Nick Cannon was just fired from Viacom but The Masked Singer host may have found a new business opportunity from longtime friend Diddy. The founder of Revolt TV posted on Instagram that Nick is welcome to come back to the television network because they love him. See Diddy’s Instagram post below.
Diddy founded Revolt TV in 2013 and it has been a network centered around music and social justice issues. After hearing of Nick’s firing from Viacom after using “hateful speech” and promoting “anti-Semitic conspiracy theories” on his podcast Cannon’s Class, Diddy posted a picture of the pair sitting courtside at a basketball game with a lengthy caption. “The only way we can change the narrative, educate, and uplift each other is if we do it together. Nick, my brother, I am here to support you fully in any way you need” he wrote. “What we are not going to do is turn our backs on our brothers and sisters when they challenge the system.” He recieved a ton of praise on this Instagram post with fans dropping heart emojis in the comments.
This was followed by Diddy extending an invitation to Nick to join his network. “Come home to @REVOLTTV, which is truly BLACK OWNED! We got your back and love you and what you have done for the culture” he wrote. The Revolt TV Instagram account also posted that Nick should “come home” to the network. Nick has made tons of appearances on Revolt TV in the past so he is no stranger to being on the network.
Nick is demanding “full ownership of my billion-dollar Wild ‘N Out brand that I created, and they will continue to misuse and destroy without my leadership!” according to a post he wrote on Facebook to discuss his Viacom firing. So, will Nick actually be taking his show to Revolt TV? Well, it won’t be that easy considering there will be some legalities to work out if Viacom ok’s the demands. He first brought the show to Viacom in 2005 and financed it with his own money.
“My time at Viacom also birthed one of my other greatest creative accomplishments; their longest-running comedy series and the most successful Hip Hop programming in Television History “Wild ‘N Out,” Nick wrote on Facebook. He went on to say that the show was “An idea in which I self-financed out my own pocket and presented to MTV. I created a billion-dollar brand that expanded across a multitiered empire that is still Viacom’s biggest digital brand, touring business, talent discovery and incubation system and successful restaurant franchise.”
Nick was previously let go from hosting America’s Got Talent after NBC found a joke he made during a Showtime standup special to be inappropriate. “Based on trust and empty promises, my ownership was swindled away from me. For Viacom to be so deceptive is no surprise; they have been mistreating and robbing our community for years, underpaying talent on their biggest brands like Love & Hip Hop, all of BET programming and of course, Wild ‘N Out” he wrote. He has yet to speak out about this new business opportunity with Revolt TV.
The controversial Nation of Islam leader recently doubled down on past polarizing statements in an impassioned and wide-ranging speech, days after Facebook permanently banned him from its social media platforms for violating the tech giant’s policies on hate speech.
Farrakhan has led the black nationalist group since 1977 and is known for hyperbolic hate speech aimed at the Jewish community. During the speech in Chicago, Farrakhan made several anti-Semitic comments, including, “the powerful Jews are my enemy.”
“White folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan, by God’s grace, has pulled the cover off of that Satanic Jew and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is through,” he later said.
Given how anti-Semitic and homophobic Farrakhan has proven himself in the past, some outlets have started to call out P. Diddy for elevating Farrakhan on his platform Revolt TV.
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