Nick Cannon is taking aim at haters who scolded the star for his “I can’t breathe” video over the weekend. The 39-year-old “Masked Singer” host took to Twitter to fire back at the backlash on Monday, July 27. It’s been a rough few weeks for Mariah Carey‘s ex-husband after losing his gig as “Wild ‘n Out” host when ViacomCBS severed ties with the star following his anti-Semitic comments about Jewish people. When he apologized for his actions, he said his community turned their back on him which made him consider taking his own life.
Nick Cannon caused waves again when he posted a black and white video on his Instagram page, showing him as the victim of police brutality. At one point in the clip, the star is seen with his head on the pavement while an arresting officer has his knee on his neck.
Matching the video with lyrics he wrote against police brutality including, “Your white wife who had the nerve, to say she was frightened by black life, while my face is on the fucking curb,” Nick Cannon’s clip didn’t get the reciprocation he expected.
Followers immediately began slamming the host, insinuating that his words mean nothing after he backtracked on his comments about the Jewish community. “Nah I’m good on your empty words and you let them Jews aka white people distract you so we good,” one person wrote.
“Boy you aren’t bout this black life, you ran from fire,” stated another follower. One day after catching heat over the black and white video, Nick Cannon is firing back saying he’s the one staying woke through this historical movement.
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Taking to Twitter, Nick Cannon fired back, “While y’all keep talking… I will keep reading. But trust, my third eye is paying attention.” He continued, “Education is key so my weekly book reports will still be delivered on these by the end of the week.” Hashtagging, “stay focused,” he also included a link to his Instagram that showed the two books he’s reading about racism.
Nick Cannon’s mental health has been questioned after he copped hate with his anti-Semitic words and apology. After tagging himself in “Heaven” and writing, “Goodbye Earth,” he went dark on social media for almost two days. He returned to admit that he was having suicidal thoughts.
While y’all keep talking… I will keep reading. But trust, my third eye is paying attention. Education is key so my weekly book reports will still be delivered on these by the end of the week. #stayfocused✊🏾 https://t.co/kqNdTdv6Xz
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) July 27, 2020