Pink Panther
      July 24, 06:02 Reply

      Absolutely so.
      It wasn’t even as though she was snubbed any nominations. She scored THREE. Hian! Some bishes though

  3. pete
    July 24, 06:29 Reply

    Nick played the race/sex card. Piers is an attention-seeking twat

  4. Peak
    July 24, 06:41 Reply

    Yes! racism is alive and. Thriving in the music industry.
    Yes! nicky was shading taylor
    Yes Nicky deserved a spot in that category (even though I think her talent is slightly above average). Taylor earned her spot there as well. I don’t care for taylor but bad blood. Is a catchy tune with a really dope video.
    Taylor was right, one of the. Boys took her spot. IMO. Ed and Beyonce don’t deserve a placement in that category. I haven’t seen kendricks video 4 which he was norminated, so I don’t ve a verdict on that one. As 4 Uptown. Funk?? An ok videi,but video of the year? Still not sure how I feel about that one.

    With that said, this Piers Morgan guy needs to shut the hell up. Nicky is right and direct with her rant about black artist doing remarkably well and getting little or no recognition for their hardwork. Wait till the nominations for the grammys roll out later in the year and u. Will find white nobodies all over the place. All white acts have to do is do a half hearted duplication of what black acts have been doing, and they would be showered with critical acclaims with their sales hitting the roof. Adele, Sam smith, JT, robin thicke etc are being praise and said to ve soul when we have more black soul and RnB artists that would sing them into oblivion. There is serious racism in the industry, and its getting worse with each passing day.

    Has anyone. Noticed that there can only. be a handful of successful black main stream acts at point in time, compared to white acts who see success by their dozen. Winning and slaying simultaneously effortlessly. So make bros put a lid on it and just admit that he is still salty that nicky denied him an audience years ago.

    • Francis
      July 24, 06:46 Reply

      I don’t see awards as equals to success (plenty money in the bank) sha! Bad Blood killed it! Anaconda was just surgery enhanced booty everywhere. I wonder what men find attractive in heavy duty nyansh. lol

      • pete
        July 24, 07:31 Reply

        who doesn’t like heavy duty nyansh whether natural or surgically enhanced?

      • ambivalentone
        July 24, 15:17 Reply

        Please ask them o. Prick go come be like pencil beside am *shudders*

  5. kacee
    July 24, 07:35 Reply

    I can’t believe nicki could go so low for not winning that award, damn girl u’ve got plenty of those already.

  6. MagDiva
    July 24, 07:45 Reply

    It irks me to no end when people play the race card for no darn reason. It’s like the boy that cried wolf; after a while no one takes you serious. And really? She hopped to be nominated for that trashy porn music video? Gimme a break.

    For someone who cannot stand Mr Piers, I actually agree with him this time. Racism is a serious issue and shouldn’t be used to score cheap point Ms Minaj

  7. #Chestnut
    July 24, 08:08 Reply

    Onika should rest biko…MTV’s Anaconda don’t want none…(Couldn’t resist hehe). Did she really think Anaconda video was better than Bad Blood? Really? Because plenty big nyashes were involved?REALLY?

  8. Masked Man
    July 24, 08:27 Reply

    Ya all be talking like Taylor Swift aint talented. I’m not a switfy,(hello BeyHives), but Taylor is one talented white bish. Not like Britney and her likes.

    No doubt, Nicki has been hella consistent. No doubting her talents and her body parts. But she stooped too low to play the racism card. She should have done the talking with more hard work. In my opinion, Anaconda doesn’t deserve to be in that category. I Kent lie.

    As for the Grammys and the Oscars, goodluck to black people. But the truth is that white people are also talented too.

    But it baffles me that Akon never won a Grammy. He could only score four nominations. Biko what can Sam Smith sing better than Akon?

  9. Khaleesi
    July 24, 08:30 Reply

    Shame on you Ms Minaj, aren’t you a lil too old to be acting all whiny and teary simply cos you didnt get your way – like a petulant pouty 4yr old #NotCute

  10. Peak
    July 24, 10:43 Reply

    Let me get this straight

    9/11 abi na 7/11 which had a home made looking type of video got norminated for video of the year, and she is deserves it?

    Ed ginger bread sheridan

    • Peak
      July 24, 11:05 Reply

      Ed ginger bread sheeran who had a music video of him and a girl dancing around on a theater stage got a nomination.

      Mark. Ronson and bruno mars with his hair done and nails did, drabbed in pink suite (which was uber cool by the way) got a nom.

      But a video that raked in over 5million views within 24hours, was on major news outlets and had mothers the word over cussing nicky for disgracing women and setting a bad example 4 young girls. The same video that got all the bitches around the globe singing “O’my god look at her butt” and “fuck them skinny bitches”, left dent on pop and urban culture but got snubbed after everything?? This is a video award biko and nicky deserves a nom right next to taylor. She is right for calling out the industry and the shows organisers for their BS. Working hard, making an impact only to be overlooked. Race is a key issue for these awards and everything that goes on in the music business these day. Nicky is even successful cos she is a light skinned girl (issue 4 another day).

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