Former CNN host Piers Morgan had a few choice words for Beyonce’s HBO special that aired Saturday. Morgan, who admits to have a deep admiration for the Lemonade singer, spoke highly about Beyonce in his column referencing an interview he had with her five years ago.

“I once spent a delightful day with her in London for CNN and she was bright, warm, funny, sharp and incredibly impressive,” Morgan wrote

Yet despite his respect for her, Morgan accused Beyonce of using race, politics and the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton to sell her music.

“I have huge personal sympathy for both women and there is no doubt that African-Americans have been treated appallingly by certain rogue elements within the country’s police forces.But I felt very uneasy watching these women being used in this way to sell an album. It smacks of shameless exploitation.”

Morgan continues by saying he longs for the Beyonce he interviewed years ago, instead of the “the less inflammatory, agitating one.The one who didn’t use grieving mothers to shift records and further fill her already massively enriched purse.The one who didn’t play the race card so deliberately and to my mind, unnecessarily. “