Nick Cannon’s Now Deleted Suicidal Message Has Fans FREAKING Out
Masked Singer host Nick Cannon posted a lengthy message on Instagram this weekend, reacting to the death of his friend Ryan Bowers by suicide, and seeming to express suicidal thoughts of his own.
Nick is currently the center of controversy over anti-Semitic comments he made on his podcast Cannon’s Class. ViacomCBS fired him from his show Wild ‘n Out over the remarks.
Nick Cannon Shares Suicidal Thoughts After Friend’s Death
Ryan Bowers was a 24-year-old rapper signed to Nick Cannon’s label. Last year, he was shot by San Diego police, putting him in a coma. “He fought and fought, he woke up, they stitched him up, he learned to walk and talk again and within months we were back in the studio recording,” Nick wrote in the post (which has since been deleted).
However, he added that Ryan would tell Nick that “everything still hurts.” Nick seemed to share his own thoughts of suicide in his Instagram tribute, writing, “After waking up & barely rising from my own dark contemplation of continuing my physical existence on this planet, this powerful warrior actually had the balls to do it.”
“Once again my brother you have put this world in perspective for me,” Nick added. “You would do that quite often because I never understood how someone who was experiencing sooo much pain could still laugh and smile through it all.”
Nick closed the post by writing, “I can’t help but think if I wasn’t so engulfed in my own bullshit I could’ve been there for you when you finally took your life after several attempts…”
Nick’s Recent Anti-Semitism Controversy
Nick received backlash for anti-Semitic comments during a recent interview with Richard Griffin on his podcast. He later issued an apology, telling Jewish people that this was “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,” he wrote. Although ViacomCBS cut ties with him, Fox chose not to fire Nick from his Masked Singer job, stating that he had “sincerely apologized, and quickly taken steps to educate himself and make amends.”
Nick’s post about Ryan’s death isn’t the first time he’s expressed possibly suicidal thoughts over his current situation. Last week, he wrote on Twitter that he “watched my own community turn on me and call me a sell-out for apologizing. Goodnight. Enjoy Earth.” He followed that up with another tweet stating, “Y’all can have this planet. I’m out!”
Russell Simmons Receives Backlash For His Response
Some fans and friends of the star have expressed concern over these posts, telling Nick to “stay strong.” Singer Kehlani, who shared her own tribute to Ryan Bowers, commented on Instagram telling Nick, “HEAD UP WARRIOR.”
However, Russell Simmons has received backlash for his own response to the post, as he wrote, “Everyone even.. every single Jewish, black Muslim Christian and even us Yogi’s could give a fuck about yesterday. Brother it’s COVID season. Call me. Ps You change your number more then Kim Kardashian.”
He later added, “Sorry about your friend. We all love you, and u need to know this will pass. I promise. And I know… just accept that you are just more interesting. Call me brother. It’s all good.” Fans called his attitude “tone deaf and “irresponsible.”