Walking through the aisles of Walmart, Orlando Brown recorded the 34-second black and white video, boldly announcing multiple times “Nick, you sucked my d***.”
After Brown’s video appeared on World Star, Nick Cannon realized he needed to respond to the claims. However, instead of clapping back, he took the opportunity to make the experience a “teachable moment” about mental health.
*Me seeing why Orlando Brown is trending* pic.twitter.com/3I6TJlDnpl
— Jasmine Black (@jbdd1293) January 22, 2020
In Orlando Brown’s rant, he also claimed Nick performed the sexual act “as a female.”
In his full video rant, he says, “Ah, don’t worry about Nick. Nick, okay look fine, fine okay, you want me to tell everybody, you want me to let everybody know? Okay fine. Nick, I let you suck my d. Okay fine, I’ll say it. I let Nick suck my d and I liked it. It was okay, it was fine. Nick, you sucked my d but everybody knows you did it as a female. Nick, you sucked my d. I didn’t wanna say that, you know?”
Orlando Brown says Nick Cannon gave him head pic.twitter.com/8QRvM95HQp
— Taqkiiyawna (@taqkii) January 22, 2020
While Nick Cannon easily could have jumped on social media angrily defending his name, he laughed off the accusations and re-directed fans’ focus to mental health struggles and support.
Cannon posted a photo of iHeart Radio’s article on the subject and first explained his reaction in the caption.
“When I first saw this I thought it was f***ing hilarious!!!! But then after putting a little cognitive effort and analytical thought to the situation, I figured what a great opportunity for a ‘teachable moment’!”
“First off let me say I am praying for the young brother Orlando even though I don’t really know him personally, I have always loved and enjoyed his talent and have been a fan of his past work. He was f***ing brilliant in Major Payne, and had us all laughing on ‘That’s So Raven’. But this is another crucial example of when we allow our young artists to be prematurely exposed by this demonic business and left out to fend for themselves. We need better support systems for our youth and take care of our own. I watched various of this young brothers videos and all I see is a cry out for help.”
Cannon went on to ask fans to “embrace” Orlando and others who struggle with “substance abuse and diagnosed psychiatric disorders.”
In past interviews, Orlando Brown also claimed he had a sexual relationship with co-star Raven Symone. He later got a large neck tattoo of the actress, although she too denies any sexual involvement with Orlando.
While many are questioning his bizarre behavior, his wild accusations are likely a result of his addiction and mental health struggles.
Brown checked into rehab back in late 2018 after being arrested for methamphetamine possession in June of that year. At the time of his arrest, police also realized he had a domestic violence warrant.
While in rehab, Orlando also appeared on the Dr. Phil show for help with his mental health issues.
You know, I'm starting to think that child stars who basically grew up in Hollywood, should be appointed therapist throughout their career to deal with that type of pressure, because what's been going on with #OrlandoBrown these last few years has been wild.
— TheSafePlace (@ItsTheSafePlace) January 22, 2020