Just hours after ViacomCBS fired Nick Cannon for a an interview that was labeled as anti-Semitic, Diddy chimed in with an black-owned offer. In a tweet Diddy invited Nick Cannon to join him at Revolt TV.
“@NickCannon come home to @REVOLTTV truly BLACK OWNED!!!” Diddy tweeted with a Black fist and heart emoji on Wednesday (July 15). We got your back and love you and what you have done for the culture. We are for our people first!!! For us! By US! Let’s go!!!”
Nick Cannon has had a 15- year relationship with ViacomCBS before his departure. It all started with an episode Cannon’s Class podcast where he sat opposite former Public Enemy member Professor Griff. Nick Cannon spoke freely in the now viral interview. “It’s never hate speech, you can’t be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people,” Cannon claimed in the interview. “When we are the same people who they want to be. That’s our birthright. We are the true Hebrews.”
It would be his ensuing remarks that would make CBS feel they have to fire him. “The people who don’t have [melanin] … are a little less … so they’re acting out of fear, they’re acting out of low self-esteem,” Nick continued. “They’re acting out of a deficiency, so therefore they only way that they can act is evil. They have to rob, steal, rape, kill and fight in order to survive … so then these people that didn’t have what we have — and when I say we, I mean the melaninated people — they had to be savages. They had to be barbaric … so they’re the ones that are actually closer to animals. They are the true savages.”
After the backlash Nick Cannon, 39, issued a lengthy apology as his name lit up social media. ViacomCBS specified they terminated his contract “to combat hate of all kinds.” Following his firing, Cannon accused Viacom of mistreating, robbing and underpaying Black talent all the while clamoring for full ownership of his Wild ‘N Out brand. Cannon has vowed to own up to his moment of shame. “So let’s embrace those as well as each other. We All Family!” He said in closing to his apology.