Nick Cannon Is Reportedly Leaving America's Got Talent !! Find Out Why !!
|Nick Cannon Is Reportedly Leaving America's Got Talent !! Find Out Why !!|
“I write this from a deeply saddened and dolorous mindset,” Cannon wrote in a lengthy Facebook post. “After days of deliberating over some extremely disappointing news that I was being threatened with termination by Executives because of a comedy special that was only intended to bring communities closer together, I was to be punished for a joke.
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This has weighed heavy on my spirit. It was brought to my attention by my ‘team’ that NBC believed that I was in breach of contract because I had disparaged their brand.
In my defense, I would ask how so? Or is this just another way to silence and control an outspoken voice who often battles the establishment.”
“I find myself in a dark place having to make a decision that I wish I didn’t have to, but as a man, an artist, and a voice for my community I will not be silenced, controlled or treated like a piece of property,” he added.
pleasure to work with but my soul won’t allow me to be in business with corporations that attempt to frown on freedom of speech, censor artists, and question cultural choices.”
The joke in question aired as part of Cannon's Showtime special, Stand Up, Don't Shoot, which premiered Friday on the pay cabler.
"I honestly believe, once I started doing America’s Got Talent, they took my real n—r card.
“I can’t do the real n—r stuff no more, because then they’ll put me on TMZ."
Earlier in his Showtime special, his third on the pay cabler, Cannon made several jokes about NBC and the difference in language he used in the special compared to the more family-friendly reality competition.
"That's what NBC is gonna stand for tonight: 'N—rs better come on, 'cuz n—rs be cussin', so n—rs be careful," said Cannon.
"'Cuz y'all see me on the show. I mean sometimes I wish I could say the stuff that I want to say. … But I can't say that. I can't talk like that 'cuz that would mess up the white money. It will."