Nick Cannon is attempting to make his wrongs right by sitting down with a rabbi to discuss the anti-Semitic comments he made about the Jewish community. The 39-year-old star took to his Instagram and deleted all traces of his scary weekend posts that made fans question his mental health.
Following a week of devastating backlash, including losing his job as host of “Wild ‘n Out,” Nick Cannon’s first troubling post came on Friday when he tagged himself in “Heaven” and said, “Goodbye Earth.”
He followed it up with a tweet writing, “Y’all can have this planet. I’m out!” and went silent on social media until Sunday. After leaving fans to worry he may harm himself, Nick Cannon broke his silence by confirming he was having suicidal thoughts and informing his followers that his good friend took his own life.
“After waking up & barely rising from my own dark contemplation of continuing my physical existence on this planet,” Nick Cannon wrote that rapper Ryan Bowers “actually had the balls to do it.”
I hurt an entire community and it pained me to my core, I thought it couldn’t get any worse. Then I watched my own community turn on me and call me a sell-out for apologizing. Goodnight. Enjoy Earth🙏🏾💙
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) July 17, 2020
Revealing he felt like he “failed my little brother,” the “Masked Singer host added, “I can’t help but think if I wasn’t so engulfed in my own bullshit I could’ve been there for you when you finally took your life after several attempts… Fuck this place!!” While several fans told him to “stay strong,” Russell Simmons added insult to injury with his “tone-deaf” comments back.
As of Monday, July 20, Nick Cannon deleted all traces of his troubling posts on Instagram but they are still present on his Twitter. Replacing the suicidal thoughts on his Instagram, the star teased a clip showing him talking to a rabbi about the backlash following his anti-Semitic comments.
Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse… 2020 is definitely the most fucked up year I’ve ever witnessed! After waking up & barely rising from my own dark contemplation of continuing my physical existence on… https://t.co/L8Bp6143Bn
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) July 19, 2020
In the video, Nick Cannon admits that “I made a lot of people mad. Your community mad. My community mad by apologizing.” When Rabbi Abraham Cooper asked Nick if he was sincere with his apology, Cannon responded back, “Do you feel I am sincere?”
“At this point, yes,” he responded. Nick Cannon then told the rabbi that “hate is very contagious,” and “I don’t have hatred for any group of people but especially Jewish people because I feel like there’s a connection.”
Watch the full teaser below.