Good Morning Britain presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid were forced to apologise to viewers after guest Dizzee Rascal swore live. The rapper and Morgan descended into a heated clash during which Dizzee told the GMB host he would “p*** off both sides” of the BLM debate with his comments. Morgan and Reid immediately apologised to their audience before bringing the discussion to a close.
Morgan questioned Dizzee Rascal over his views on the Black Lives Matter movement but the rapper and songwriter insisted he would not be swayed from the topic he had been invited to discuss.
The GMB guest slammed the presenter saying ‘I am not the black spokesman’ as he said he would not make comments on the issue so early in the morning.
Dizzee Rascal said: “You know who you need on here? You need Akala. Pick up Akala.
“We are not going to fall out but that’s the spokesman for something sensible. I’m not just going to say anything…I’m just going to p*** off both sides.”
Susanna Reid immediately followed saying: “When you mentioned it’s early in the morning, that’s one of the things we can’t say.
“So I would just say apologies for that particular word.”
Dizzee Rascal then defused the tension making Piers Morgan laugh feigning ignorance about his blunder: “Which word?”
Morgan insisted Dizzee did not have to make a comment but said he was interested in the rapper’s opinion because of his insight as a black man.
The rapper explained: ”I personally take any opportunity when I want… because of social media. But right now, it’s real early and it’s going to just cause a bunch of whatever – unnecessary.
“We’re here to talk about this beautiful thing where everybody can come together in their cars regardless of their colour, creed, size, whatever’s different about them! “
Morgan responded: ”Fair enough! I think that’s completely fair enough. I think you’re perfectly entitled to say that, and I don’t want to force you t say anything if you’re concerned about doing it this early in the morning,” Piers commented.
“You, you can’t force me!” Dizzee added.
And Piers replied: “I’ve got no intention of forcing you! You’ve reacted very aggressively to a polite question! I was just asking you what I think!”
Published at Tue, 23 Jun 2020 10:25:00 +0000