Nick Cannon, the celebrated host of America’s Got Talent is reportedly quitting the show after he heard that the Network Executives were considering firing him.
Reported on ABC News, Nick Cannon did a stand up comedy special, and according to the news report, Cannon changed the “N” in NBC to the “N ‘Word.'” That infuriated the Executives at NBC and were considering firing him.
Cannon responded, laughing, “First of all think about it: If they fire me from America’s Got Talent ‘cause of things I said, then I can sue them then I can create a whole controversy. ‘NBC hates black people.’”
Here’s what Nick Cannon posted on his Facebook page:
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. 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. Recently many of my mentors have cautioned me that soon “The System” would come down on me because I was speaking too many truths and being to loud about it. I had no idea that it all would hit so close to home. 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. There is no amount of money worth my dignity or my integrity.