Nick Cannon’s name has been popping up in headlines all week for some controversial remarks he made during an interview with Professor Griff of Public Enemy fame. After ViacomCBS fired the now former Wild ‘N Out host, 50 Cent seized the opportunity to announce he was creating a Wild ‘N Out parody of his own called Out Wild starring comedian Michael Blackson. He explained it’s “kinda like a show that got cancelled.”
After The Shade Room re-shared Fiddy’s post, Cannon slid in the comment section to clown the television mogul.
“Hahaha it be your own people!!!” he wrote. “Feels like when @losangelesconfidential came in and took over G-Unit!! ‘Damn Homey, in Highschool you was the man Homey!!”
50 started ribbing Cannon almost immediately after ViacomCBS announced they were severing ties with the Power 106 personality on Tuesday (July 14). In a since-deleted post he said, “Damn, Nikki, what the fuck was you on that stupid ass podcast talking about? No More Wilding Out Hun! (Don’t worry Be Happy).”
Cannon’s relationship with the media giant came to an abrupt end after a clip of the Cannon’s Class interview with Griff went viral. He was accused of making anti-Semitic and anti-White remarks.
“It’s never hate speech, you can’t be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people,” Cannon said. “When we are the same people who they want to be. That’s our birthright. We are the true Hebrews.”
He added, “The people who don’t have [melanin] … are a little less … so they’re acting out of fear, they’re acting out of low self-esteem. They’re acting out of a deficiency, so therefore they only way that they can act is evil. They have to rob, steal, rape, kill and fight in order to survive … so then these people that didn’t have what we have — and when I say we, I mean the melaninated people — they had to be savages. They had to be barbaric … so they’re the ones that are actually closer to animals. They are the true savages.”
Nick Cannon says white people are "a little less," "closer to animals," "the true savages," "acting out of a deficiency so the only way they can act is evil." When does he get canceled? pic.twitter.com/vK3TBDW9i8
— Adam Ford (@Adam4d) July 14, 2020
Cannon has issued two formal public apologies to the Jewish community — one came in the form of a nearly 1,500-word Facebook post and the second arrived in a tweet fired off on Wednesday night (July 15). As a result, the FOX Network decided to keep Cannon as the host of The Masked Singer.
“First and foremost I extend my deepest and most sincere apologies to my Jewish sisters and brothers for the hurtful and divisive words that came out of my mouth during my interview with Richard Griffin,” he tweeted. “They reinforced the worst stereotypes of a proud and magnificent people and I feel ashamed of the uninformed and naïve place that these words came from. The video of this interview has since been removed.”
Cannon is demanding ownership of Wild ‘N Out and an apology from ViacomCBS.
They reinforced the worst stereotypes of a proud and magnificent people and I feel ashamed of the uninformed and naïve place that these words came from. The video of this interview has since been removed.
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) July 16, 2020