LITTLE Mix accused Piers Morgan of telling “porkie pies” after he claimed they owed him money for using a Good Morning Britain clip on their world tour.
The video – played during a concert
in Madrid – shows Piers demanding an apology from Little Mix back in November.
Piers, 54, wrote to his 6.8million followers: “Ignore me? They’ve literally made me centre stage at their concerts… without my permission, incidentally, so they’ll be getting a large invoice.”
However, the band quote tweeted a reply: “Someone’s telling porkie pieeees. your bosses at GMB signed it off, including you… soz hun. Piers you gorgey hun, we know you’ve always been our number 1 fan. we’ve got a ticket at the box office with your name on it #comeandsayittomyface”.
Piers’ response comes after the band showed footage on stage of Piers demanding an apology from Little Mix after their body shaming row in November last year.
In it, Piers says: “Little Mix I think you need to make a public apology. If you’ve got the balls, come on this programme and say it to my face.”
They then remix the last word “face” before opening their song Wasabi with: “Come and say it to my face.”
Their feud begun when Piers accused Jesy Nelson, 28, Perrie Edwards, 25, Jade Thirlwall, 26, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 27, of using their bodies to sell records.
The band released a promotional image for their single Strip on their latest album LM5.
It showed the four members naked in black-and-white, with insults written over their bodies. The song is about the abuse they’ve received over the years.
Piers ranted about them on GMB, while also taking to Twitter to say: “Here’s a great idea, girls – if you want to really empower yourselves, get naked and put the word slut all over your body.”
He then accused them of stealing the idea from a similar photoshoot with the Dixie Chicks.
In a bizarre twist, Ariana Grande’s mother clashed with Piers on the micro-blogging site, before Ari stepped in herself.
The Into You singer said: “I use my talent AND my sexuality all the time because i choose to. women can be sexual AND talented. naked and dignified.
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“It’s OUR choice. & we will keep fighting til people understand. i say this w all due respect but thank u, next.
“Also @piersmorgan, i look forward to the day you realize there are other ways to go about making yourself relevant than to criticize young, beautiful, successful women for everything they do.
“I think that’ll be a beautiful thing for you and your career or what’s left of it.”
The feud escalated when Jesy Nelson called him a “silly t***” on Radio 1’s afternoon show with Nick Grimshaw.
This is what prompted Piers to demand an apology in the footage shown on stage in the second leg of their tour.
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