New York rapper 50 Cent really is the biggest bully in the rap game. The hip-hop veteran has come forward with trolling after ViacomCBS fired Nick Cannon for controversial podcast remarks he made about white people.
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On Wednesday, Curtis Jackson didn’t miss the opportunity to clown his former rap nemesis. Fif hit up Instagram and even made a reference to Cannon’s “Wild N Out” show.
“👀Damn nikki what the f*ck was you on that stupid a** podcast talking about?🤔No More Wilding Out Hun! (Don’t worry Be Happy). #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi” -50 Cent’s Instagram
Last night, ViacomCBS announced its decision to end its business ties with Nick Cannon over anti-Semitic comments made on a podcast. A spokesperson issued a statement explaining the headline-generating Cannon termination.
“ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism. We have spoken with Nick Cannon about an episode of his podcast ‘Cannon’s Class’ on YouTube, which promoted hateful speech and spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. While we support ongoing education and dialogue in the fight against bigotry, we are deeply troubled that Nick has failed to acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism, and we are terminating our relationship with him. We are committed to doing better in our response to incidents of anti-Semitism, racism, and bigotry. ViacomCBS will have further announcements on our efforts to combat hate of all kinds,” the company said. (Variety)
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Yesterday, social media lit up Twitter with epic reactions to Cannon’s now-infamous words. Prior to ViacomCBS’ Nick Cannon firing, people lit up their feeds with mixed reactions to his podcast remarks.
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The drama all stemmed from a recent conversation he had with hip-hop veteran Professor Griff. During the discussion, Cannon explains how white people became savages generations ago.
“The Masked Singer” host recently been accused of spewing anti-Semitism on his podcast, “Cannon’s Class,” but now it’s this brief clip from his June 30 episode with Professor Griff — formerly of Public Enemy — that has people riled up. Nick said that the power of melanin — or lack thereof — made white people “a little less” than darker-skinned people … and claims this deficiency leads to fear. He was speaking anthropologically — meaning the very first white people in modern day Europe — but went on to say white people’s fear made them lack compassion and ultimately … become evil. (TMZ)