Nick Cannon is caught in the middle of controversy following anti-semitic remarks he made on his Cannon Class podcast. Many Black folks called him a sellout for apologizing for his comments, which led him to tweet that he’s “out” from this planet.
Thankfully, Nick is still with us and using this mistake as a learning moment. He opened up his platform to Rabbi Abraham Cooper and talked about “truth and reconciliation.”
The Wild ‘n Out creator didn’t do anything worth getting canceled and T.I. advocated for him during his interview on The Breakfast Club. “Whether you agree or disagree with the apology, you don’t use it to villainize or slander one of our national treasures,” Tip said.
“I just really feel like if a mistake was made, then he has to rectify that mistake. But it ain’t our job to cancel him. First of all, let’s look at Nick Cannon’s career and his reputation. Look at how many Black people he put in position and helped and got off of zero. Look at how time after time after time, he’s made contributions to the culture,” T.I. says. “I think that has to speak for him. Especially when it comes to our people—on our behalf, how we deal with him—we have to look at that.”
He continued, “You gotta give him consideration. You must give him consideration. Fair and reasonable consideration. We must hold him accountable if necessary, but we can’t just discount and discard our people because don’t no one else do they people like that. Why we expected to throw ours away when they make a mistake?”