Stormzy and Piers Morgan fall out over Boris Johnson comments
Stormzy has defended himself after Piers Morgan took issue with him criticising Boris Johnson to a group of children.
The UK grime star was talking to young pupils at his old primary school in Thornton Heath, south London, when he was asked why he was not a fan of the Prime Minister.
He replied that Mr Johnson was "a very very bad man".
Stormzy, who was a vocal supporter of Jeremy Corbyn in the run-up to the General Election, also compared Mr Johnson to the "big, bad wolf".
Good Morning Britain star Morgan was quick to comment, writing on Twitter: "He shouldn't have done this, and shouldn't have been allowed to do this."
He shouldn't have done this, and shouldn't have been allowed to do this. https://t.co/0F29tLrFZ6— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 18, 2019
Stormzy responded: "The kid asked me a question and I replied truthfully nothing wrong with that Piers lol."
The presenter replied that the music star should use his power "more carefully", tweeting: "Come off it @stormzy – saying stuff like that to a bunch of very young schoolkids isn't cool, and you know it.
"You're a hugely influential role model now to so many youngsters, wield that power more carefully."
Stormzy replied: "No it isn't cool, it's the truth lol.
"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."
No it isn't cool, it's the truth lol. 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 https://t.co/EgnQ0KMIZC— HEAVY IS THE HEAD (@stormzy) December 18, 2019
Before the election, Stormzy urged his fans to vote for Labour and described Mr Johnson as a "f****** prick" in an impassioned video to his 2.7 million Instagram followers.
He said Mr Corbyn was "a man of hope, a man of justice, a man of equality".