Nick Cannon says he is receiving death threats from people angry over his alleged anti-Semitic remarks.
The comedian is firing back at ViacomCBS after the media company fired him over the comments he made on his podcast.
Nick is clearly not pleased with the decision to fire him from his hit show “Wild ‘N Out” which he helped create. He wrote, “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. 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.”
He added, “My time at Viacom also birthed one of my other greatest creative accomplishments; their longest-running comedy series and the most successful Hip Hop programming in Television History “Wild ‘N Out”. An idea in which I self-financed out my own pocket and presented to MTV.”
Nick added, “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. 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. “
Following George Floyd and Breonna Taylor’s death, Nick said he personally reached out to ViacomCBS head Shari Redstone to have a conversation but was met with “Dead Silence!” He criticized the company of having such “poor council” that they would make such a “divisive decision in the midst of protest and civil uprising.”
As a result of his termination, Nick claims he is receiving death threats where people call him the N-word. He said, “My hope and original goal was to use this moment to show healing and acceptance and prayed that Viacom would use their powers for good. Instead I am now receiving death threats, hate messages calling me an ungrateful Ni–er and beyond. Viacom’s goal to keep me from providing for my family and lineage will be foiled.”
Nick claims to have been in contact with Rabbis, clergy and Professors since making his original comments. He said he apologizes to his Jewish Brothers and Sisters for putting them in “such a painful position.”
The comedian seems ready for battle against Viacom, writing, “As for Viacom, who is now on the wrong side of history, I will continue to pray for you. I don’t blame any individual, I blame the oppressive and racist infrastructure. Systemic racism is what this world was built on and was the subject in which I was attempting to highlight in the recent clips that have been circulating from my podcast. If I have furthered the hate speech, I wholeheartedly apologize.
He ended, “But now I am the one making demands. I demand full ownership of my billion dollar “Wild ‘N Out” brand that I created, and they will continue to misuse and destroy without my leadership! I demand that the hate and back door bullying cease and while we are at it, now that the truth is out, I demand the Apology!”