Nick Cannon sent out a late night tweet on Thursday (July 16) that raised some concern among his fanbase.
The now former Wild ‘N Out host was entangled in controversy all week after some comments he made during an interview with Professor Griff of Public Enemy fame were perceived to be anti-Semitic and anti-White. As a result, he was fired from ViacomCBS and is no longer at the helm of one of the network’s biggest shows.
After issuing not one but two apologies to the Jewish community, the FOX network announced he’d be able to retain his hosting duties for The Masked Singer, but that didn’t sit well with some people either. Some people deemed him a sellout, which appears to be at the center of what’s currently troubling Cannon.
“I hurt an entire community and it pained me to my core, I thought it couldn’t get any worse,” he wrote. “Then I watched my own community turn on me and call me a sell-out for apologizing. Goodnight. Enjoy Earth.”
He added, “Y’all can have this planet. I’m out!”
Cannon’s messages were quickly deemed to be suicidal and the support for his mental health came pouring in. For example, media personality Karen Civil reminded Cannon of all the positive things he’s done for not just the culture but also the world.
“take time for yourself,” Civil wrote. “you have committed to amplifying so many black women in executive roles in your companies, as well as all of the countless work that you have done/ do for Haiti! Give yourself Grace.”
Following ViacomCBS’ decision to sever its relationship with Cannon, the 39-year-old expressed how disappointed he was that a company he’s worked with for over two decades were so quick to let him go.
At the same time, he demanded ownership of Wild ‘N Out and an apology from the media giant. So far, he’s received neither. In the wake of the fallout, he’s committed to further educating himself on the plight of Jewish people, saying, “I want to express my gratitude to the Rabbis, community leaders and institutions who reached out to me to help enlighten me, instead of chastising.
“I want to assure my Jewish friends, new and old, that this is only the beginning of my education — I am committed to deeper connections, more profound learning and strengthening the bond between our two cultures today and every day going forward.”
Cannon has since announced a hiatus from his Power 106 radio show as well.