Piers Morgan has criticised Stormzy for telling a group of children that Boris Johnson is a “very, very bad man.”
During a Vice interview with Year 3 pupils from his former primary school in Thornton Heath, London, the rapper was quizzed on all sorts of subjects, from why he didn’t like ‘wastemen’ to which celebrity he’d most like to “snog.”
When one student asked the 26-year-old why he wasn’t keen on the current prime minister, he laughed that “he’s going to come and blow your house down.”
Morgan responded to the video on Twitter, sharing the clip and arguing that Stormzy “shouldn’t have been allowed” to share his thoughts with the little ones.
“The kid asked me a question and I replied truthfully nothing wrong with that Piers lol,” the grime star replied to the controversial Good Morning Britain presenter, but Morgan refused to back down.
“Come off it Stormzy – saying stuff like that to a bunch of very young schoolkids isn’t cool, and you know it,” he clapped back. “You’re a hugely influential role model now to so many youngsters. Wield that power more carefully.”
“No, it isn’t cool, it’s the truth lol.” the ‘Vossi Bop’ singer continued. “Again, they asked me a question and I answered it truthfully and with jest. I gave em my opinion. They’ll grow up and be able to make their own. This ain’t a shocking incident pal sorry lol.”
Stormzy was an avid supporter of Jeremy Corbyn in the run-up to the recent UK General Election. Talking to his millions of followers on Instagram, he described the Labour Party leader “a man of hope, a man of justice, a man of equality.”