Nick Cannon is not backing out the fight in reclaiming his television show, 'Wild 'N Out'. According to an exclusive report by The Shade Room, Nick Cannon and his team are planning on sending ViacomCBS to court with a lawsuit for $1.5 billion.
The world reacted to Cannon's recent controversial commentary after he was accused of antisemitism on his podcast, stating that "black people are the true Hebrews". Social media trended the discussion and demanded that he should held accountable for his words. On Monday, July 13th 2020, he addressed his comments through a lengthy Twitter thread, essentially apologizing to the public and the Jewish community.
Take a look at what he said below:
Anyone who knows me knows that I have no hate in my heart nor malice intentions. I do not condone hate speech nor the spread of hateful rhetoric. We are living in a time when it is more important than ever to promote unity and understanding.— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) July 13, 2020
The Black and Jewish communities have both faced enormous hatred, oppression persecution and prejudice for thousands of years and in many ways have and will continue to work together to overcome these obstacles.— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) July 13, 2020When you look at The Media, and other sectors in our nation’s history, African Americans and The people of the Jewish community have partnered to create some of the best, most revolutionary work we know today. (Cont.)— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) July 13, 2020
I am an advocate for people’s voices to be heard openly, fairly and candidly. In today’s conversation about anti-racism and social justice, I think we all including myself must continue educating one another &embrace uncomfortable conversations it’s the only way we ALL get better— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) July 13, 2020
I encourage more healthy dialogue and welcome any experts, clergy, or spokespersons to any of my platforms to hold me accountable and correct me in any statement that I’ve made that has been projected as negative. (Cont.)— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) July 13, 2020
Until then, I hold myself accountable for this moment and take full responsibility because My intentions are only to show that as a beautiful human species we have way more commonalities than differences, So let’s embrace those as well as each other. We All Family!🙏🏾— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) July 13, 2020
By the time his apologies hit the socially digital surface, ViacomCBS announced they were severing ties with Cannon, which sparked even more controversy amongst the public. Nick Cannon's comedic, hip-hop entertainment show, Wild 'N Out was under ViacomCBS, with the success of sixteen seasons resting in the hands of this network. Here are the statements shared in the exclusive report by Cannons team:
“The show was created by Nick Cannon with his idea and original thought. Wild’N Out has brought billions of dollars in revenue to Viacom since 2015. And Nick deserves and has earned everything it is worth.”
“From the platforms he provides for other entertainers, the jobs he creates for black youth, the time he gives to mentoring incarcerated men and women, to the money he gives back and puts into communities, homelessness, and people less fortunate. He is constantly evolving both spiritually and mentally, as well as, taking action in learning, education and bridging the gap within the Jewish and African American communities, so that it will allow us to build relationships, work together and learn from each other in order to move forward in equality.”
His team continues their exclusive statements to The Shade Room, by claiming that Cannon plans to "use the money from the lawsuit to invest in better education in underserved communities, as well as creating psychological programs, youth organizations, and developing inner city communities."
Talk about a support team with the ultimate mission statement. Their final statement in regards to the upcoming case was:
“If Viacom believes in growth, equality, education, then Viacom will do what is right and pay Nick what they owe, and giving him his $1.5 brand.”
Do you think Nick Cannon will win and take back his Wild 'N Out platform to the next level? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Presented by: @theshaderoom
Written by: Tasha Dowbachuk