African-American Rapper, Nick Cannon has been fired by the Producers of his show, Nick Cannon’s Wild n Out’, ViacomCBS for making anti-white racist comments and theories on a recent live podcast.
Nick Cannon broke the internet this Wednesday Morning after a 90 minute live podcast discussion with a former member of rap group Public Enemy, Professor (Richard Griffin) Griff. Griff was fired from the popular group in 1989 for making racist, anti-Semitic comments during an interview with the Washington Times.
The episode of the podcast titled, ‘Cannon’s Class’ featured Professor Griff and Cannon singing the praises of Nation of Islam Leader, Louis Farrakhan. According to the Washington Post, Farrakhan is also a known anti-Semite who regularly accuses Jews of manipulating various world Governments, including that of the United States.
While condemning the statements, ViacomCBS issued a statement saying; “ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism.”
The company thereafter dissolved its relationship with Nick Cannon.
Both men father discussed conspiracy theories which included Nick Cannon calling White people close to animals and naturally evil due to a lack of melanin. He said unlike white people who have no compassion, melanin comes with compassion. Therefore, black people are filled with compassion, and white people who lack melanin are less because they cannot trap the power of the sun in their skins.
Both men further discussed the Rothschilds, a prominent banking family in the United States where (Cannon) asserted further that black people were Semitic by birthright and could therefore not be anti-Semitic.
Nick Cannon has had a long standing relationship with ViacomCBS, the parent company of VH1 and MTV, where he produces his Hip Hop shows and regularly hosts the annual HALO Awards for the company.
Nick Cannon who has been under fire on the internet expressed disappointment at being fired from the company. Issuing a statement in defense of his actions he said;
“I am deeply saddened in a moment so close to reconciliation that the powers that be, misused an important moment for us to all grow closer together and learn more about one another,” the actor said in a lengthy post on his verified Facebook account Wednesday morning.”
Instead the moment was stolen and highjacked to make an example of an outspoken black man. I will not be bullied, silenced, or continuously oppressed by any organization, group, or corporation. I am disappointed that Viacom does not understand or respect the power of the black community.”
While responding to his comments, Viacom noted the lack of apology or remorse by the rapper and said;
“While we support ongoing education and dialogue in the fight against bigotry, we are deeply troubled that Nick has failed to acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism, and we are terminating our relationship with him.”
Cannon however called out the company saying it owed him full ownership of his billion dollar brand, ‘Wild n Out’ in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
“I created a billion-dollar brand that expanded across a multitiered empire that is still Viacom’s biggest digital brand, touring business, talent discovery and incubation system and successful restaurant franchise,” Cannon wrote. “Based on trust and empty promises, my ownership was swindled away from me. For Viacom to be so deceptive is no surprise; they have been mistreating and robbing our community for years, underpaying talent on their biggest brands like Love & Hip Hop, all of BET programming and of course, Wild ‘N Out.”